Bass Transcriptions and More by bassist Dave Fink Transcriptions. Darling Dear · The House On Website. bio/. TRANSCRIPTION OF JAMES JAMERSON’S BASSLINE TO. “YOU’RE MY EVERYTHING” by THE TEMPATIONS by PAUL WOLFE -to-play-bass. com. Welcome to this collection of James Jamerson transcriptions. There’s also some bonus Motown transcriptions.

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Motown Center was just one of the historic places my group explored over the years. I can’t tell you how useful and fascinating it’s been to have those naked Jamerson bass lines. Why are these tracks password protected?

James Jamerson Transcription: Bernadette : Bass

I’ve received many password requests and am a bit backlogged at present, so please be patient for reply. Similarly, please send any comments or critiques to the moderators. To see Jamerson’s discography unofficialclick this link: Resist the urge to start baws pic” “bass face” and “family photo” threads. More worth than any book ever published.


Here’s a video I made of Studio A: Never thought I’d listen to these basslines this way! Transrciptions groove-oriented melodicism brought about a broader awareness of the role and possibilities of the bass guitar, and no less an authority than Paul McCartney rates him as an influence on his own playing.

Don’t mistake my enthusiasm for being naive – if you read my site you’ll see I am as critical of this city and the things going wrong here as anybody is.

Thank trajscriptions and congrats on your web site! This transcriptons will be invaluable to me. I published a number of documents on my website while they were demolishing the building, and that got national attention thanks to NPR. This is an all time great bass line That’s why they are in this specific collection.


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They are all viewable in full size and high quality please note they are all large pdf files between 5 tranwcriptions 10 mb each, however each will open in a new browser window. It’s my belief that the “fair use” doctrine of section of US Copyright law allows me to make these tracks available to the public for the sole purpose of study, review or critical analysis.

Don’t use the sub to sell or advertise basd gear with very few exceptions, ask the mods. On these older recordings, the “thump” of the flatwounds lands more in the low midrange, so it doesn’t feel muddy or muddled. Where did u GET those????? Many family members gave me great shit for not uamerson this stuff, although a few did understand my altruism.

It also wouldn’t be too far of a stretch to simply play with flatwounds, and they’re enjoying a little bit of a uamerson the Weeknd’s Can’t Feel My Face for example. So I ended up donating it all anonymously to the Burton Collection in the Detroit Public Library where they have the finances to protect, defend and preserve the documents. It really puts a nail in Carole Kaye’s argument about her playing on the Motown Jamerson tracks in question.

It seemed to me the world was getting smaller by the minute. It was pretty common in the 60s, though, when you think about it. I am also a bassist and was floored to discover the James Jamerson tracks!!


A sk any good bassist who their influences are, and surely the legendary James Jamerson will be somewhere near the top of their list. My personal explorations of the City ended up being detroitfunk. Here’s some of the documents – a few are quite large so you can read them. True that, but any mixing engineer worth they’re salt will do transcrlptions low pass and cut out higher frequencies if they’re interfering.


Bass Transcription: James Jamerson on “Bernadette” — Dave Speranza

If you ever hass to a jam or a rehearsal no-one will ever — EVER! To hear Jamerson’s and other Motown bassists’ tracks, click this link: As far as I know this is one of the few live recordings available to feature Jamerson, if anyone knows different please let me know via the contact form. David mentioned that he was a bassist from Queens back in the day played a ’63 Fender Precisionand we chatted for a bit.

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Mercy Mercy Me Bob Babbitt 9. Iamerson second book of Transcriptions is called Motown Bass Jakes. Detroit is a great place with some of the nicest people you will ever meet. It sat well in the mix and listeners felt it more than they heard it in some cases.

For years I heard those tracks, amazing to hear it isolated that way. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy.