Advanced Level

Level 42 – ‘Sandstorm’ (LIVE)

Course Duration: 20 Minutes | Difficulty Level: 6

'Sandstorm' is the opening track on the first album that Level 42 recorded - The Early Tapes. This is one of the band's best-known instrumental pieces and was a key part of their live set during their formative years. Written by Mark King and Wally Badarou, the track features some classic Mark King grooves, which have made it a very popular piece with bass players over the years. This tutorial will demonstrate how to play the three main sections of the live version of the track.

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. You can also find a full transcription of the studio version in The Mark King Bass Book.