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Jaime David Vazquez – BASS LINES: Happy (Pharrell Williams)

Jaime D. Vazquez - Lathon Bass Wear Exclusive ArtistHello Bass Players! This month I have a very cool bass line from an American artist, Pharrell Williams. This guy is a great producer. The Billboard hit “Happy” is from the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack album. Released on November 21, 2013. The song has topped the charts in 15 countries. The song is in the key of F minor in an upbeat tempo.
Fig. 1 – Is the verse part of the song with a very interesting and melodic bass line. A great example of space in music. 
Happy Pharrell Williams-1

Fig. 2 – This is the groove of the chorus of the song. Solid and strong. Remember! Is all about the groove!
Happy Pharrell Williams-2


  1. Debbie Crawford Deezimages

    March 21, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    Can anyone answer *who* played the bass on Happy for Pharrell? Did he play it himself?

  2. Jaime Vazquez

    Jaime David Vazquez

    March 31, 2014 at 7:10 am

    Williams recorded the keyboards and the drums. I’m still looking for the bass player.

  3. Jose

    April 2, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    One of my favorite songs! Groovy! A very interesting bass line and fun to play!

  4. Jaime Vazquez

    Jaime David Vazquez(JDV)

    April 3, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    Thank you Jose! Keep grooving!

  5. Rick Turner

    April 17, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    I was looking for guitar and bass credits b/c they are both incredibly smooth. Pharrell’s work goes without saying. 🙂

  6. caquant

    July 2, 2014 at 6:35 am

    Thanks for this very simplified sight of this bass-line.

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