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SOTF: Motown/Soul!

Post  Smaz on Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:23 am

SOTF? What?!?!

Songs of the Fortnight - the new SOTW!

I've decided that I'd try things a little differently now, to try and cater for more skill levels, techniques, and genres.... I'll rotate between genres, and pick a few songs from each that'll cover different skill levels, and hopefully a few different techniques too.

To start off with, one of my favourite genres to both listen to & play: Motown/Soul!

There are MANY famous bassists arising from this genre... James Jameson (session bassist), Verdine White (Earth, Wind & Fire), Larry Graham (Graham Central Station, Solo career), Nathan Watts (I think it is... Stevie Wonder's bassist Smile) to name a few.

Lets start with the easy ones:

Beginner:
Stand By Me - Ben E. King:



The Four Tops - Sugar Pie Honey Bunch



Intermediate:

The Supremes - You Can't Hurry Love

I've put this one in intermediate, as you really need to groove with this one, it's got a fairly fast tempo, and there's a couple of slightly tricky bits in it Smile



Jackson Five - ABC



Advanced:

Jackson Five - I Wan't You Back

Really gotta groove with this one... Smile



Barry White - You're The First, My Last, My Everything



Enjoy! Let's see a few responses guys... Smile


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Post  akyra on Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:33 am

oooooooooooooooooooooooo Im excited!!

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Post  BlackF89 on Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:23 am

fit

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Post  Pippynip on Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:58 am

Hmm... Beginner ones would be no sweat (i suppose that's why they call them beginner songs) but the other four (well dunno about the supremes one 'cause I can't hear the bass with these rubbish laptop speakers) would be a challenge for me... Goddamnit I need a decent camera.

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Post  Dropthelines585 on Tue Mar 09, 2010 2:18 pm

Mine vanished into thin air.
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Post  Some freaky guy on Tue Mar 09, 2010 2:26 pm

I AM VERY EXCITE!
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SOTF: Motown/Soul!

Post  willba on Tue Mar 09, 2010 5:36 pm

Yay, I can actually record a cover for this cheers

What to go for though, I think I may challenge myself and go for Jackson 5- I want you back. Its probably my favourite one out of all six. Very Happy

Should post the cover in a few days Smile
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Post  maxf13 on Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:15 pm

im in a really metal mood atm
if i can excite my self for sum funk/soul etc i might give this a go

EDIT

oh yeah i fergot to say that i really like your idea for sotf its better imo

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Post  Faceslide on Fri Mar 12, 2010 11:50 pm

Is "I Want You Back" In G# Major? at least to begin with? trying to tab these ones out by ear, to sharpen my hearing.

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Post  willba on Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:03 pm

Yay, i felt like I was treading on eggshells with the cover for some reason. Couple of mistakes but I just wanted to post it! Very Happy

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Post  maxf13 on Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:13 pm

thats a nice cover there

just a few tips in terms of actually recording
the actually sound of your bass seems quite muddy to me.
that is usually because the sound card is not designed for the low frequencies
if you just turn down the bass and boost the mid slightly on your eq/amp then the sound coming from your bass should be a lot clearer to hear

your playing was nice tho

i would +1 you but i cant so meh

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Post  willba on Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:16 pm

Yeah, I played it on VLC media player and played about with the effects and also made it lighter but it didnt transfer onto YT Sad

I may re-record in the daytime, much easier that way.
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Post  Cliff em' all on Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:24 pm

willba wrote:Yeah, I played it on VLC media player and played about with the effects and also made it lighter but it didnt transfer onto YT Sad

I may re-record in the daytime, much easier that way.

How did you record that?
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Post  willba on Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:48 pm

Just a digital camera, suprisingly good quality when its played off speakers, and my room has good acoustics
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Post  Smaz on Wed Mar 17, 2010 6:37 am

Nicely done willba! Thanks for playing along... Suppose I better get mine recorded ^^

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Post  akyra on Wed Mar 17, 2010 8:16 am

ooo fancy Smile

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SOTF: Motown/Soul!

Post  willba on Wed Mar 17, 2010 5:32 pm

Better version here

Also, yes, that is a fireplace to the right... Very Happy

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Post  danthewelshy on Thu Mar 18, 2010 12:46 am

I might try some, I need to learn some new songs sometime soon. Though I have no motivation to learn songs anymore unless its for band purposes! Ill try and get some for next week Wink

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Post  Nathol on Sat Mar 27, 2010 5:43 pm

Hey guys

I'm new to the forums, but I've been lurking here for a while. I'm a huge fan of the SOTW, so I tried some of the easier songs of SOTF.
I recently learned "Stand by me", so here it is:

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SOTF: Motown/Soul!

Post  willba on Sat Mar 27, 2010 6:34 pm

We have the same bass I think Very Happy

Also is that an ernie balls strap cus I have that. Gd cover too btw Smile
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Post  akyra on Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:49 am

XD awesome and inspiring >.< now I feel I must do it.

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Post  Nathol on Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:19 am

willba wrote:We have the same bass I think Very Happy

Thanks Very Happy

That bass is pretty old, it's a Johnson bass. Never heard of that brand before. Yesterday I got my new Ibanez I love you I'll try to cover another song with it.

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Post  Nathol on Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:24 am

Sorry for the double post, but I've got another cover for you:

When's the next SOTF?

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Post  willba on Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:37 am

Oh we havent got the same bass then, mines an Ibanez, thought it was the same..

And I asume the next SOTF is a fortnight after this one started although its been a fortnight scratch

Also, if your cover isnt of one of the songs posted by Smaz, post it in the "Your Youtube videos" thread Very Happy
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Post  Smaz on Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:45 pm

Sorry, been very busy recently - starting a new job next week, and preparing for that. Plus have a visitor at the moment! So I'll get one done soon Smile

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