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EXTREME SLAP BASS A DICTIONARY OF GROOVES BY JOHN M.

SHAUGHNESSY II
2001 JOHN M. SHAUGHNESSY II

FORWARD
Welcome to the first edition of Extreme Slap Bass! This book is the result of two years of work. When I originally started, I had no idea how large the finished product would turn out to be (The original manuscript is over 50 pages long, and contained 2 CDs of examples!). For that reason, I have chosen to release it on CD-ROM. The CD contains the book (in PDF Format) with 175 examples (in both standard notation and Tab), as well as the audio examples in MP3 Format. You will need the Adobe Acrobat reader to view the examples (available as a free download from many sites try http://home.cnet.com). You will also need an audio player capable of playing MP3 files (most players already support this format). In 15 years of teaching bass, I would say that the number one request from students is to Show me how to do that slap stuff. I got tired of writing the same examples over and over, so I decided to collect my favorite licks and techniques in one book. My approach is a little different from other method books, however. Instead of lots of talking and a few examples, I have chosen to present a lot of variations on basic techniques and scales. For you ex-drummers, you will notice that the organization is similar to a drum method book (I consider slap bass to be a form of melodic drumming, but that discussion is for another book). Because I have kept the dialog to a minimum, I would not consider this a book for beginners; you should have some idea of basic slap technique (There are many excellent books, videos and instructors out there that can show you the basics). Also, this is not the last word on slap bass playing. There are as many different styles as there are bass players. I grew up listening to the players of the 70s/80s, so my style tends to reflect that. If you dont like something, feel free to change it to fit your style. One more thing: Although you may steal these riffs for your personal use (I got lots more), The material on the CD is copyrighted and may not be reproduced without permission. Any questions, comments, typos, etc. may be reported to me at johngoogleplex@carolina.rr.com

Thats it! Have fun gettin your groove on!

HOW TO USE THIS BOOK


You can think of this book as a dictionary that you can use to create your own basslines. There is no right way to do it you can go through a page at a time, or skip around and practice the examples that grab you its up to you. Also, try changing keys, tempos, and shifting the beat around say, staring an example on a pickup instead of a downbeat, or beat 2 instead of beat one. The possibilities are endless! Although this book was written for four string bass, 5,6 and 7 string players can move the examples up or down a string as needed. The audio examples are recorded in groups of 10 (1-10, 11-20 etc.). There is a click track in the right channel, which can be removed by turning down the volume. Also the examples are recorded as data, so they will not play in many home stereo systems. The Tab examples are in standard (EADG) tuning, and the special symbols I have used are explained in the table of symbols ahead. Finally, if anyone is thinking of sampling these riffs for their own compositions, remember this material is copyrighted (please email me for permission first). Be advised that there is some bleed-through of the click track into the bass tracks as well.

I have organized the examples in this book into eight sections, each of which represents an element of slap bass technique: Section 1: Octaves - Octaves are the heart of slap-and-pop technique. You can create an infinite number of ideas from a single octave by varying the rhythm, tempo, and R.H. thumb/pop combinations. The examples here show some commonly used rhythms and ideas. Section 2: Hammer on/Pull off - Hammer ons and pull offs are produced and controlled by the left hand. Strong fingers will help to control the speed and intensity ( Tip: pull down a little when releasing a pull off to keep it going). The examples feature many different combinations, including cross-string hammering, trills, and open string pedals. Section 3: Rhythm Patterns - This section contains many common patterns and techniques that I find useful in my own playing. These patterns can be mixed with any of the other elements presented here to create endless possibilities. Some of the techniques presented are the left hand choke, use of the left hand thumb to fret notes, single string slap/pop, and paradiddles (a syncopated pattern used by drummers that I have adapted for bass. Ex. 64-69 feature this pattern.). Section 4: Pentatonic Scales Pentatonic Scales are probably the most widely used scales in slap bass playing. They are easy to play, work well in many musical situations, and are ideal for use with hammer ons and pull offs. The three pentatonic types used here are the minor (C,Eb,F,G,Bb), major (C,D,E,G,A,C), and blues-a pentatonic minor scale with an added chromatic note (C,Eb,F,F#,G,Bb). Section 5: Dorian and Mixolydian Modes These scales are THE sound of Funk bass playing. Listen to songs such as Fire by the Ohio Players, We want the Funk by Parliament or Around the World by the Red Hot Chili Peppers and youll hear these scales in action. Note that the Dorian (C,D,Eb,F,G,A,Bb,C) and the Mixolydian (C,D,E,F,G,A,Bb,C) are identical except for the third note; they are often used together in the same riff, as well as combined with the Pentatonic minor and Blues scales. Section 6: Dominant 7th - Dominant 7th chords (C,E,G,Bb = C7) are easily identified by the dissonant sound of the third and seventh notes (In a C7, these would be E and Bb.), also called the tritone. Many of the riffs in this section make use of this tritone through double-stops (two notes played at once), and arpeggios (chord notes that are played one at a time). Section 7: Natural and Harmonic Minor Scales These scales became popular in slap bass playing in the 1980s, and are used in many R&B and Gospel tunes today. These scales are identical with the exception of the seventh note, which is raised a half step in the Harmonic Minor (Natural Minor: C,D,Eb,F,G,Ab,Bb,C; Harmonic Minor: C,D,Eb,F,G,Ab,B,C). Section 8: Chord Progressions Although a thorough discussion of harmony is beyond the scope of this book, I have presented some of the common chord progressions used with slap bass playing. These progressions tend to cycle; that is, they repeat the same sequence of chords over and over again in the tune.

Table of Symbols

t t t t
H H

Hammer-on:

t t t t
P P P P

Pull off:

t t t t
T T T T 5 7 5 7

Slap (Thumb):

(These symbols are displayed on top staff only) 5 7 5

t t t t
P P P P 7

Pop:

Left Hand Thumb (when fretting notes):

Muted (Ghost) Notes:

( )indicates fret number of muted note


5

t N

t N t N
T

Left Hand Choke: C C T

t t t t
S
or

Slide:

C
5

C
5

S
7

or 5

S
7

t
*
3

t
P 5

t
*
3

t
P 5

(FS)

t t t t
5 7 5 7

Repeat (number of Fingerstyle (No Slap/Pop): times): (4 X)

tttt t
5 7 5 7

Pitch Bend:
1/2

Double Repeat ( repeat previous two measures)

1/2

Shaughnessy-iii

Octaves
1

t
T 7

t
9

t
T 7

t
9

t
T 7

t
P 9

t
T 7

t
9

t
T 7

t
9

t
T 7

t
P 9

t
T 7

t
9

t
T 7

t
P 9

t
T 7

t
9

t
T 7

t
9

t
T 7

t
9

t
T 7

t
9

t
T 7

t
9

t
T 7

t
9

t
T 7

t
9

t
T 7

t
9

t
T 7

t
T 7

tt tt tt tt
P P P P T T T T T T T T

t
9

t
9

t
9

t
9

t
9

t t t t t t t t t t t t t t tt t t t t t tt t t
9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7

tt tt tt tt t
P P P T T T T T T T T T 9 9 9 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7

7 7

7 7

7 7

7 7

Shaughnessy-1

t t t t t t t t t t t t t tt tt t tt tt t tt tt t tt tt
P P P P P P P P P P P T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T 9 7 7 7 9 7 7 9 7 9 7 7 9 7 7 9 7 9 7 7 9 7 7 9 7 9 7 7 9 7 7 9

t
T 7

t t t t t t t t t t t t tt t tt tt t tt tt t tt tt t tt
P P P P P P P P P P P P T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T 9 7 7 9 7 9 7 7 9 7 7 9 7 9 7 7 9 7 7 9 7 9 7 7 9 7 7 9 7 9 7 7

t
T 7

Y d c t
T

c t Z
9

t Y
9

Y t d c
T 7

c t Z
P 9

t Y
9

Y t b
7

tt d c c
T T

t t c c d Y tdc b
P T T T 9 7 7

t Z

Shaughnessy-2

t t d t d t d Y Y
T T T T 7 7 7 7

t Y
9

t t d t d t d Y Y
T T T T 7 7 7 7

t Y
9

Y t d c
T

10

t t t t t t
T T T T 7 7 7 7 7 7

t
9

t t t t t t
T T T T 7 7 7 7 7 7

t
9

Y t d c
T

11

t !t t "t t "t t ! N t N t "t N t "N t t


T P T T T P T T P T T P P T T P T T

12

5 3

t
3

t
5

t t t t Nt Nt t Nt Nt t
T T P T T P T P T T P T T P T 5 3

6 4

7 6

5 5

7 5

4 4

5 3 3

5 3

5 3

Shaughnessy-3

13

tt t tt t t t t tt t tt t t t tt t tt t tt t
T T P T T P T T T T P T T P T
H H H H H H H H

t
4

t
5

T P T

t
7

T P

t
9

T P

t
9

T P

t
7

t
5

14

4 0 2 2
H

0 2 2
H

0 3 3
H

0 5 5
H

0 7 7
H

0 7 7
H

0 3 3
H

0 3 3
H

t t !t t t t t t st t t s
T P T

T P T T P T T T P T T

t
2

!t
4

t
5

t
7

15

A
T

0
H

2 2

s
T

3 3

5 5

t
0 P

t
P 2

16

t !t t !t t !t t !t t t t ! t e t e!t e N t t ! t e t e!t e N t A
T P P P P T T T T T T P P P T T T T T T

d c I !N t t
T P T 4 2 3

!t

t
T 2

t
P 4

"N t t d c I
T P T T 3 1 0

"t

6 6 7
H


6 6 7
H

Shaughnessy-4

17
(FS)

t t t t t !t t t t !t t t !t t t t t !t t !t !t
7 5 7 2 3 4 5 7 2 3 4 5 7 2 3 4 5 2 3 4

c t
4 3 0

18

t Z
T 7

t Z
9 7 7 P

t
P 9

19

t t d e d t d t t d e d t d t
P P P P P T T T T T T T

N "t
T T 6

"t
8

Z t
7

t
7

N t
T T 5

t
P 7

"t
T 4

"t
6

t
T 4

t
P 5

t
T

t
T

#t
T 7

t Z
9

Z t
7

t
7

20 t t ttN ttN t t ttN ttN t t N A t t N


T P T P T P T P T T T T P T P T P T P T T T 2 5 7 9 2 5 7 9 0 3 3 5 5 7 7 0 3 3 5 5 7 7 0

Shaughnessy-5

Hammer 0ns/Pull Offs


21

ttd d tt c
T T
H H

t t t t ttd d tt c
T T T T
H H H H

22

t t tt
T T
H H

5
H

5
H

5
H

7
H

7
H

5
H

7
H

7
H

t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t
T T T T T T T T
H H H H H H H H

23

t t ttt t t t
T T P P T T
H

3
H

3
H

3
H

3
H

3
H

5 T P

3
H

3
H

3
H

24

t
T 3

t t ttt t t t
T P T T
H H

t
T 3

5 0 3 3 3

5 5 0 3 3

5 3

5 5

tt
T
H H

d d

d t t t "t t t
T T T
H H H H H H

tt
T
H H

d d

d t t t "t t t c b t
T T T T
H H H H H H

1 3

1 3

1 3

1 3

1 3 1 3

Shaughnessy-6

25

t t tot t ot I t t t I
to I
T

to I
T

t t tot t ot I t t t I
T T
T

26

t "td d t t c t t t t "t d d t t c t t t t b
T
P

5
H

5 7
H

3 5
H

5 7 5
H

5 7
H

3 5
H

27

d t tet c I t
P P T
P

28

c t d t tet c I
P P T
P P

c t
T P

5 3 P

5 3

t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t
P P P P P P
P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P

t b
T

Shaughnessy-7

29

tttt t t t t
P T P T T
P H

t d
T 5

tttt t t t t
P T P T T
P H

t d
T 5

30

t t t t ee t t
to I
T

to I
T

31

t t t t
T T T 3 5 3 5

t
1

eet
T 1

5
P

5 1 1
P

t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t
H P H P H P H P H P H P H P H H P H P H P H P H P H P H P H

32

ttttttttttt t
T T
H P H H P H P H P H P

ttttttttttt t
T T
H P H P H P H P H P H P H P H P H P H P

P H

Shaughnessy-8

33

t t N t t N t t t "t t
T T T T T T T T
P P

34

!t t t t t t t t
T T T T
H P H H

5 5

tt Ntt N t t t "t t
T T T T T T T T
P P P

5 1 3 T

35

!t t t t t t t t
T T T
H P H H H P H

3 3 5 3

t t d d t t c t t t
T T T
P P H P

t t d d t t c t t t
T T T
P P H H P P P P

Shaughnessy-9

36

ttt
P
H P H P

et et
T T 5 7 T

ttt
P
H P H P

etet
T T 5 7 T P T

37

t t t N N !t N N t t t N N!t N N t t t tt tt ttt t t ttt t


T T P T P T P T T P T T T P T P T T P T
H P P

38

"t t d t t c t t
P
H

4 2 2 2


2 2

t t t
P


2 2
H

4 0 0 2 2 2

"t t d t t t t c
P
H


2 2

t t t
P


2 2
H

39

3 3

3 3

3 3

3 3

t d I
T

t
P
H

t
9

t
P 7

I t d
T 5

t
7

t
9

t
P 7

7 3

Shaughnessy-10

(39)

t d I
T 2

t t
H

t
7

c d "t I
T 6 T T T

t d I
T 5 T T

t t
H

t
P 7

c d t t b I
T T 5 T T

40 ttt t "t t ttt ttt ttt ttt ttt ttt tb


3 T T T T T T
P P P P P P P P H H H H

4 0 2 2

0 0 3 3

0 0

7 5 5

0 0 3 3

Shaughnessy-11

Rhythm Patterns
41

t
0 T

42

N
0 T
H


0 P

t t N
H

3 T

43

t t N
T
P P


0 P

N N


0 T

N N N


0 P

t
0 T


5 T


0 P

N t t
H H

N
0 T

N N N


0 P

t
0 T

3 T


7 5 7 5 T

N t t
P P


0 5 T P

N t t
H H

N
0 T

44

"t t N
H

"t
3

t
P 3


7 5 T

t t
P P


5 0 T

N N t t
P T
H H

t
0

N N

(4 X)

(4 X)

t t
H H

t
P 3

!t t
H H


5 5 T P

t
5 T

(4 X)


3 3

t t
H H

(4 X)

Shaughnessy-12

45

"t
1 T

46


3 3 1 1

"N
P

t
3

t
0

47

t !t N
T
H H

N
0

t
P 7

t t !t N N N t t N t N
P T T
H


3 3 3 3 P
H

N t
T 3

t
5

(4 X)

(4 X)

t b
T

48

N N N Nt t tt N N t tt N N Y
T T P T P T T T P T T P T
H


6 7 6 7
H

t t
T
H H

5 7


7 7 7 7

5 7


7 7 7 7

t t N NN Nt t t
T T P T P T T
H H


7 7

t
T 3
1/2

1/2

t
0 T T

(4 X)


7 7 7 7

t t
0

(4 x)

(TO CONTINUE)

Shaughnessy-13

49

t
0 T

N N N

t
0 T

N N

t
0 T

N N

t t
0 0 T

N N

t
0

N N

t t
0 0 T

N N

N b t t
T

C (4 X)

50

t
0 T

51

N
0

t
2

t
0 T

N !t t
P 6 5

52

N
0 T

t
P 7


0 T

t
0 P

t
0 T

t
*

"t
*
4

"# t t
P 5 4 3


0 T

!t
6

t
*

t t t t
S
P

N
0 T

t
P 2

t
0 T


0 T

S
4 3 5 4

!t "# t t t t t t t t "t t
P T P T

t
5

N
0 T

t t
P
H H

(4 X)

tb
T


7 5 P

t
3

(4 X)

t
T

tb
T

6 5

5 4 4 3

4 3

5 4

Shaughnessy-14

53

t
5

tt t t t
P
P H P H P H P H

t
3 T

t "t d
P
P P

t
5

tt t t t
P
P H P H P H P H

t
3

t "t d
P
P P


(4 X)

*
T T

54

t t N S
*

"N
P 3

55

* S
T

*
T

t
*

56

t
* *
3

"t
3

*
T


3 P

t t
H H

*
T

"t
*

"t
4


3 5 T

N t t
T
H H

"t
4

t
*
4

"t
P 4

t
*
4

t
P 4


5 3 T

N N
P

t
3

(4 X)

t *
3

t
3

*
P

*
T

*
T

I t
T

t
4

"t "t N
H H

t
T 2

(4 X)

"t b
T

Shaughnessy-15

57

"t t t !t t "t t
T T T T T

58

t I t d
T

*
6

"t t t !t t "t t
T T T T T

t I t d
T

(4 X)

*
6

6 3 4 5 6

6 3 4 5

t
T

t
5

59

*
3

*
3

t
T

"t
P 3

t
T

t
P 5

t
T 3

t t
P 3

*
T T

*
T P T P

*
T P T

*
P T P

*
P T

t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t
T P T P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

N t
1

(4 X)

(4 X)

60

t t N
H

t N
P 5

t N
P 7

t N
P 5

t N
P 7

t t t
H P

(4 X)


5 5

Shaughnessy-16

61

ttNtN t
P

T P T P

12 10 10 12 10 10

d d
P

"t N t Y
P T P 15

62

"t t
T
H H

63

t t t N
H

t "t t t t Id c "t t
T P T
P P H P P H

ttNtN t
P

T P

T P

15 15

12 10 10 12 10 10

d d
P

"t N t Y
P T P 15

t "t t t t (4 x) Id c
T P
P P P P

(4 x)

15 15

5 1 3

3 1 3


5 P

t
7

64

N
0

tN t t t tN t t t Nt t ttN t t t
T T P
H H

(4 x)


0 0


5 T


0 0

N N

0 5


5 P


0 0


0 0

(4 x)

Shaughnessy-17

65

t
3

t
P 5

t t
3 3

t
P 5

t t
T T 3 3 T T

t
P 5

"t
1

"t
P 3

t t
1 1

t
P 3

t t
T T 1 1 T T

t
P 3

(4 X)

66

"t t
T
H

67

c e N

t
5

t t
3 3

Y t
P 5

"t t
T
H H

c e N

t
5

t t
3 3

Y t
5

d t
P 7

(4 X)

t N
P 7

t N N
P T 5 7

t N
P 7

t N
P 7

t N
P 5

(4 X)

68

N t N N t N N t N t N N t
P T T T P P P T T T T T 7 7


7 7


7 7
H

t
7


7 7

(4 X)


7 7


7 7


7 7

t b
T

Shaughnessy-18

69

Z t
P 7

t "t N
T P 5 3


5
H H

t t N t t N
T P T T P 5 3


5
H

70

t
T

t
5

t
T 3

71

Z t
5

t e
5

t t t N t t
P
H

(4 X)

3 3

t
T 3

t
T 1

t (4 X) t b
P T 7

Z t Z t b t t d t t d !t !t t t t t t
T T T T T T T T P T
H H

72

T T

5 3 3

t t
3 3

I t
T 3

I t
T 3

I t
T 3

(3 X)

Y d t
T 3

t
5

t
T 3

Shaughnessy-19

73

t t Y t t d "t d Y d Y
T T T T T

Y d t d "t d t t Y I
T T T 3 1 3

(4 X)

Shaughnessy-20

74

t t
T
H

75

e t
P 7

t
P 7

Pentatonic Scales e t
5

t
5

t t
T
H H

e t
7

t
P 7

e t
5

t
P 5

t t
T
H

S c "t t t
T
P

76

t t
T
H H

S c "t t t
T
P

t t
T
H

t t t
H H

77

t t N t t t t t t c t t N t c
H H

5 3 5

"N t t N N "N t t N N t t t "t t N t t t "t t N


T T P T T P T T P T T P T T T T
H H

5 3 5


3 3


5 3


3 3


5 3

Shaughnessy-21

78

d t "t t t t t t t d t "t t t t t t t t t t t S S S S
T T T T T T T T T T
P H P H

79

"t t t t t t t t t ttt d t
tS Y o
H P P

tS Y o

(FS)

80

5 7

7 5

5 5

"t t t t t t t t t ttt d t
H P P H P

5 5

" toS I
P

t t t t t t t t
P T P T
H

" toS I
P

t t t t t t t t
P T P T
H

S
13 12 10 12 10 12 10

S
12 13 12 10 12 10 12 10

12

81

t "tS t t t t t t S
P
P H H

t c
T 5

t "tS t t t t t t t t S
P P T
P H P H

S S
6

S S
6

Shaughnessy-22

82
(FS)

!t t t t t t t t t t t t t#t t
H H H H

!t t t t t t t t t t t t t#t t
H H H H

S
6 5 3 6

S
6 5 3

83

t "t t e "t e t e "t t d Y I


T
P

84

t "t t "t t Y I e e e "t t d


T
P

5 3

tt Nt Nttt Nt Nttt Nt tt Nt Nttt Nt Ntttt


T T P T P T T P T P T T P T T P T P T T P T P T
H H H H H P H

(4X)

85

d "t N " N t N N t t d "t N " N t I I t t t t


T P T T P T T P T T T T T
H


5 3 5

3 5


5 3 5


5 3 5


5 3 5

T P T


3 1


3 3

5 1 3


3 1


3 3

Ntt
H H

Shaughnessy-23

86

"t t d d t t t
P
H

t c
5 T P

t
T 3

"t t d d t t d tS "t St t t t t t
P
H

3 3

3 3

3 3

3 3

87

t "t N t
P T
P P

N t t t
T
H H

N t
P 3

"t t
H H

88
(FS)

t t
3 3

d "t t d d "t t J t t t t t J t t t
H H H H


3 3

t
3

(4 x)

89
(FS)

"t S Y o
4

t "t t t t t t t d
3 1 3 3 1 1 3 1

"t S Y o
4

t "t t t t t t t d
3 1 3 3 1 1 3 1

Shaughnessy-24

90
(FS)

t "t t t t t t t "t t t t t t t "t t "t t d t "t t "t I d I t


P P P P P P

91
(FS)

5 3 1 3

!t Y o

t t t #t t t t t t t t
10 12 10 12 10 12 10 8 10

!t Y o

t t t #t t t t t t t t
12 10 12 10 12 10 12 10 8 10

11 12

11

92
(FS)

d Z e"t t t dJ t t e t t t dJ t t e "t t t d N t t"t Id I t t Jtt I N N N t I


3 3

93

(FS)

t !tY t t t t t t d t I o I
H

3 3

!t Y o
6

t t t t t
H

5 5 3

5 3

Shaughnessy-25

94

(FS)

I t
3

"t t t t Y t t t t d S S t t d c !t t Y I o t !tY t o
P P P

95
(FS)

t t ttt t t ttt
3 3 0 3 0 3 3 0 3 0

5 3 6

t t ttt t t ttt
3 3 0 3 0 3 3 0 3 0

96
(FS)

t t t t t t t tt t t t t t t t tt
3 3 0 0 3 3 0 3
H

3
H

97
(FS)

d t t
3 3

I t Nt N
3

!t t
H

t t d
3 3

3 3

I tNt N
3

!t t
H

8 3

Shaughnessy-26

Dorian and Mixolydian Modes


98

CT

t N N
C
7 0 0 0 T

t t
P 7

T P T

Ntt N N ttN
T P T T P
H H H H

99

N t
0 T

5 7 7

t
9

P T

N
0

t !t t t t t
T T T T T T
H H


7 5 7 7 7

N N Ntt NN !t !t t N N t t N t
T T T P T P T T P T T P T
H H

1/2

4 5 5


H H

5 7 7

5 7 7

1/2

t
T

t
0

t
9

P T

N
0

t !t t t t t
T T T T T T
H H

100

t
0

t t !t
T T T 7 5 4

t
T 5

tt
H H

t
0

t t !t
T T T 7 5 4

t
T 5

tt
H

101
(FS)

t
7

t !t t t t
5 4 5 4

t
0

t t !t t
7 5 4 5

d t
H

t
7

Shaughnessy-27

102

t
3

t
5

t
3

t
5

t
2

t
3

"t t
T
H H

(4 X)

103

t
T 7

t
P 9

t
T 5

t
P 7

!t
T 4

!t
P 6

t
T 5

t
P 7

t
T 7

t
P 9

t
T 5

t
P 7

!t
T 4

!t
6

t
T 5

t
P 7

104 t t N N N N t t N N !t t N N t
T T P T P T T P T T P T
H H

105

t
T 3


7 5 7 5

t
5


7 5

t
T

t
T 3

" N t t N N t t (4 X) d t t N t
T T P T T P T T
H H


5 5

tt N N N Ntt N N t N N !t t
T T P T P T T P T T P T
H H H

7 3


7 5 7 5
H


7 5


5 5 T

2 3


3 3


3 3

t b
3

Shaughnessy-28

106

t
0

107

t
T 7

N
0

!t
6

t
T 7

t
9

t
P 7

108

I to
P

!t t
T 6 7

t d !t t e t c
T T T
H H

t
P 7

t
P 6

t
P 9

e N !t t N N
H


6 P

t t
H H


7 7 T P

t
0

(4X)

t t
H

(4X)


7 7 T

I to
P

!t t t d !t t e t c
T T T
H

109
(FS)

t t t t t t !t t
7 5 5 4 5 4 4 5

t t t t t !t t t
7 5 5 4 5 4 4 5

Shaughnessy-29

110
(FS)

t t t !t t !t t d !J t d !t t N t Y o
H

111

7 5

t t t etet eN t t t eteteN !t t t t !t t t t
T P P
H


4 P

t t t !t t !t t d !J t d !t t N t Y o
H H

6 7

7 5


4 P

112
(FS)

5 3

5 3 3

t t
3 3 T P

I !to
1

t t t t t t
2 5 3 2 5

t t t o t t !tI t t t
H H

113

t
0

t t !t t t t t t !t t t t !t t !t
T T T T T T P T T T T T T T 2 5 4 5 4 5 2 4 0 5 4 5 4 5 4

Shaughnessy-30

114

t t N" N !t t N N d t t N" N !t t N N d t t t t t t t t
T T P T T P T T P T T P T T T T T T
H H

115


3 3 T

t t
T

d
T


3 2

2 3


3 3 T

116

t I
T 1

I t
T 3 T P

d d t t
P
H H

t t
T 1 3 P T

d
T


3 2

t I
T 1 T

I t
T 3 P

d d t t
P
H H

2 1 T 3

t
0

N
C

117

!t Y o
T

t
7

N
0

t
7

t
P 9

#t
T 5

t
P 7

!t !t !t
P T P 6 4 6

!t
6

t
P 7

t
T 5

N t !t
H H

!t Y o
T

t
7

t
P 9

#t
T 5

t
P 7


6 7 P T

N N t t
T
H H

(4X)

S
6

S
6

!t !t !t
6 4 6

t
T 5

Shaughnessy-31

Dominant 7ths 118 tt t ttt tt Z ttt Z t t t d d d t t d


(FS)

119

7 5 5

7 5 5

J t
T 5
H

t t t t e e
T P
H

P 120 !t t d

t t c d J t t e e c d t t b t J
T T P P T T
H H

5 3 5

7 5 3 5

7 5

t t c t
H

!t t d t t c t
P
H

(4X)

7 5

7 5

121
(FS)

tt etet ettt etet et ttet etetttet t t t


1 3 3 3 3 1 3 3 3 3 1 3 3 3 3 1 3 3 2 3 1

Shaughnessy-32

122 t !t !t t !t t t !t Y d t t
(FS)

t !t
4 3 5 4

t !t !t t !t t t t !t Y d t t !t
4 5 4 6 5 5 6 7 3 5 6 7

6 5

123
(FS)

ddt t t d d t t t t t t t t t t t t b !t !t
P P

124

t Y t td d t t t d t d
H

125
(FS)

t t t Y d t td td d t b t
H

3 5

7 3 5

Z N

ttt
4 5 3

ttet
5 3 3

N d d Z t t t t t e I t t
4 4 5 3 5 3 3

I t

Z d d N
4

Shaughnessy-33

T T T T P P 126 !t t T T T T T T T T T !t t NT t t t t N t et e te t e d e e e et t d t t I I
H H

127

5 3 3

5 3 3

t N t N t t t N t N t N t "t t N t b
T T P T P T P T T P T P T P

(4X)

128
(FS)

t t ete et e Z d t t t t t et e t e t e Z d t b t t t t
5 3 3 3 5 2 3 5 5 3 3 3 5 2 3 5

129
(FS)

t t e t d t!t t t t t t e t d J t t!t t t b Jt t t t t
5 3 3 3 5 2 2 3 4 5 5 3 3 3 5 2 2 3 4 5

Shaughnessy-34

130 !t t T NP N P NP T T NP T T N N ttN ttN t


P
H

131

t
T

d t t N N t !t N #N t t
T
H


5 5 5 5 T


5 5 T


5 5 T

!t t N N N N t t N N t N N t t
P H

TH

3 3

P TH

132 !t t
(FS)

!t t t t e t e !t e e e e t e!t e t t t t t t t t
5 6 7 4 5 3 5 7 5


0 7


0 7

d t t N N t !t N #N t t t b t
T
H


5 5 5 5 P T
H


5 5


5 5

P TH

133
(FS)

c A
0 (Let Ring)

!t t !t | t Y Y d |
11 12 13 14 0

t t t Y
0

(4X)

13

Shaughnessy-35

134
(FS)

t t d d t td
5 5 5 5

t t !t Y
9 10 11

t t d d t td
5 5 5 5 P

t t !t Y
9 10 11

t d b Y
5 T P

135

d d t !t N t "t t I
T T T T
H

136
(FS)

tt t d c I
5 3

137
(FS)

d d t !t t t t t t t t t t !t t t t t t t t t
H H

t t d I | t
5 5 3


5 4

d d t !t N t #t t "t t I
T T T T T
H H H H

t t t d b I t
5 3


5 4

t #t
H H

Shaughnessy-36

138

Y t S !t !t t t t d e t !t t d d t "t t t t I t d I t !t S S
P

139 t P Z
5

5 3 4 5

11 10

12 11

5 3 4 5

"t #t t "t t "t #t t "t t t e t t e t d t t t t t t t t t I b


T T P
H

P T

PT

140

t t
T T

tS# t !t !t !t t t t
P

3 3 3 3

3 3 3 3

5 3 3

3 3

5 3 3

3 3

S
11 12 10 11 11 12 10 11

tt
T T 0 0

t t t # t !t # t
S
P

S
11 12 10 11 11 10

t t
T T 0 0

S t tt !t !t # t !t t
P

S
11 10 12 11 11 12 10 11

tt
T T 0 0

t t t # t !t # t
S
P

S
11 10 12 11 11 10

t b
T

Shaughnessy-37

141 NP Z
7

142 "t t P t d

Minor-Natural, Harmonic, Minor 7th Z N N Y d d t t t t t d d Z t b I t t t t t


T T T T T P T T T T T P T

7 T

7 P

3 3

t tN
T
H H

5 1

3 3

143

d t !t t (t t t t Y
T T
H


3 T

"t N t t t d t N "t t t t b "t t t


T T P T T T P
H

3 3

5 1

3 3

144

S t t t t t te e
T T T T T

t
T 5

(4X)

t
T 7

S t t t t t te e
T T T T 5 5 8 7 7

t
T 7

Shaughnessy-38

145

t d N t t t t t "t
P P T T T T T

t
7

146

t Y o

t t tY t t o
P


9 7
H

I t t !t
T T T 6

8 7 5

t Y o
P

t t
T 7 7

t Y o
P

t t
10 9

t Y o
P

t t
9 7

t Y o
P

t t
T 7 7

t b
T

|
T

b t
P 5

9 10

7 9

147

t e t !t t t tt e
T T T T T
H H

t
5

148

t e t !t t t tt e
T T T T T
H H H H

Y Y ttcd t d t c
T T T
H

Y d "t
P 3

t t
T 2 3

tb
T

Shaughnessy-39

149

t t N
H H

"N
P 3

N
3

"t
1

N t t t N
T T P T
H H

(4 X)

b t
T

3 1

3 3 5 5

150

t t t !t t
T T T T T

151

t
T 5

t t t !t t
T T T T T 8 7 5 4 5

t
T 5

t b
T

t t
T T

Z t
7

152
(FS)

d c t t t
T
H P H P

"t e e t e t t I
T T T 1 1 0

(4 X)
T

t t b
T 3

t t d t t !t t d t t (t t d t t !t t #t t
P P P P P P

(4 X)

Shaughnessy-40

153

t t e "t
T
H

154 "|
P T

e td t
T T 3 5 T T

t
T 3 P T

t t e "t
TH T
H

e td t
T T 3 5

t
T 3

|
3 3
P H

155 "t t t P
P H

"t d Y
1

3 3 P

t "| t t t !t |
1

t d I d "t t t e t
P H

3 3

3 3

t t t t !t
T T 1

"t d Y
1

tb
T

e td Id t
T T 5 3

3 3

156
(FS)

Y t Y t d Y d"t t t t t t c t t "t t d Y d "t t t t t t c t "t t t


3 5 6 3 5 3 5 3 5 3 5 6 3 5 3 5 3 5

Shaughnessy-41

157

N Nt N N t N N t N N t N N N t N N
T P T T P T T P T T P T T T P T P

" "t d " "N "t t d N t N Z N Z t t


158
T P P T P


0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 5 5


0 0 0 0 0 P T

t ""t t t t t
(R.H. Strum) 9 9 (R.H. Strum) 8 7 8 7

15

15 13

13 11

13

13 11

15 13

" "t t t
P 15 13

t Y o

Y t
17

c
(2 X)

15

13

Shaughnessy-42

159

t t t t t t t t
T T T T T T T T (simile)

D min 7

Chord Progressions t t t t !t t t b t t
T T T T T T T T T 3 3 2 2 3 3 4 4

G7

160

t t t t t t t "t
T T T T T T T T (simile)

D min7

161

t t t t t t t b t t
T T T T T T T
P

G7

t t t !t t t t t
T T T T T T T T (simile)

G7

162

t t "t t t t "t t
T T T T T T T T 8 8 6 6 5 5 4 4

C7

b t
T

dt t "t "t
T T
H H

B " min 7

t c e e
P P 6 6

"t

"t "t d t t
T
H

E" 7
T

e e
P 6

"t

t
6

Shaughnessy-43

163

t
T

A7

164

Z d t t t t "t
P T T T T 7 5 5 7 6

t
T 5

D7

Z t
7

t t
T T 5 5

t b !t t
T T T 2 3

165

J N
T

t "t t t t
T T T T T

A min 7

t
P 7

"t N N N "t "t"t N "t N t t t N N t#t N N t t "t b "t "t N N t t N t t N


TH T P T P T
H

dN

D7
T


5 T

t t t "t t
T T T T T 5 8 7 6 5

A min 7

t
7

dN

D7
T

tb
T 5

T P T

P T P TH

T P T

T P TH

166 t

4 6 6

4 6

(FS)

t "t C 7t t d t t t Y
5 3 3 2 5 2


6 6

4 6


6 4 6

4 6

t t
3 3

F7

Y t t t d "t t t
0 0 3 1 0

4 4 5 5 5

Shaughnessy-44

167
(FS)

t !t t "t t N t t !t
5 2 5 4 3

D7

G7

168

t
T

G7

t Y o
T

Y t d Y d t t Y
T T 5 3 5

t
5

t "t t N t t !t t b !t
D7 G7
2 5 4 3

2 2 3

169
(FS)

t d
T 3

"t Y o
T

Y t
5

C7

Y Y d t d t
T T 3 5

2 2 3

tb
T

3 3

Y "t e e "t e t d d t t "t "t e e "t e t d d "t #t t "t b I


4 2 4 3 6 4 2 4 1 2 3

D"7

G"7

170
(FS)

d t t "t I t t !t N t
D7

t t t N t e! N t t t
3 3 2

G7

(4X)

4 4

Shaughnessy-45

171
(FS)

t t t t t t t t
D min7 G min 7 C min7 F 7

172
(FS)

t t"t t t t t"t t t
D min 7 G min 7 C min7 F 7

t t t t t t t t "t
D min 7 G min7 C min7 F7
5 7 5 5 3 5 3 3

B " Maj 7

173

N t !t Z
D7
T T T

F B Maj t"t t t t t t"t t t "t b D min 7 G min 7 C min 7


7
5 7 6 5 5 3 5 4 3 3

"

7 6 5

5 4 3

174
(FS)

t
T 5

G7
T

t t N t t t
T T

C7 T

t
T 3

F7

t "N
F7
3 1

t
1

t
0

D7

"t
6

t
T 1

"t N t !t t
T T T T 0 1

B" 7T

t "N
G7
5 4

t
4

t
3

C7

"t
4

t b
F7

Shaughnessy-46

175

t t "t t t N
A7
T P T T T T

D7 P

t
7

2.

7 5

t
T 3

G7
P

t
5

N t "t t
T T T T 5 4 3

C7 P

t
5


5 T

N t "t
T T T 5 4

1. G 7
T

t t "t t t N t N t !t
C7 P
P T T T T T T T 5 3

N t "t
T T 3 2

F Maj 7

5 5 4 3

t
T 1

Shaughnessy-47

ABOUT THE AUTHOR


John Shaughnessy has been playing bass professionally for almost 20 years, and teaching bass for 15 years. Over the years, he has performed everything from rock and country, to jazz and funk. John holds an A.S. in Electric Bass Performance from Villa Maria College, (where he studied with former Spyro Gyra bassist Jim Kurzdorfer), as well as a B.A. in music from the University of Buffalo. Currently, John maintains an active performance and teaching schedule in the Charlotte, NC area , where he leads his own jazz/funk group, JS:3 (www.js3jazz.com). John may be reached by email at johngoogleplex@carolina.rr.com or js3jazz@carolina.rr.com