Spirits In The Material World – The Police [Bass Breakdown Ep.3]

Spirits In The Material World by The Police has one of the most confusing intros of all time *.

Whilst learning the line for this lesson, it took me ages to crack what is a complex rhythmic auditory illusion!

But not to worry, in this bass tutorial I'll take you through Sting's bass lines and explain the rhythmic brain twister that appears in the beginning.

* Sex On Fire by Kings of Leon is another one...

Spirits In The Material World - The Police 

This is the original. Listen to it and see if you can work out where beat one is. Make sure to listen all the way to the first chorus to see if you're correct!

Spirits In The Material World - The Police Bass TAB & Notation

Metronome click tracks

Below is a kick drum click (142 BPM) then the beats, kick, and an offbeat rhythm simulating the Stewart Copeland's hi hat. 

It's an amazing drum beat on the original but you need to hear it starting on the correct beat. The second click below will help you to do that.

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