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Rare Earth - Born To Wander Bass

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Born To Wander Bass

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"Born to Wander" is a great example of bassist John Persh's solid, funky style.  
The song first appeared on the band's third album "Ecology," which, unfortunately, 
has long been out of print on CD.  So pick up "The Best of Rare Earth" instead, 
which also features the long versions of "Get Ready" and "(I Know) I'm Losing You," 
as well as "Hey, Big Brother."  All of these songs showcase Persh's fine bass work.

Anyway, there are only three different parts to learn for this song.  The first is 
the intro and main bass line. The bass comes in at approximately 0:24.  The notes 
after the line make up the main bass part, which is played over the verse and 


The second part is played during the pre-chorus, which goes "'Cause the wind was 
my mother/The highway is my brother...."  This line appears twice, at 0:38 and 
1:28.  It's looks strange because it's chromatic, but it sounds very cool.


The last part is the bridge leading into the flute solo and the part that's played 
underneath the solo (1:47-2:18).  After this, it's back into the main bass line 
shown above.

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