Walking With Rita

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Walking With Rita

Postby (rickinroma) » Thu Mar 25, 2010 1:57 pm



one of the most famous walk of Paul McCartney and brilliant performance
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Re: Walking With Rita

Postby (winston) » Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:10 pm

That was very cool. :D 8)
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Re: Walking With Rita

Postby (sloop_john_b) » Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:40 pm

I'm getting a message that it's a private video and I can't view it! :|
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Re: Walking With Rita

Postby (Scastles) » Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:50 pm

sloop_john_b wrote:I'm getting a message that it's a private video and I can't view it! :|



Ditto.
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Re: Walking With Rita

Postby (cjj) » Thu Mar 25, 2010 3:01 pm

Same here... I don't have a youtube login, and don't really want one either... :( :?
I have NO idea what to do with those skinny stringed things... I'm just a bass player...
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Re: Walking With Rita

Postby (rickinroma) » Thu Mar 25, 2010 3:02 pm

April is close :lol:

Rita must be still out with Paul
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Re: Walking With Rita

Postby (winston) » Thu Mar 25, 2010 3:03 pm

Scastles wrote:
sloop_john_b wrote:I'm getting a message that it's a private video and I can't view it! :|



Ditto.


That's strange I just watched it again! Maybe it's for the Canadian Market Only release................. :mrgreen:
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Re: Walking With Rita

Postby (kkawachi) » Thu Mar 25, 2010 3:47 pm

ask you and you recieve!

thanks! If i'm not mistaken you play along to the mono version right?

Ive found the stereo version to be between keys.
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Re: Walking With Rita

Postby (Scastles) » Thu Mar 25, 2010 8:11 pm

Finally got it to work.

I had seen Francesco's vid on this before, but it is still so amazing. So precise. It's like you knew it better than McCartney did and he created it, and I'm not trying to be snide. It's just fine, fine bass work
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Re: Walking With Rita

Postby (nukebass) » Fri Mar 26, 2010 3:28 pm

Both mono and stereo Rita's were slowed down, I think, to fall between Eb and E. I've played along with the mono version and had to speed it up (I've got the Tascam bass trainer and I think I set speed +5) to get it in E.

Excellent job Francesco! This is the type of bassline I'd love to be able to write, but I guess that's why he is McCartney and I'm not :)
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Re: Walking With Rita

Postby (bottom4) » Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:31 pm

I always thought McCartney's best bass lines were on John and George's songs with the exception of this one - JMO...
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Re: Walking With Rita

Postby (ricmic) » Thu Apr 08, 2010 12:26 pm

For tone, and style, I am very partial to his bass work on Penny Lane. Mark
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Re: Walking With Rita

Postby (ricmic) » Thu Apr 08, 2010 12:32 pm

Francesco, excellent work as usual. I have seen alot of your stuff on youtube. Always good. Thanks again for posting these songs. Mark
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Re: Walking With Rita

Postby (iamthebassman) » Fri Apr 09, 2010 3:06 pm

I'm always happy when I look down and see this one's on the setlist. Great fun to play.
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Re: Walking With Rita

Postby (kkawachi) » Sat Apr 10, 2010 10:57 pm

I think its time for another Beatle Bassline surprise from Francesco!
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