"Play me somethin"

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  1. BeegBass

    BeegBass

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    Let's say you're setting up for a gig, or you're anywhere else where your DB is present, and someone comes up to you and asks you if it's a cello, then after you politely tell him its a bass he asks you to 'just play me a little somethin.' What do y'all usually do in this situation? Do you play a little bluesy lick or do a lil walkin or play a familiar line for 'em? Is there a certain little thing or idea you usually pull out for situations like this?
  2. BawanaRik

    BawanaRik Supporting Member

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    I use the Munsters Theme for that.
  3. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

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    The melody to STARDUST, including the verse.
  4. JeffKissell

    JeffKissell Supporting Member

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    You're an evil man Mr Fuqua...

    Depending on the circumstances I would play the most ironic of the following-
    "Fly Me to the Moon"
    "Brickhouse"
    "Angeline the Baker"
    "Smoke on the Water"
    -J
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  6. Ed Fuqua

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    ****, EVERBODY knows STARDUST....
  7. hdiddy

    hdiddy Official Forum Flunkee Supporting Member

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    Stairway to heaven
  8. tcl

    tcl Gold Supporting Member

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    Donna Lee, roboto. Or Peace. Both arco. Both get their attention.
  9. hdiddy

    hdiddy Official Forum Flunkee Supporting Member

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    Ok more seriously.

    I have a list of bass features I plod through regularly - I'll just pick one of those. However, I received the advice fairly recently that a ballad should always top the list (as FED PUKESPRAY is demonstrating), so I'm working on some new pieces to add to the list. The heavier the listener, the slower the tune.

    And it's gonna be only pieces that I really love playing.
  10. KOOL BREEZE

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    The Barney Miller Theme song is my favorite.
  11. hdiddy

    hdiddy Official Forum Flunkee Supporting Member

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    You're really dating yourself there... ;)

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