Giants of Bass – Billy Sheehan

'Workin' Like a Dog' was written to showcase the virtuosic playing style of legendary rock bassist Billy Sheehan and is a great workout for your fingerstyle and tapping techniques. This piece has a very quick tempo and is typical of the kind of music that Billy has played with bands such as Talas, The Dave Lee Roth Band, Mr Big, and The Winery Dogs. In keeping with Billy’s unique playing style, this piece features riffs and fills built on the pentatonic and blues scales, the use of natural and artificial harmonics, and the use of the tapping technique. It also features some string and neck bending and should be played with a distorted tone.

For bassists who wish to learn the piece but require additional assistance with some of the techniques required, the following courses (all included in the monthly subscription cost) should prove useful:

Don’t forget to hit the Download Resources button above to get the PDF transcription and the audio files for this piece (available to subscribers only).

This course is 1 HOUR & 6 MINUTES long and contains the following videos, each of which can be selected from the video player above: