How To Play Walk on The Wild Side (Lou Reed)

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Here’s a how to play bass tutorial for Walk on the Wild Side:


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Paul Wolfe said,

March 19, 2013 @ 11:01 pm

Hey smilinsteve….

The truth is there is no way to recapture what happens on the original recording if you’re playing it on your own without ‘tapping.’ (for example the very first 10th if played authentically would be sliding from C on the E string 8th fret, down to F at the 1st fret – and the 10th would go from E on the G string – 9th fret – up to A on teh G string – 14th fret.)

What I’ve tried to capture here is a simple way of playing through the first parts of the song that sounds reasonably authentic so that if you used the parts in a ‘bar band’ type setting everyone would know what the song is.

Smilinsteve said,

March 19, 2013 @ 5:39 am

I believe the third tenth chord should be from a higher 17th fret, sliding down to the starting 8th fret…shouldn’t it? In other words 8th fret sliding to the 13th fret, then the 17th A fret (minor 10th), down to the 8th again…I think it sounds much more like the song if playing it alone….IMHO


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