Bass Transcriptions

Bass transcriptions, plus a few other neat things. I use Finale notation software and Transcribe!

If you would like to hire me to do a transcription, please get in touch. All charts are in their original key. I’d also be happy to email you a transposition of any chart as needed for $5 USD. If my transcriptions have been helpful to you, I would also greatly appreciate any gratuity you can offer. Payment options are available here and are listed at the end of each PDF. Otherwise I plan to keep this page 100% free.

This is an ongoing process where I am finally organizing the dozens of transcriptions I’ve made for my own use over the past years. It is default sorted with most recent work on top. You can sort by song title, artist, etc. like in any spreadsheet, or use the search bar. Older charts will surely have oddities & mistakes, which I’ll endeavor to correct… just let me know!

Song Title
(click for PDF)
ArtistBassist (or performer)Short URLDate Completed / UpdatedTypeVideo URL (YouTube, etc)

Santa Fe - #18

RENT and RENT (School Edition)Jonathan Larson, arr. Steve Skinner & Tim Weil

https://bit.ly/2XltpKl

2022-08-02Bass Notation PDF

https://youtu.be/C4MTdqne8CQ

I'll Cover You - #19

RENTJonathan Larson, arr. Steve Skinner & Tim Weil

https://bit.ly/2ViL4jn

2022-08-02Bass Notation PDFn/a

I'll Cover You - #19

RENT (School Edition)Jonathan Larson, arr. Steve Skinner & Tim Weil

https://bit.ly/3znjAgw

2022-08-02Bass Notation PDFn/a

Exit Music (I'll Cover You) - #41

RENT (School Edition)Jonathan Larson, arr. Steve Skinner & Tim Weil

https://bit.ly/3PXVYGb

2022-08-02Bass Notation PDFn/a

Exit Music (I'll Cover You) - #43

RENTJonathan Larson, arr. Steve Skinner & Tim Weil

https://bit.ly/3Bwdb5j

2022-08-02Bass Notation PDFn/a

Free Bird

Lynyrd SkynyrdEd King

https://bit.ly/3K1bZs7

2022-04-01Bass Notation PDFn/a

Walk Like An Egyptian

The BanglesMichael "Micki" Steele

https://bit.ly/3wmG3dz

2022-03-20Bass Notation PDFn/a

You Make Me Feel Like Dancing

Leo SayerChuck Rainey

https://bit.ly/3N73wpd

2022-03-19Bass Notation PDFn/a

Human Nature

Michael JacksonSteve Porcaro (Synth Bass)

https://bit.ly/3HOAVRH

2022-03-08Bass Notation PDFn/a

The Golden Girls: Thank You For Being A Friend + Gospel Remix

Andrew Gold, as recorded by Cynthia Fee. Gospel vocals by Aaron Scott.?????

https://bit.ly/3tChKak

2022-01-17Bass Notation PDF

https://youtu.be/RvibDrQvrxE

Shining Star

Earth, Wind & FireVerdine White

https://bit.ly/3IgbPN5

2021-11-29Bass Notation PDFn/a

Stella By Starlight

Trio NHØPNiels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen

https://bit.ly/3AT1RvY

2021-10-17Bass Notation PDFn/a

Don't Start Now

Dua LipaIan Kirkpatrick

https://bit.ly/3jba093

2021-10-16Bass Notation PDFn/a

I'm Ready

Humble Pie (from "Rockin' the Fillmore", 1971)Greg Ridley

https://bit.ly/3j85p87

2021-08-20Bass Notation PDFn/a

Something's Happening

Peter Frampton (from "Frampton Comes Alive!", 1976)Stanley Sheldon

https://bit.ly/3Dij2d1

2021-08-20Bass Notation PDFn/a

Rock and Roll Tide

NOW Band (NYC)

Dave D'aranjo

https://bit.ly/3mFtvXt

2020-09-21Bass Notation PDF

https://youtu.be/iDDWV2IjXcc

Instagram Video - Matthias Adam & Aimee from Smorgas

Matthias Adam & Aimee from Smorgas

Dave D'aranjo

https://bit.ly/3kg93dV

2020-09-10Bass Notation PDF

https://www.instagram.com/p/CE-cIxyDXr4/
and
https://youtu.be/JWRFefJOSMg

Dear Theodosia

Hamilton: An American MusicalRichard Hammond

https://bit.ly/2Ba6XdW

2020-06-13Bass Notation PDF

https://youtu.be/yGrMdhlc7kM

Instagram Video - Sus Vasquez & Guilliana Merello

Sus Vasquez & Guilliana MerelloDave D'aranjo

https://bit.ly/2XWvgFA

2020-04-20Bass Notation PDF

https://www.instagram.com/p/B_Q6byfDvIJ/
and
https://youtu.be/achUEo0tZDQ

Spaghetti or Fettuccine

Kyung Phil EumKyung Phil Eum

https://bit.ly/34JhLui

2020-04-17Bass Notation PDF

https://youtu.be/uxuOIZ849V8

Pornhub Community Intro Theme

Pornhub?????

https://bit.ly/2xt2Zvs

2020-04-01Arrangement for Drum Set, Bass, & Sound Effects

https://youtu.be/S3-ceFZYPnU
and
https://www.pornhub.com/view_video.php?viewkey=ph5e84b6e0e95ae (NSFW)

Instagram Video - Mateus Asato with Josh Roberts

Mateus AsatoDave D'aranjo

https://bit.ly/3apDMAJ

2020-03-23Bass Notation PDF

https://www.instagram.com/p/B-FemERJDXK/
and
https://youtu.be/_VK3pr0Kr9c

Rhythm of the Rain - Multi-Instrument Ukulele Arrangement

John Claude Gummoe (The Cascades); arr. Dave D'aranjoDave D'aranjo

https://bit.ly/36rMPzc

2019-11-02Arrangement & Tab for Ukulele, Bass, & Organ

https://youtu.be/wLhUdwnUuog
and
https://youtu.be/Fk_UYq-NDtc

You'll Be Back

Hamilton: An American MusicalRichard Hammondn/a2019-07-02Bass Notation PDF* add 54 Below Show later

The Origin of Love

Hedwig and the Angry Inch: Original Cast RecordingEli Janney?n/a2019-07-02Bass Notation PDF* add 54 Below Show later

Love You Every Possible Way

NOW Band (NYC)

Dave D'aranjo

https://bit.ly/3j85tVp

2019-01-04Bass Notation PDF

https://youtu.be/-SGAy3zBXgs

Lost My Treble Long Ago

VulfpeckJoe Dartn/a2018-10-20Bass Notation PDFn/a

Seven Days

StingStingn/a2018-10-19Bass Notation PDFn/a

Don't Let Go (Love)

En Vogue?????n/a2018-10-05Bass Notation PDFn/a

Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)

Katy Perry????? (Synth)n/a2018-07-26Bass Notation PDFn/a

Makes Me Wonder

Maroon 5Mickey Maddenn/a2018-07-26Bass Notation PDFn/a

Style

Taylor Swift????? (Synth)n/a2018-07-26Bass Notation PDFn/a

(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding 

Elvis Costello & The AttractionsBruce Thomasn/a2018-07-19Bass Notation PDFn/a

Honey Don't Leave L.A.

James TaylorLeland "Lee" Sklarn/a2018-07-19Bass Notation PDFn/a

Run to You

Bryan AdamsDave Taylorn/a2018-07-19Bass Notation PDFn/a

Good Kisser

Lake Street DiveBridget Kearneyn/a2018-07-15Bass Notation PDF

https://youtu.be/LIMe6TC6HTs

Getaway

Earth, Wind & FireVerdine Whiten/a2018-07-12Bass Notation PDFn/a

I Wanna Be Your Lover

PrincePrincen/a2018-07-12Bass Notation PDFn/a

Off the Wall

Michael JacksonLouis Johnsonn/a2018-07-12Bass Notation PDFn/a

15 Step

RadioheadColin Greenwoodn/a2018-07-05Bass Notation PDFn/a

Little Lies

Fleetwood MacJohn McVien/a2018-07-05Bass Notation PDFn/a

The Fly

U2Adam Claytonn/a2018-07-05Bass Notation PDFn/a

50 Ways to Leave Your Lover

Paul SimonTony Levinn/a2018-06-28Bass Notation PDFn/a

Only the Good Die Young

Billy JoelDoug Stegmeyern/a2018-06-28Bass Notation PDFn/a

The Soul Cages

StingStingn/a2018-06-28Bass Notation PDFn/a

Message in a Bottle

The PoliceStingn/a2018-06-23Bass Notation PDFn/a

Into The Great Wide Open

Tom Petty and the HeartbreakersHowie Epsteinn/a2018-06-21Bass Notation PDFn/a

One Headlight

The WallflowersGreg Richlingn/a2018-06-21Bass Notation PDFn/a

The Facts About Jimmy

Shawn ColvinMichael Rhodesn/a2018-06-21Bass Notation PDFn/a

Advice To A Young Firefly (from the musical "Toast")

Sam Carner & Derek Gregorn/an/a2018-05-27Bass Notation PDFn/a

Fire

The Jimi Hendrix ExperienceNoel Reddingn/a2018-05-18Bass Notation PDFn/a

Elevation of Love

Esbjörn Svensson Trio (E.S.T.) / ESTDan Berglundn/a2018-05-14Bass Notation PDFn/a

Funky Miracle

The MetersGeorge Porter, Jr.n/a2018-04-28Bass Notation PDF

https://youtu.be/QAlKttfjzJc

(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman

Aretha FranklinTommy Cogbilln/a2018-04-18Bass Notation PDFn/a

Take Me To The River

Al GreenLeroy Hodgen/a2018-04-18Bass Notation PDFn/a

Soul Man

Sam & DaveDonald "Duck" Dunnn/a2018-03-27Bass Notation PDFn/a

Ace of Aces

The Fearless Flyers (Vulfpeck)Joe Dartn/a2018-03-21Bass Notation PDF

https://youtu.be/72_zXigcOrA

Contusion

Stevie WonderNathan Wattsn/a2018-03-03Bass Notation PDFn/a

If I Ever Lose My Faith In You

StingStingn/a2018-01-26Bass Notation PDFn/a

The Schuyler Sisters

Hamilton: An American MusicalRichard Hammond

http://goo.gl/MxMzrK

2017-01-27Bass Notation PDF

https://youtu.be/tKbjUxlw1Po

Africa (Synth Flute Solo ONLY)

TotoDavid Paichn/a2016-06-24Bass Notation & Tablature PDFn/a

Kiss

Prince

Sloof Lirpa

http://goo.gl/aLQbvB

2016-04-01Bass Notation PDF

https://youtu.be/nfRwBIxtuRU

I Can Do Better Than That (Drum Set Transcription)

The Last Five YearsJason Robert Brown; Brian Dunne (drums)n/a2015-12-18Drum Set Notation PDF* add cover version when complete

Tipatina's

Mike SternLincoln Goinesn/a2015-08-02Bass Notation PDFn/a

Don't Stop Me Now

QueenJohn Deacon

http://goo.gl/Sx038A

2014-12-25Bass Notation PDF

https://youtu.be/-kdHNU0zTHA

Doctor My Eyes

Jackson BrownLeland "Lee" Sklarn/a2014-11-19Bass Notation PDFn/a

Me & My Bass Guitar (Notation & Tab)

Victor WootenVictor Wootenn/a2014-09-11Bass Notation & Tablature PDFn/a

Talk Dirty

Melissa FieldingDave D'aranjo

http://goo.gl/qd6cWv

2014-02-14Bass Notation PDF

https://youtu.be/5FEmPBwvpag

Suit & Tie Live at Saturday Night Live (SNL) - March 9, 2013

Justin Timberlake & the Tennessee KidsAdam Blackstonen/a2013-12-16Bass Notation PDF

https://youtu.be/0umrvtA_pNc

Victor Wooten's Solo on #41 - DMB Live in Chicago - Dec 19, 1998

Dave Matthews BandVictor Wootenn/a2013-12-14Bass Notation & Tablature PDFn/a

Dirty Work

Steely DanWalter Beckern/a2013-12-03Bass Notation & Sax Solo Notation PDFn/a

Can't Stop Lovin' You

AerosmithTom Hamiltonn/a2013-06-12Bass Notation PDFn/a

Walk This Way

AerosmithTom Hamiltonn/a2013-06-12Bass Notation PDFn/a

HAIR : The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical (FULL SHOW)

HAIR : The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical (FULL SHOW)Wilbur Bascomb, Jr. / Jimmy Lewis

http://goo.gl/Mak3v

2013-04-26Bass Notation PDFn/a

Holding You, Loving You

Don BlackmanBarry "Son John" Johnsonn/a2013-04-12Bass Notation & Piano Solo Notation PDFn/a

Pinball Number Count (Sesame Street)

The Pointer Sisters?????

https://bit.ly/3euM1O1

2012-12-12Bass Notation PDF

https://youtu.be/R5A3YFKVhxM

Salieri's March from the play Amadeus

arr. Kevin Leeman; play by Peter Schaffern/an/a2012-11-01Piano Score Digitizationn/a

Big Neighborhood

Mike SternLincoln Goinesn/a2012-03-28Bass Notation PDFn/a

Common Ground

Mike SternLincoln Goinesn/a2012-03-28Bass Notation PDFn/a

Slow Change

Mike SternLincoln Goinesn/a2012-03-28Bass Notation PDFn/a

That's All It Is

Mike SternChris Woodn/a2012-03-28Bass Notation PDFn/a

Tumble Home (abridged)

Mike SternChris Minh Dokyn/a2012-03-28Bass Notation PDFn/a

Wishing Well

Mike SternRichard Bonan/a2012-03-28Bass Notation PDFn/a

Circles

Janek GwizdalaJanek Gwizdalan/a2012-03-04Bass Notation PDFn/a

That Stern Look

Janek GwizdalaJanek Gwizdalan/a2012-03-04Bass Notation PDFn/a

Flyback 2009 Redux

The Ocean BandDave D'aranjon/a2011-12-27Bass Notation PDF

https://youtu.be/n2JuZUxN6xg

Me & My Bass Guitar (HTML Tablature)

Victor WootenVictor Wootenn/a2003-09-11Bass Tablature HTMLn/a

Bass Guitar Play-along Videos
with Notation

April 1, 2016 • “Kiss” Transcription: http://goo.gl/aLQbvB
March 29, 2016
Jan 7, 2016 • “The Schuyler Sisters” Transcription: http://goo.gl/MxMzrK
Dec 25, 2014 • “Don’t Stop Me Now” Transcription: http://goo.gl/Sx038A
September 27, 2014
April 24, 2014