Bass covers

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by SteffanB, Jun 15, 2019.

  1. SteffanB


    Oct 15, 2018
    What was your most difficult cover you had to learn and/ or play? Pre YouTube!
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  2. GretschWretch

    GretschWretch Supporting Member

    Dec 27, 2013
    East Central Alabama
    "I Put a Smell on You," covered by the Noxious Flatulence. I had to try to get through the entire song without inhaling.
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  3. Nashrakh


    Aug 16, 2008
    Hamburg, Germany
    Posting this even though it's current, but YT can't help me with this one at all: Hands down the most difficult song I've ever had to learn for a band is something I'm sitting on right now: Moonlight Serenade, the Chicago version. It's a Samba, but the whole thing plays like one giant fill full of 16ths with no room for pause.

    I have the sheet music for it, and dividing the whole thing into pieces works okay, but it makes me go crosseyed at regular speed.
  4. BLDavis

    BLDavis May the Tort be with you.

    May 21, 2009
    Ellenboro, NC
    I remember really struggling with Jump by Van Halen. For some reason I could never get the timing in the bridge. Sounded simple enough when listening to it but I couldn't make it work.
    And any thing Reggae. Nope can't do it.
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  5. I remember GFRs "T.N.U.C" kicking my butt. And it probably would again today if I were to revisit it!
  6. jchrisk1


    Nov 15, 2009
    Northern MI
    Freewill - Rush
    I learned that one, by ear, in my first few years of playing bass. The solo section was tough for me. I learned it off of cassette, which at the time, I didn't know my cassette player ran fast. I found out six months later when I got it on CD. It took me quite a while to get that part down. Like, months.
  7. SteffanB


    Oct 15, 2018
    Mine was Metallica's Orion and Stevie Wonder's I Wish.
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  8. matt11


    May 19, 2006
    Herbie Flowers’ beautiful Space Oddity part. Got it down ok, but getting it right in every detail was an enjoyable challenge.
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  9. SteffanB


    Oct 15, 2018
    I have to look up Herbie Flowers!
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  10. matt11


    May 19, 2006
    Great player. I think, if I recall correctly, he was called in, got the chart, ran it once and then recorded it. I remember transferring the album to tape, then rewind, rewind rewind!

  11. Bboopbennie


    Jun 16, 2019
    What is Hip..... Tower of Power yep that's the one !!!!