To quote a friend, “Spoiler alert, the kid is not his son.”
Departing from jazz for a bit, I thought it would be fun to offer a full transcription of the Billie Jean bass line in notation.
The end of the second page you’ll notice a roadmap of the rest of the song. The bass line is repetitive, which is one thing I love about it, but it doesn’t necessarily make for interesting transcription.
So, I went the shorthand route. Happy playing!