Required few techniques on IR style Bassing...

Discussion in 'Tamil Guitar Tabs - Submit or Request' started by venukailash, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. venukailash

    venukailash New Member

    Hi All,

    I have recently gone into basses, but being a beginner couldn't figure it out how bass actually is played.
    Please some one give a demonstration how to play bass generally for basic songs (with basic chord progression).

    I have been across some extraordinary bass patterns like in most of IR songs.
    Eg. 1. Boopalam Isaikum poomagal oorvalam
    2. Ninukori Varnam - Agni Natchatiram (almost all songs in this movie)
    3. and many....
    2. Yuvan's Iduvarai from Goa,etc

    How to build up such patterns too?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Guitarsen

    Guitarsen New Member

    Hi Venu ,

    Welcome to the Tamil bass world, pls look at my first posting in this forum. That's how I've entered in IGT.
  3. venukailash

    venukailash New Member

    Ya. Once I crossed your thread when Inever knew wat's bass :p
    And your question remains un answered still??

    Google doesn't know IR's bass :p
  4. Guitarsen

    Guitarsen New Member

    Answer is, you won't be able to get bass tabs for Tamil songs. It's easy for people living in TN to find the local Bassists and learn IR style songs.

    I got Rajesh's midi from the link which displays the keyboard notes of each instrument being played. You can enable the Bass guitar only and see the notes. But it is tedious to transcribe the keyboard display. I am going for private lessons and learning western bass covers, it's not as interesting as IR songs, but it helps me learn the pattern and the progression. Controllong the string noise itself will takes time. It's going to be long way for me to catch up IR songs on my own. If you happen to learn some songs pls share it in youtube. I can grab the notes by hearing and seeing where it's played from the video, I don't need tabs.
  5. venukailash

    venukailash New Member

    Thank a lot for your reply. I would try with the MIDI you sent. As you said, I need no tabs too. Just the technique to play, though I think it takes quite a long time to get that. Pls share if you have some techniques for western bassing too. So that ppl in this forum ll feel great..
  6. Guitarsen

    Guitarsen New Member

    As you might know, chords and bass lines are inter related. Same in western also. Mostly in Tamil they play R 3 5 (R - Root) along with the drum pattern. Here the bass lines like different melody within the same bar and the same will progress with the chord changes. I had been given some fingering exercises, As we already play lead guitar, I was using IR songs like paadi vaa thendrale prelude as my part of my exercise. My experience with the Bass is around three months. Can able to play Kaadhal anukkal, nenjukkul peidhidum, june ponal etc. Mostly if u play the root note of the chords, u will easily get the groove. Composed my own bass lines for nani koni, it sounds better than the original. ARR, HJ bass lines are mostly simple. Most of the IR bass lines are challenging, I wanted to play devanin koyil. I'll post some you tube links for beginners song, mostly from Beatles. Try, you'll get plenty of tabs for exercises. Ear training exercise also important. I hope this will give u a good start. If you r able to transcribe any song the midi, pls let me know. With midi editing software, you can just get the sheet music of the bass track. Share with us if u able to get one.
  7. venukailash

    venukailash New Member

    Thanks a lot Senthil. Very informative :) It have to get slow on bass than leads..

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