Been teaching my 10 year old Grandson bass. After wracking my brains I rediscovered my love of ELO and this bass line. He nailed the bass line to the intro and verse no problem. Will be teaching him the chorus next week. The walking bass line section will be his homework. His Mum tells me he is able to sing along while playing along. The rug rat is an aspiring Jack Bruce, Mark King, Sting etc. However he is only 10, I just hope his enthusiasm continues or I can sustain his love of the bass while I try to teach him to read so he will no longer need his grandad to show him.
If any basschatters can suggest any similar tunes for a beginner I would appreciate any suggestions.
Another track from Fagen's solo album. However Walter Becker has bass and guitar duties. This is a first for me, a drop Bb tuning.
The dotted quavers in the phrase played during the verse are often played muted.