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Here is an example of how a bass line from a song almost 50 years old can still resonate, along with the lyrics, to a whole new generation. This is based on the bass line from the song “Express Yourself” which is being used on the new Windows 8 commercials. It is a simple 1-4-5 progression using triads and the major scale to outline the chords. It also makes use of upbeats to propel the line along.