What's your current practice playlist?

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by akdmx, Dec 21, 2012.


  1. akdmx

    akdmx

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    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?
  2. SquierJazz72

    SquierJazz72

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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.
  3. Kmonk

    Kmonk

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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.
  4. mellowinman

    mellowinman Not a Clique Member Supporting Member

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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.
  5. steelin4u

    steelin4u Supporting Member

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    Nice answer...inspired.
  6. MrLenny1

    MrLenny1 Supporting Member

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    Rush tunes and Jazz Pistols tunes
  7. backup

    backup

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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.
  8. obimark

    obimark

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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.
  9. rtav

    rtav Millionaire Stuntman, Half-Jackalope Supporting Member

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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.
  10. hgiles

    hgiles

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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. ..
  11. smokindav

    smokindav

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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
  12. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Thou shall not F*** up the groove Supporting Member

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    I've noticed a lot of people use RHCP songs for practice :) Not bad at all! :)
  13. smokindav

    smokindav

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    The tough ones become more of a work out than a practice session!

  14. u84six

    u84six Supporting Member

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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.
  15. Ocean Man

    Ocean Man

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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
  16. Riverhead

    Riverhead

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    Perth, Western Australia.
    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
  17. Mike in Chicago

    Mike in Chicago Supporting Member

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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.
  18. charliebrown

    charliebrown

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    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. :bassist:
  19. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Thou shall not F*** up the groove Supporting Member

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    I can imagen ;)
  20. Sni77

    Sni77

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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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