Murder On The Dancefloor [Guy Pratt//Bass Breakdown Ep.1]

Murder On The Dancefloor was a big hit in Europe in 2001 for English pop star Sophie Ellis-Bextor.

The movie Saltburn recently featured it, propelling it backing into the Top 10 in the UK and the Billboard 100 in the States.

Guy Pratt's disco infused bass line on the song is a classic and that's what I'm going to teach you in this bass tutorial.

There are two main sections featuring octave skips, chromatic movement, 1/16th note rhythms, and ghost notes. It's a busy yet tasteful line that is also quite challenging.

Scroll down for the free backing track and PDF which outlines the song structure, the two bass parts, and the shapes used (very useful for playing on any minor chord).



Murder On The Dancefloor - Sophie Ellis Bextor


Murder On The Dancefloor PDF & Backing Track

Here are the two bass parts (TAB/notation) for Murder On The Dancefloor as well as the shapes and song structure


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  • Great lesson Dan. How about something from way back that sounds great, Zig Zag Wanderer or Electricity by Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band. A bit left of field but interesting bass playing. Cheers.

  • Proper on-line tutorial for a great, classic song. Easy to understand. Fingering suggestions and clear explanations.

    Thank you.

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