Great tune … especially if you have a female singer!!! (a little out of my range)
Uses NP LUDWIG BASS or NP STANDARD BASS
(or NP STANDARD PRO BASS or NP STpBASS 63-91)
I took some liberties and have percussion track in there as she used in concert once in a while.
Also, if you reverse the D9/A D9 pattern it actually sounds better! AND try to use the Am7 also , adds loads of color, just use the correct forms for 9ths and 7ths and it all fits very well.
One more thing … despite the tab showing fret 5 on E, I mute that with thumb, only opening it for the G7 (because there is bass in this .sng file) Then just use thumb or pick to thump the bass note on the A string. (if using an amp, a little gain and reverb sounds great too).
ODE TO BILLIE JOE.zip (97.7 KB)