What's your current practice playlist?
I've hit a bit of a dry patch, practicing the same stuff routinely, so I'm hoping to expand my horizons by seeing what others are working on.
Opus Pocus - Jaco
Teen Town - Jaco
What is hip - Tower of Power
The Suffering - Fishbone
plus most all of D'Angelo's Brown Sugar and Voodoo
What is your recent practice playlist?
This list gives me away as being a rather instrumentally focused bassist:
Dawn Patrol, Megadeth
Bassically, Black Sabbath
And my own music I'm working on is instrumental as well. If something I hit on inspires or suggests lyrics, I'll write them, but otherwise, I am instrumentally focused right now, just exploring those possibilities.
I don't have a set practice playlist. I practice whatever my band is working on or what I need for upcoming gigs.
Sometimes I just put my Ipod on shuffle and play whatever song plays. Other times, I just scroll through the song list until I find something that I want to play.
Right now, I am looking at nothing but Motown (ish). None of these songs will probably be played in my band, but I have got an urgent need to play them. Al Green, Marvin Gaye, Luther Ingram, Billy Paul; it has to be soulful.
This kind of bass playing is off the hook. It makes me think it was why the instrument was invented.
Rush tunes and Jazz Pistols tunes
besides technical and theoretical practies, etudes and excercises i like to play james jamerson bass lines. also the james brown live album "love power peace" which features bootsy is a great rhythmical practise for me at this time. then whatever reading material i got. and last but not least my bands songs.
I do it in a couple of ways- sometimes I jsut play through the 33 songs in my band main setlist on shuffle )i took out the back up type songs we do,.
Other times I jsut randomly pick songs off my ipod to play or play a particular set of songs that aren't in my band setlist.
About 12 originals
Emerson, Lake and Palmer - Karn Evil 9, 1st Impression Part 1
Dream Theater - Ytse Jam, Metropolis Part 1, Dance of Eternity, One Last Time, Erotomania
Yes - Tempus Fugit
Rush - YYZ, La Villa Strangiato
Zappa - Peaches In Regalia
You know... the easy stuff.
Ive only been playing a couple months...so I play some simple stuff right now, but i practice octaves fifths and thirds on them and some chords. ..
Possum Kingdom - Toadies
Plush - Stone Temple Pilots
Funk #49 - James Gang
Scar Tissue - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Brandy - RHCP cover
Dani California - RHCP
Bust a Move - Young M.C. (bass line by Flea)
Interstate Love Song - STP
Parallel Universe - RHCP
Can't Stop - RHCP
C'mon Girl - RHCP
Higher Ground - RHCP cover version
Californication - RHCP
Good Times Bad Times - Led Zepplin
The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie - RHCP
Readymade - RHCP
The tough ones become more of a work out than a practice session!
Whatever my band is learning. We learn 4 - 8 songs every few weeks. We get them down tight and then we all vote for the next set of songs. Rinse and repeat.
My current practice playlist:
Ramble On - Led Zeppelin
Soul To Squeeze - RHCP
Australia - The Shins
Rock And Roll Suicide - David Bowie
You Never Give Me Your Money - The Beatles
Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In - The Fifth Dimension
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Recently I've been playing:
The Cult - Rain
Divinyls - In My Life, Casual Encounter
The Scorpions - Rock You Like A Hurricane
Stone Temple Pilots - Sex Type Thing, Dead And Bloated
The Bamboos - King Of The Rodeo, Cut Me Down
Interpol - Slow Hands
Smashing Pumpkins - I Am One, Rhinoceros, Crush, Tristessa
Simple Minds - Promised You A Miracle, Love Song
Jerry Cantrelll - Dickeye, My Song
I've had a shoulder problem and I didn't play as much as I wanted for a while. Also my job always got in the way.
When I can play Thick as a Brick beginning to end note for note, I'll consider myself back in playing shape.
I'm getting there.
The Shins - Caring is Creepy
Interpol - Slow Hands
Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
Eric Clapton - Run Back To Your Side
The Strokes - Under Cover Of Darkness
David Bowie - The Man Who Sold The World & Rebel Rebel
Little Barrie - Surf Hell
and many others, but those I keep coming back to for various reasons
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