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Riff By Riff - Bass


By Black Sabbath

Riff by Riff Bass Bass - Difficulty: medium
-. By Black Sabbath. Riff by Riff. Metal and Hard Rock. Bass tablature songbook. With bass tablature, standard notation, instructional text, black & white photos, bass tablature notation legend and introductory text. 80 pages. Published by Cherry Lane Music (HL.2500117).

Item Number: HL.2500117

ISBN 9781575602653. 9x12 inches.

The most comprehensive bass book ever on the music of Black Sabbath! Features over 130 annotated, note-for-note excerpts from Black Sabbath through Mob Rules, in-depth lessons, a history of the band, info on their gear setups, lots of photos, and much more. Songs include: Am I Going Insane * Black Sabbath * Bassically * Dirty Women * Heaven and Hell * Into the Void * Iron Man * The Mob Rules * Paranoid * Rat Salad * Supernaut * Sweet Leaf * and more. Also available: 02500116 Riff by Riff Guitar $14.95.

  • Changes 
  • Fluff 
  • Into The Void 
  • Electric Funeral 
  • Hand Of Doom 
  • Luke's Wall 
  • Rat Salad 
  • Wasp 
  • Bassically 
  • Behind The Wall Of Sleep 
  • Wicked World 
  • After Forever 
  • Solitude 
  • The Elegy 
  • Symptom Of The Universe 
  • Am I Going Insane (Radio) 
  • Sabbra Cadabra 
  • Hole In The Sky 
  • Killing Yourself To Live 
  • Megalomania 
  • The Mob Rules 
  • The Sign Of The Southern Cross 
  • Wheels Of Confusion 
  • Black Sabbath 
  • Children Of The Grave 
  • Country Girl 
  • Fairies Wear Boots (Interpolating Jack The Stripper) 
  • Heaven And Hell 
  • Iron Man 
  • N.I.B. 
  • Paranoid 
  • Sabbath, Bloody Sabbath 
  • Sweet Leaf 
  • War Pigs (Interpolating Luke's Wall) 
  • The Wizard 
  • Children Of The Sea 
  • Dirty Women 
  • Neon Knights 
  • Planet Caravan 
  • Snowblind 
  • Supernaut 
  • Jack The Stripper 

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  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Steve McLennan
    Newcastle, NSW, Australia
    Difficulty Level:
  • January 04, 2008 Balck Sabbath: Geezer Butler: Riff by Riff

    "Black Sabbath:Riff By Riff" for bass guitar gives some great insight into the playing style and thundering bass licks of the legendary Geezer Butler. I bought the book for my 13 yr old son and he has found its combination of notation and tablature clear and concise with helpful...

    hints for the beginner on everything from Geezer's finger technique to various tunings for different songs. Seasoned musicians have commented on the accuracy of the transcriptions and I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in exploring the dark side of rock'n'roll bass playing. While some might be disappointed that there are mainly partial song transcriptions (as opposed to complete songs) I find this to be an excellent feature as it encourages the beginner player to explore the rest of the song on his / her own after giving them a firm platform from which to start. The bonus photo of Geezer in his sartorial splendour at California Jam 1974 is worth the purchase price !!!!

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  • 2

    Red Bank, NJ
  • July 16, 2003 Uhhh.... k....

    Good style and playing notes, but it would be nice if it had all of the song... that really angered me when I first started learning to play... The hardest parts are tabbed of though...

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  • 3

    victor t
    rancho palos verdes, ca
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  • November 07, 2001 fairly accurate

    Decent job, only 3 or 4 songs are complete. Good info on finger positioning of "Geeser" and good tuning info.

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