Gospel riff tabs

dcurtis's picture

Anybody know where I can find some tabs for some gospel riffs. Just something to keep the bass going while our little church band is playing hymns and such. We have a guitarist, a keyboard and me. We did OK last Sunday but I want to do something more than just "thump, thump". Thanks, David

TK's picture

sorry

I get them from my church, but that is only available for those of us who are part of the praise team (I run sound for them at this point), but those are contemperary style songs and not hymms.

though, I did find this on a google search... http://www.freetabs.net/TabFinder.cfm?ArtistID=2010

so you might find some others with a more through search

wheat's picture

There's a dude out there who

There's a dude out there who has a three-DVD collection devoted to gospel bass. I can't remember his name and Google has failed me. I think Bo is a fan of his. So, if he sees this, he might chime in and know who it is I'm thinking of.

Wheat

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BoH's picture

Questions

I understand your search for tabs, but would you be opposed to addressing the deeper issue?

Some questions first:

Are you using chord charts? If not, ask your band leader to provide some.

Do you understand chord construction?

If you are using chord charts (lead sheets, numbering system, etc). Constructing bass lines can be quite easy. For example; let's suppose the band is playing a G chord (major). Instead of simply playing the root (G), try a major triad (three tones that create a chord--G-B-D) one note at a time for the duration of the chord. That's just a rudimentary example and I hope it's not too muddy or over-explained.

Check out Wheat's BASSBOOK or get a copy of Bass Guitar for Dummies and you'll learn a lot about building cool lines.

Bo


You don't love me, you just love my FINGERSTYLE!
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Bo


You don't love me, you just love my FINGERSTYLE!
Peavey T40; SX/Squier P-bass; Spector Legend 5
Roland Bass 30 Cube

TK's picture

Yah, I primarily work off of

Yah, I primarily work off of chord sheets myself, though tabs are nice for some things.

dcurtis's picture

Appreciate the help

Appreciate the help guys....since this posting the music director, who I dint know has played and understands bass somewhat, has been showing me some runs and riffs using the chord progression you mentioned, Thanks Again, David

Hazz's picture

Bo

[quote=Bo]I understand your search for tabs, but would you be opposed to addressing the deeper issue?

Some questions first:...[/quote]

Ahhhhh, Bo now has a PHD in P-sychiatry. Hahahahahaha ....

Hazz
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wheat's picture

Well, you see, doctor, my

Well, you see, doctor, my father loved music, but he never loved my music and, in fact, never showed up even once to see my play live . . .

All true, actually. But I'm coping pretty well in spite of it.

Wheat

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BoH's picture

L O

L O L!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bo


You don't love me, you just love my FINGERSTYLE!
Peavey T40; SX/Squier P-bass; Spector Legend 5
Roland Bass 30 Cube

Bo


You don't love me, you just love my FINGERSTYLE!
Peavey T40; SX/Squier P-bass; Spector Legend 5
Roland Bass 30 Cube

wheat's picture

Norm Stockton - Grooving for Heaven

This is the guy I was thinking of: Norm Stockton. I've heard good things about his DVD series, Grooving for Heaven (scroll down a bit on this page to find it).

Hope it helps!

Wheat

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