Weekly Basslines #144: A Million Miles Away (Rory Gallagher)

This one was requested by one of my students and she's a very special student as she took up playing the bass at the age of 63. She's an ardent blues lover and I'm very proud to be her teacher.

The song "A Million Miles Away" from Rorys fourth solo studio album "Tatoo" (1973) is a perfect addition to the pentatonic lessons of the last weeks, because the main riff is built on the d minor pentatonic scale.

I transcribed the studio version but here's the vibrant live performance from the 1974 film "Irish Tour":

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