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What Song are You Playing?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by jazz41, Dec 7, 2012.


  1. jazz41

    jazz41

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    Don't know if there is a thread for this topic, but here we go.

    I'm not in a serious band or anything, I mainly play for the fun of playing. I like to create my own songs, but like most of us I'm sure, I like to play songs by the bands I like. So my question is, what song can you not get enough of playing right now?

    My current obession is The Anarchist by Rush off of Clockwork Angels. Basically got it down, but it is so much fun to play. Singing while playing this line is tough though.
     
  2. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

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    The Great Midwest
    lady Madonna-Beatles
    Penny Lane- Beatles
    Dream On-Aerosmith
    I Want You To Want Me-Cheap Trick
     
  3. eriky4003

    eriky4003

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    Finished Spirit of Radio recently and as a song in the opposite direction - learning Kiss's Lick It Up (bass line, very easy - it'll be more a memory challenge vocally) and the more recent (2001) interpretation of Elvis's A Little Less Conversation.
     
  4. vlado

    vlado

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    I can never get enough of playing Nick Drake's songs, any of them.
     
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  6. Biggbass

    Biggbass Supporting Member

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    Planet Earth
    Or The Whale - Call & Response
     
  7. ffutterman

    ffutterman Talentless Bass Enthusiast Supporting Member

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    I love playing a version of the intro to Black Eyed Dog on the G-string above the 12th fret, harmonics and all.

    My go-to song when I have the bass in my hand and just want to play something is usually Gaye's I Heard It Through The Grapevine.
     
  8. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

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    Chic- Good Times

    It was sound check at church practice yesterday. Well, at least the bassline.
     
  9. Marial

    Marial Three Weeks of Freedom Start Right NOW Gold Supporting Member

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    I Got a Gig ~ Hayes Carll

    Groovey goodness.
     
  10. Jhengsman

    Jhengsman

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    At the moment outside of preparing for Sunday there are:
    Seawind/Pauline Wilson, Follow Your Road
    Bonnie Raitt, I Can't Make You Love Me
    Chantal Kreviazuk, Time
    Gloria Estefan, Anything For You
    Robert Cray Band, Right Next Door
    From the movie Killer Diller, Judge Boushay Blues
    Michael Jackson, I Can't Help It
    Trisha Yearwood, Down On My Knees
    Holly Cole Trio, Everyday Will Be Like a Holiday
    Herbie Hancock, Chameleon
    Ohio Players, Skin Tight
    John Tillery, Look At Me

    And then there is the Christmas music, but I will put that away in a few weeks.
     
  11. 4dog

    4dog

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    Salvation is here -- Hillsong ,,, try it youll like it.
     
  12. Moogerbass

    Moogerbass

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    Driven - Rush.

    Tricky....
     
  13. Hobobob

    Hobobob Don't feed the troll, folks. Supporting Member

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    I love pissing off guitar players with To Defy the Laws of Tradition by Primus. There's something about that line that guitarists just can't abide.
     
  14. Kmonk

    Kmonk

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    "The Real Me" by The Who, "Fool For The City" by Foghat (Foghat Live version), "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" by Queen and "Get Ready" by Rare Earth. I learned them years ago and have never gotten tired of playing them.
     
  15. JoZac21

    JoZac21

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    Aside from music from my band, I've been learning a bunch of Tears For Fears stuff, simply for nostalgia's sake...
     
  16. Ewo

    Ewo a/k/a Steve Cooper Supporting Member

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    Alphonso Johnson's line in Cucumber Slumber (Weather Report).

    The head groove in Alain Caron's No Left on Tuesday, seein' how I haven't learned Slam the Clown...yet...someday, I hope...
     
  17. VintageBoutique

    VintageBoutique Banned

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    I have a core group of covers that I play around the house, that kind of thing. These I never forget. Most songs I've learned for bar bands are forgotten after a while.

    Some of the one's I remember...

    Roundabout
    Same Old Song-Four Tops(I palm mute and thumb this one)
    School Days
    Come On, Come Over
    Day Tripper
     
  18. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

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    Michele -The Beatles
    Get Back-The Beatles
     
  19. SquierJazz72

    SquierJazz72

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    YYZ: still learning it, but know quite a bit.

    Tom Sawyer: same as above.

    Paranoid: Sabbath tunes were a staple of my old band, so I still groove on a few.

    Come Together: I just like it.
     
  20. nortonrider

    nortonrider

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    I've got a couple that vary the genres:

    Cissy Strut - The Meters
    Good Love is on the way - John Mayer
    Sweet Emotion - Aerosmith
    Southbound Pachyderm - Les Claypool

    when noodling,
    one of those usually always comes to the front.
     
  21. Got2SadowskyNYC

    Got2SadowskyNYC

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    Nashville, TN
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    Artist: Sadowsky, Bag End, Visual Sound, Pedaltrain, George L

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