Cars bass tabs

Cars bass tabs

Gary Numan — Cars
AWESOME song, listening to it one day boppin' me head
and thought "In by the Platforms of Botsy, That bass line must be PLAYED!"
SO HERE IT IS, MOTHALICKAS! My first tab, and what better way to
start than with some oldies lol.
Tuning: EADG
Tabbed by: Sambo (beckinghamcooks@hotmail.com)
Difficulty: Beginner
() — Numbers inside brackets are ghost notes. I use ghost notes like
"Optional notes" if you will, ones that aren't necessary but make the
bassline sound a hell of a lot cooler (yet sometimes more complex).
The timing is kind of illustrated here, I assume you know the song well or
have it available for reference listening, so you can nail the timing.
Note: Unlike a lot of musicians I still remember what it's like to be
a beginner and what you need to help you learn, so there will be some
tips on how to play some sections of the song.
Synth time!
Main riff

G|————————————————————|
D|————————————————————|
A|—5—4————————————————|
E|—————3—5—(5)—(5)(5)—| x 4

G|————————————————————|
D|————————————————————|
A|——————2—————————2———|
E|—0—h3———3——0—h3———3—| x 1
Play this twice, then

G|——————|
D|——————|
A|—175—|
E|——————| Do this (QUICKLY, and in time, of course) as you go into the
Chorus. Then just repeat the main riff twice again.
Bounce time!
{A}

G|————————————————————————————————————|
D|————12———————————————12————1514—————|
A|———————12——141514———————12——————————|
E|—10———————————————10————————————————|
{B} 1 2 1

G|——————————————————————————————————————| The bit in is played really fast.
D|————12———————————————————|——————12|———| the 1 2 1 above it is your fingers
A|———————12——141514————————|10—12———|———| to use (index is 1, middle is 2)
E|—10———————————————10—10———————————————| for all you players like me who
use fingers. Also I bar the 12 to
hit both the notes without having
awkward hand positions.
Play {A} again
{C}

G|———————————————————————————————————————|
D|————12———————————————12—————————————12—|
A|———————12——141514———————12————10—12————|
E|—10———————————————10———————10——————————|
Now you know all the parts, blast yourself/audience back to the 70's/80's
Well, My first tab is done.
So, this is my first tab. It's correct as far as I can hear, But any
suggestions/corrections would be greatly appreciated. (I'm only 16 with a years
and tabbed this song in 4 minutes at 12:30 AM! So there has GOT to be a mistake somewhere lol)
Sayonara!
— sambo (beckinghamcooks@hotmail.com)






Cars Bass Tabs – Learn How to Play


Cars Bass Tabs – Learn How to Play

Introduction

Cars by Gary Numan is an iconic song from the late 1970s and early 1980s. The driving force behind the song is the bassline, which is catchy and memorable. If you’re a bass player and want to learn how to play Cars, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we’ll provide you with the bass tabs for Cars, along with tips on how to play them.

How to Play Cars Bass Tabs

The opening riff of Cars is played on the bass guitar, and is instantly recognisable. It can be broken down into a few simpler parts to make it easier to learn. Here are the basic tabs for that riff:

G|-----------------------|
D|------------7------7---|
A|--5-5-5-5-5----5-5-----|
E|-----------------------|
        

Once you’ve got the introductory riff down, the rest of the song is relatively simple. Here are the tabs for the verse and chorus sections:

Verse:
G|-----------------------|
D|---7----5--------------|
A|--5--5-----7--5--5------|
E|-----------------------|

Chorus:
G|-----------------------|
D|---5----5----------7---|
A|--7--7------5--5--5-----|
E|-----------------------|
        

The bridge section has a slightly more complicated bassline, but is still fairly easy to play. Here are the tabs for the bridge:

Bridge:
G|-----------------------|
D|-----------------------|
A|--------7-5-4----------|
E|--5-7-5-------7-5-0----|
        

Tips for Playing Cars Bass Tabs

To really nail the bassline for Cars, there are a few tips you should follow. First, make sure to use your fingers rather than a pick. This will help you to get a more fluid, smooth sound. The bassline for Cars is fairly fast-paced, so you’ll also want to make sure you’re using the correct fingering technique. Try to use your index and middle fingers for the majority of the song, and use your ring finger for any notes on the 7th fret.

When playing the bridge section, pay attention to your timing. The bassline for the bridge is syncopated, which means that the notes fall on the offbeat. To get the right feel for the bridge, practice playing the bassline slowly at first, and gradually build up your speed as you become more comfortable with it.

Conclusion

By following the tabs and tips we’ve provided in this article, you should be able to learn how to play the bassline for Cars by Gary Numan. Remember to take it slow at first, and practice regularly to build up your speed and accuracy. Once you’ve got the bassline down, try playing along with the song to get the full effect. Good luck, and happy playing!


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