Let’s grab a couple Piña Coladas and look at Escape (The Piña Colada Song) – Bass Breakdown…The bass guitar part for “Escape (The Pina Colada Song)” by Rupert Holmes is relatively simple and consists of a repeating pattern of root notes that follows the chords of the song. The main riff is as follows:

Escape (The Piña Colada Song) - Bass Tablature


Escape (The Piña Colada Song) – Breakdown – Try it on your own

If the bass part for “Escape” is going well, check out this backing track which has the drum music and bass tabs for you to jam along with.



Click here to get the sheet music!

Escape (The Piña Colada Song) – Breakdown – The Artist


Rupert Holmes is the artist who wrote and performed the hit song “Escape (The Pina Colada Song)” in 1979. He played keys on the track as well as singing and playing other instruments. The song was a commercial success, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States. It became one of the most popular songs of the 1970s and is considered a classic of the era.

Read more about Rupert on his Wiki page