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Good bass lines to warm up with

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by WildBill, Nov 24, 2002.


  1. WildBill

    WildBill

    Jul 7, 2002
    Massachusettes
    I need some songs that have a nice groove to them that I can practice before a gig/rehearsal. I play lots of rock MotorHead to The Foo Fighters.
    thanks
    Bill
     
  2. fireworks_god

    fireworks_god

    Oct 30, 2002
    Hmm.... I know a good one that will really strech out your fingers. The faster you play it, the more it works. Try alternate picking it, too, to work on speed (unless, of course, you don't pick at all). I believe it is some Slayer riff:
    G|-------------------------------------|
    D|-------------------------------------|
    A|-----------------------------------|
    E|-5-4-3-2-6-5-4-3-5-4-3-2-6-5-4-3-|

    Or, for the same purpose, you can do the riff to Metallica's Master of Puppets.
    G|-----------------------------------|
    D|-----------------------------------|
    A|-----2-----3------4------3------2--|
    E|-0-1---0-1---0-1---0-1---0-1----|

    But, keep in mind, those are just some riffs to work on warming up your fingers and picking up speed (speed metal bands' riffs, i think there is a connection there). For working on rhythm or something else, you'll have to use something else.
     
  3. beermonkey

    beermonkey

    Sep 26, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    the last B natural in the 'Pastor of Muppets' riff is a actually two B natural sixteenth notes; that would be the A string 2nd fret. :D

    Just for accuracy of... TaBz.

    -Brian

    Clan Tab Evil member 4193


    OH yeah, and I would suggest warming up with scales and the like, very slowly at first and build up speed as you warm up. There's nothing worse to do than to try and shred out something at break-neck speed totally cold.
     
  4. my personal favrite warmup song is Carosel by Blink 182Intro:
    G:-14-14-14--12-12-12--11-11-
    D:-0--0--0---0--0--0---0--0--
    A:---------------------------
    E:---------------------------

    G:-6-6-6--7-7-7--9-9-
    D:-7-7-7--7-7-7--7-7-
    A:-------------------
    E:-------------------

    G:---11-11-12-14-12-11------6-6-7-9-7-6-----9-9-11-12-11-9-11-----7------7---7-
    D:-0-------------------0-/7-------------7\9-------------------5-5----5-5---5---
    A:-----------------------------------------------E:-----------------------------------------------

    G:---11-11-12-14-12-11------6-6-7-9-7-6-----9-9-11-12-12-11-11--7-7-7-7-7-7-7--
    D:-0-------------------0/7-------------7\9----------------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5--
    A:----------------------------------------------
    E:-----------------------------------------------


    G:-11-11-11-11-11-11--9--9--9--9--9--9--11-11-11-11-11-11---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-
    D:-0--0--0--0--0--0---7--7--7--7--7--7---9--9--9--9--9--9---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-
    A:-----------------------------------------------
    E:-----------------------------------------------
     
  5. Skavenger

    Skavenger

    May 26, 2002
    Sweden
    I read a "warming up tutorial" somewhere, it could even have been here. I don't remember the author but I'm using it as part of my warmup.

    Play an F on the E string and let it ring for a few seconds. Try to make the note sound as long as possible. The play a F# on the same string and repeat above steps. go at it until you're out of fingers and switch string to the A and play a Bb. repeat until you're at the last B on the G string(ie play a chromatic scale very, very slow). This works for me as a first warmup thingie.

    Then I just play chromatic scales near the 12th fret in an increasing tempo. After I've done that a few turns I play the same scales with hammer-on, I pluck the first note and hammer on the other three ones and try to make each note sound as distinct as possible. Then the same thing with pull-off. It works like a charm if I have just come in from the cold.