I ain’t afraid of no ghosts! The song “Ghostbusters” was written in 1984 by Ray Parker Jr. for the movie with the same name. In this video bass lesson you will learn the main synthesizer riff. Yeah, for a while in the 80s many bass players lost their jobs to synthesizers 🙁
Video Bass Lesson
Ghostbusters Theme Bass Tablature
Here’s the bass tablature for the synthesizer riff for the Ghostbusters theme. It’s just 2 measures repeated. The dots you see above most of the notes are an articulation called “staccato”. You’re going to play the notes in a punchy more detached way. So an 8th note is almost played like a 16th note followed by a 16th rest.
Ghostbusters Theme Video
Here’s the Ray Parker Jr. video for the Ghostbusters theme for a little inspiration. Yes, you might have seen this on MTV back in 1984 when they actually played music videos 🙂