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How can I get the bass part of a song???


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Your ear flap, the outside part that we know as the ear, catches sounds like a cup. Then sound travels down the ear canal to the eardrum. The eardrum is like a tiny drum, When the sound hits the eardrum it vibrates just like a regular drum does when it is hit.

 

There are three very tiny bones right behind your eardrum. They are the tiniest bones in your body. Their names are the hammer, the anvil and the stirup. When the eardrum vibrates it makes the little bones vibrate and these bones pass the vibrations on to the cochlea in the inner ear.

 

Inside of the cochlea the vibrations are changed into nerve signals which are sent to the brain via the auditory nerve. This entire process is very fast. In an instant the message is already sent up to our brain where it is processed so we can understand what the sound is.

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There are "slow down" mechanisms on computers and on the Tascam CD-GT1 "trainer". It helps you pick out the part, but it still requires you to listen.

 

There's probably some software somewhere that will do what you want, but most of us are so focused on bass that we can hear it. There are times when multiple instruments are playing low, and then you have to work it out for yourself (this would be true if you had "isolation software" as well, because it would be frequency based).

 

It must be tough for guitar players when they lay 27 strumming guitars on songs. Some CDs are recorded in a more "friendly" fashion and use stereo to do the separation. On the latest Allman Brothers CD they tell you which guitarist is right or left.

 

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Go to Bass Tab Archive and search for whatever song you are looking for. The tabs show you which notes to play and maybe the rhythm, but you will probably have to figure out the rhythm yourself.
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Originally posted by Bumpcity:

Your ear flap, the outside part that we know as the ear, catches sounds like a cup. Then sound travels down the ear canal to the eardrum...

 

There are three very tiny bones right behind your eardrum...

 

...In an instant the message is already sent up to our brain where it is processed so we can understand what the sound is.

Ahhhhh, Bumpcity, King of all Wise-Asses! :D

 

Honestly, though, work out that ear! Listen closely for repeated patterns of notes, try to find an anchor note for those patterns, and then listen for the intervals. You'll get it! :thu:

 

The greatest technical aids in this process are the "pause" button and the "rewind" (or "review") button. You can also pick up the needle and move it back a groove (although I haven't had to do that in quite some time! ;) ).

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I use a Superscope PSD 230. It is a CD player that you can plug your bass (1/4") or a mic (xlr) into and mix it with the CD. I always use headphones as that seems to work best for me. There is a speaker on it, but it isn't great. It has treble, mid and bass tone control.

 

You can slow the CD down by 1/3 without effecting pitch - too much. It isn't perfect, but it works. you can also change the pitch without effecting speed. I don't use that feature at all. I do use the Loop feature a ton. press a button at th ebeginning of a measure or section, then again at th eend and it will loop indefinatly.

 

It is expensive (I got a deal where I teach) but I find it is a useful tool when I'm learning and/or transcribing parts.

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Crank your stereo to the max.

Then go into the next room.

The walls of your house will effectively filter out those usless guitars, keyboards, vocals, and drums.

 

Then listen, listen, and listen.

 

But try to avoid listening to your parents, roommates, neighbors, whatever who are screaming at you to turn it down.

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Originally posted by jeremyc:

Crank your stereo to the max.

Then go into the next room.

The walls of your house will effectively filter out those usless guitars, keyboards, vocals, and drums.

 

Then listen, listen, and listen.

 

But try to avoid listening to your parents, roommates, neighbors, whatever who are screaming at you to turn it down.

That's the best idea yet!! :D

 

This is officially my new way to learn parts from CDs.

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Originally posted by Bumpcity:

Originally posted by jeremyc:

Crank your stereo to the max.

Then go into the next room.

The walls of your house will effectively filter out those usless guitars, keyboards, vocals, and drums.

 

Then listen, listen, and listen.

 

But try to avoid listening to your parents, roommates, neighbors, whatever who are screaming at you to turn it down.

That's the best idea yet!! :D

 

This is officially my new way to learn parts from CDs.

My next door neighbors have using that technique for years, trying to teach me the bass parts to mexican oom-pah music. :mad: I don't know why, cause there's only one bass part in the entire catalog. If only I could play tuba. . .

 

Got the sheriff's department on speed-dial. :D

 

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