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Songs in 12/8

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Trist6075, May 6, 2003.

  1. Trist6075

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    Could you guys give me some song names that are in 12/8 time. I need to work on this and I want to get a feel for how it sounds in songs. Anything classic rock or blues would be appreciated.

    Thanks
  2. Christopher

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    U2's "Trip Through Your Wires."

    Eric Johnson's "Once a Part of Me."

    SRV's "Wall of Denial."

    12/8 is standard blues shuffle meter. A lot of blues songs are in 12/8.
  3. Zoroaster03

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    "Memory", from Cats. Andrew Lloyd Webber.


    I remember playing that once, and I stuffed up. Man did I feel stupid.
  4. Boplicity

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    Jimi Hendrix: Red House
    Catfish Blues
    Once I Had a Woman
    Bleeding Heart
    Jelly 292
    Electric Church Red House (Intro in 4/4; the rest in 12/8.)

    BB King: Sweet Little Angel
    Gambler's Blues
    My Mood
    Kenny Wayne Shepherd: Born with a broken Heart
    Shame, Shame, Shame

    Gary Moore: Story of the Blues
    Jumping at Shadows
    The Blues Is Alright
    Nothing's the Same
    As the Years Go Passing By
  5. jazzbo

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    You've Really Got a Hold on Me - Smokey Robinson
  6. Mike Dimin

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    Disclosures:
    Clinician: EA, Zon, Boomerang, TI. Author "The Art of Solo Bass"
    It's a Man's World - James Brown
    Natural Women - Aretha
  7. phxlbrmpf

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    RHCP - Breaking the Girl
  8. parrott

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    Depeche Mode - Clean (apart from the bass intro).

    I didn't realise until I tried to record a version of it at the weekend.... :oops:
  9. Jeff Moote

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    The bass solo / guitar solo / bridge whatever part of Rush's Freewill is in 12/8, and is a pretty good example of how the meter works in a rock context.


    As well:

    That's definately in 6/8 (though aside from phrasing the two aren't really different)
  10. Hugh Jazz

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    A lot of stuff by Opeth.
  11. wmwillis3

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    -"Minute by Minute" by M. McDonald (Doobie Bros) is one of my favs in 12/8-time. :hyper:
  12. HailCorduroy

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    One I'm learning right now...Billy Joel's Still Rock n' Roll to Me
  13. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player Supporting Member

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    The Platters' "Only You (And You Alone)".
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    Pat Metheny "The first circle"

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