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Motown Bass Classics

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Bass Recorded Versions Bass - Difficulty: medium
By Various. Hal Leonard Bass Recorded Versions. Classic Soul. Bass tablature songbook. With bass tablature, standard notation, vocal melody, lyrics, chord names and bass notation legend. 110 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.690253).

Item Number: HL.690253

ISBN 9780793588374. 9x12 inches.

Exact transcriptions with tab for 21 bass-heavy Motown faves: Ain't No Mountain High Enough * Baby Love * Dancing in the Street * Get Ready * I Just Want to Celebrate * My Girl * My Guy * Stop! in the Name of Love * Where Did Our Love Go * You Can't Hurry Love * and more.

About Hal Leonard Bass Recorded Versions

On the heels of the success of Guitar Recorded Versions, Hal Leonard introduced Bass Recorded Versions. Finally, bass guitar players can keep up with their guitar counterparts with these off-the-record transcriptions expressly done for bass guitar. Each book contains notes and tablature.

  • Shot Gun  Performed by Jr. Walker & The Allstars
  • Ain't No Mountain High Enough  Performed by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
  • Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing  Performed by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
  • Ain't Too Proud To Beg  Performed by The Temptations
  • I Just Want To Celebrate  Performed by Rare Earth
  • Baby Love  Performed by The Supremes
  • Dancing In The Street  Performed by Martha And The Vandellas
  • For Once In My Life  Performed by Stevie Wonder
  • Get Ready  Performed by Rare Earth
  • I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)  Performed by The Four Tops
  • I Heard It Through the Grapevine  Performed by Gladys Knight & The Pips
  • I Second That Emotion  Performed by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
  • It's The Same Old Song  Performed by The Four Tops
  • My Girl  Performed by The Temptations
  • My Guy  Performed by Mary Wells
  • Reach Out, I'll Be There  Performed by The Four Tops
  • Stop! In The Name Of Love  Performed by The Supremes
  • What's Going On  Performed by Marvin Gaye
  • Where Did Our Love Go  Performed by The Supremes
  • You Can't Hurry Love  Performed by The Supremes
  • You Keep Me Hangin' On  Performed by The Supremes

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  • 2

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  • April 03, 2015 Motown Bass Classics

    I have had this book a while but have only just got around to using it.Audibly I am sure that the transcriptions are accurate, but I find it hard to believe that songs were played on bass in keys such as B Major, Eb Major and Db Major, it...

    would seem more likely that the Bass was detuned a 1/2 tone i.e. Eb instead of E and that the songs was played in C, E, and D.The transcriptions would have been better in these keys with a detune notification ... all IMHO !!!

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  • 5

    Phillip Island, Oz
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  • October 23, 2011 classic lines

    A great collection of notated and tabbed classic soul bass playing, the blue print for great bass lines.Also includes accurate lyrics, melody, vocal harmonies and chord an excellent 'fake book' for the whole band, not just the bass foundation.Great for analysing why these lines worked so...

    well and help you create better bass lines

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  • 5

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  • December 10, 2007 A bigger lesson than just songs

    These lines (and songs) are just as valuable for their groove/pocket lessons as they are for learning great tunes.

    36 of 69 people found this review helpful.
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  • 5

    L. Clark
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  • December 02, 2007 Easy to play notes

    This is a great book for the beginner. The notes are really easy to play. It would be really good if it had the play along CD to hear how it actually sounds.

    24 of 63 people found this review helpful.
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  • 5

    Bremerton, Wa
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  • November 01, 2007 excellent choices

    wheather you are a beginner or advance this book is a must have for all bass players. you cna't go no further in your persuit of excellence w/o this bread and butter book.

    23 of 74 people found this review helpful.
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