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Bass Lines: “Outshined” VS “Spoonman”

Bass Lines: “Outshined” VS “Spoonman”

Hello bass players and fans of bass playing! This is it… Welcome to Groove Wars!

I hope that you can enjoy this and learn a lot about great BASS LINES!

Due to the death last month of the great songwriter and frontman, Chris Cornell. I have decided to pay a very special tribute to his legacy. This month, I have the grooves of two excellent songs from one of his bands, Soundgarden.

Grunge Groove Battle:

Soundgarden’s “Outshined” vs “Spoonman.”

Both compositions are hit singles in the grunge music era. Notice the use of odd meters in the verses and how they change to 4/4 in the choruses. The grooves are in dropped D tuning. So, get ready for an outstanding Grunge Groove Battle!

Which one is the best?

YOU DECIDE!

Band: Soundgarden
Composer: Chris Cornell
Song: “Outshined”
Bass Player: Hunter Benedict “Ben” Shepherd
Album: Badmotorfinger (1991)
Label: A&M

Versus

Band: Soundgarden
Composer: Chris Cornell
Song: “Spoonman”
Bass Player: Hunter Benedict “Ben” Shepherd
Album: Superunknown (1994)
Label: A&M

FIRST ROUND:

Fig. 1 – The groove for the intro/verse part of “Outshined.”

Fig. 2 – The main groove for the intro/verse part of “Spoonman.”

SECOND ROUND:

Fig. 3 – The groove for the chorus part of “Outshined.”

Fig. 4 – The groove for the chorus part of “Spoonman.”

Stay tuned for more great stuff in the next issue and keep in touch with #bassmusicianmag, #basslines, #groovewars, #fullbassattack, #boricuabass and #groovemaniac. Thank you for all your support and feel free to comment.

Both compositions are hit singles in the grunge music era. Notice the use of odd meters in the verses and how they change to 4/4 in the choruses. The grooves are in dropped D tuning. So, get ready for an outstanding Grunge Groove Battle!

Stay tuned for more great stuff in the next issue and keep in touch with #bassmusicianmag, #basslines, #groovewars, #fullbassattack, #jdv, #boricuabass and #groovemaniac. Thank you for all your support and feel free to comment. Keep GROOVING!

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