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Bass Transcription: Billie Jean Bass Line

May 9, 2016

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!

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