Weekly Basslines #166: New Year's Day (Karen Souza)
While preparing the "Walking Bass Workshop" I'm giving at my music school at the end of this month, I accidentally stumbled across this very cool swing version of U2's song "New Year's Day" and since I love to "kill two birds with one stone" I decided to start the new year with the transcription of this tune to wish you all the best and especially peace for 2016 in a musical way.
The key of "New Year's Day" is an unusual G sharp minor (G#m). In order to play that song on a four string bass I suggest to tune down half step and play in A minor.
5 years ago I posted the transcription of the original U2 song. Take a look: