Monday, July 20, 2009

More Super Mario Bros stuff

Here's another Super Mario Bros ditty:

And of course, here's the transcription. You'll notice that I didn't transcribe the "coin effects" since they are played at random, but it's easy: Just tap the G and D strings at the 21th fret with your right (left for lefties) hand's index and middle fingers.

Mario Bass Tab

And finally, here are my videos playing the SMB 3 intro theme and the bassline for Budgie's "Breadfan" (both featured in the two previous blog entries):


Thursday, July 16, 2009

My first arrangement for two-handed tapping ala Stu Hamm!

Hey! I'm pretty excited because this is my first (sort of) creative effort in the vein of my biggest influence on bass, the awesome Stuart Hamm. I had a very simplistic version of Super Mario Bros 3's intro theme, but after listening carefully to the actual tune in the video game, I decided to create a more faithful (and elaborated) arrangement, which I want to dedicate to Stu.

Of course, this is a really short piece of music, but anyway it means a big achievement for me. Hopefully I will be able to work on a longer tune. Here's the transcription, just in case you are interested in giving it a try:

SMB 3 Start Theme

Stay tuned for the video! :) EDIT: After a long time, here it is: