Horn Slicka Bass Transcription…
“Horn Slicka” is a tune I wrote immediately after the 2014 Bass Player Live! event in Los Angeles. I came home very inspired by the many thumb masters I encountered there. Other than the bridge which I wrote much later on, the verse and chorus came together in a very short time. The issue was executing the piece which took me a year to pull off! Between the slapping, double thumb, and delicate pops, I had my work cut out for me. I never pluck a note in the entire piece. Here is the first verse transcribed.
I have included a close up video of the verse as well. I hope you enjoy my latest creation. Paul Hanson adds some beautiful jazz bassoon playing later in the song. I intend to continue the transcriptions and videos in future columns.
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