KILLER FISH

Date: 23/04/03
From: Jaan Wessman

Awright, folks. Here's my tabbed effort for the funky "Killer Fish". Essentially, these are the riffs that make up the bass parts for this song.
Sure, there's the cappella parts, the triplets in the last bridge and all kinds of funny things happening whenever this song gets played live but, for the pure essentials, this should take you up the Fish Avenue quite easy. 
The lone ">" in DA RIFF indicates a slide. For further grooving (and for those who own a 5-string bass), try playing this stuff an octave lower. 
Technically, this may not be the hardest thing to play in the Keneally repertoire but understanding and "internalizing", for instance, DA RIFF does good for you. And, dammit, if it ain't a funky song! So get down with your bad, funky selves now!

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DA RIFF: 
----------0---
---0--2-------
--------------
--------------

|-2--------0---------2--------0--------0--2--------|
|----0--2---------------0--2----0--2--------2------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|


|------------------------0----2------|
|-----------------0--2---------------|
|-3--3----3--------------------------|
|------------------------------------|


|----------0--5----5---2--0----0--2-----|
|-0----2----------------------2---------|
|----3----------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------|


|-3--3----3----2--0-----2-----0---2----2----2----------|
|-----------------------3-----2------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------0----0-|
|------------------------------------------------------|


|-0----5--0--2--3----2--0------------------5-----|
|----2----------------------------0--2->-4-------|
|---------------------3--------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|


|-2--------0--------0--2------2--------|
|----0--2----0--2----------------------|
|----------------------------3------3--|
|--------------------------------------|

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BRIDGE:

4 bars D pedal into 
-----------5---
----5--7-------
---------------
---------------

|-:--7--------5-----7--------5--------5--7------|
|-:-----5--7-----------5--7----5--7--------7----|
|-:---------------------------------------------|
|-:---------------------------------------------|

____________________________
| 1. |
|-----------------------5----------5--7------:-|
|----------------5--7-------5--7-------------:-|
|-5--5----5------------------------------5---:-|
|--------------------------------------------:-|

_______________________________
| 2. |
|-----------------------5----------5--7---------0--|
|----------------5--7-------5--7--------0--2-------|
|-5--5----5----------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|

2nd ending goes neatly back into DA RIFF

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"KILLER FISH"

Lots of C pedal over a mixolydian feel 
This little bluesy lick thrown in appropriately:

|------------3-------------|
|-3--4--5------5--4--3-----|
|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|

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For the "Who tossed the straw..." verse, you should play the first four bars of DA RIFF, leading into this ostinato pattern:

|-2--------0----2------2------2----------|
|----0--2--------------------------------|
|----------------------------0------0----|
|----------------------------------------|

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The pieces of the musical puzzle above, I leave you on your own to piece the puzzle together. Enjoy and have fun!

Jaan
wessman@sci.fi

 

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