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"Play me somethin"

Discussion in 'Music [DB]' started by BeegBass, Jan 17, 2014.


  1. BeegBass

    BeegBass

    Nov 10, 2013
    St. Paul, mn
    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

    Mar 6, 2012
    New Jersey
    I use the Munsters Theme for that.
     
  3. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    NYC
    Disclosures:
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
    The melody to STARDUST, including the verse.
     
  4. JeffKissell

    JeffKissell Supporting Member

    Nov 21, 2004
    Soquel, CA
    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

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    NYC
    Disclosures:
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
    ****, EVERBODY knows STARDUST....
     
  7. hdiddy

    hdiddy Official Forum Flunkee Supporting Member

    Mar 16, 2004
    San Francisco, CA
    Stairway to heaven
     
  8. Tom Lane

    Tom Lane Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2011
    Torrance, CA
    Donna Lee, roboto. Or Peace. Both arco. Both get their attention.
     
  9. hdiddy

    hdiddy Official Forum Flunkee Supporting Member

    Mar 16, 2004
    San Francisco, CA
    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

    KOOL BREEZE

    Dec 12, 2013
    Seattle
    The Barney Miller Theme song is my favorite.
     
  11. hdiddy

    hdiddy Official Forum Flunkee Supporting Member

    Mar 16, 2004
    San Francisco, CA
    You're really dating yourself there... ;)
     



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