Extreme – ‘Midnight Express’

This piece of music was originally written and performed on the acoustic guitar by Extreme’s Nuno Bettencourt. I’ve always loved it and have spent many years figuring out the best way to translate it onto the bass. Fortunately, it works well on the instrument, although as you’ll see from the video, it is a very advanced piece to play. Your slap technique, chord strumming, and palm muting skills will also be put to the test here!

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:

A backing track is available for this course. To download it, hit the Download Resources button above. To download the transcription (with TAB and without), please visit the Free Stuff page.

This course is 1 HOUR & 7 MINUTES long and contains the following videos, each of which can be selected from the video player above: