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Old 12-21-2012, 10:56 PM
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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.

Mine:
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?
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:37 AM
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This list gives me away as being a rather instrumentally focused bassist:

YYZ, Rush
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.
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:46 AM
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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.
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Old 12-22-2012, 08:46 PM
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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.
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:16 AM
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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.
Nice answer...inspired.
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:26 AM
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Rush tunes and Jazz Pistols tunes
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:29 AM
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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.
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:36 AM
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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.
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:48 AM
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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.
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Old 12-25-2012, 12:50 PM
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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. ..
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Old 12-25-2012, 12:57 PM
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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
Easily- 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
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Old 12-25-2012, 01:26 PM
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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
Easily- 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
I've noticed a lot of people use RHCP songs for practice Not bad at all!
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Old 12-25-2012, 05:18 PM
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The tough ones become more of a work out than a practice session!

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I've noticed a lot of people use RHCP songs for practice Not bad at all!
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:32 PM
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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.
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Old 12-26-2012, 05:40 PM
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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
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Old 12-27-2012, 04:54 PM
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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
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:29 PM
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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.

Not anymore.

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.
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:37 PM
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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.

Not anymore.

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.
I feel for you. Had shoulder surgery 4 months ago and couldn't touch guitar or bass for 6 months before that. Finally have that out of the way and life is getting better...lots of catching up to do. All the best to you.
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:28 AM
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The tough ones become more of a work out than a practice session!
I can imagen
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:51 AM
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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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