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Good Jamming songs

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by allthings, Apr 15, 2005.

  1. allthings


    Mar 22, 2005
    What songs do you like to start up when you get together with guitarists? What songs do you both have a good time jamming out?
  2. Psyrcle

    Psyrcle Guest

    As cool as All Along The Watchtower is when other people play it besides Dylan, I cry.

    Try Weezer (My name is Joans, Hash Pipe, The World has turned and left me Here), Metallica (Battery, Harvester of Sorrow, Motorbreath), or even some Sabbath (Hand of Doom, Faries Wear Boots, Snowblind, Sweet Leaf)
  3. bass555


    Mar 16, 2005
    freeway jam - jeff beck
  4. I've tried lately to learn some covers...(alway's been a noodler) and bands like Sabbath/ACDC/Strokes/Led Zep are fun to play
  5. msquared


    Sep 19, 2004
    Kansas City
    I have the same sentiment, but toward Dave Matthews Band. I can't stand the Hendrix or Dylan versions. :bag:

    There are a lot of Grateful Dead songs (obviously) which are good for jamming. "Dark Star", "Scarlet Begonias", "Eyes of the World", etc.

    I've always thought that Black Crowes stuff would be pretty fun as well, but haven't actually had the opportunity to find out.
  6. sleeplessknight

    sleeplessknight Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2002
    Chameleon is one of THE jam tunes in my immediate area. Every band I've ever played/jammed/gigged with calls it. That, Mercy Mercy Mercy, and The Chicken are all HUGE jam staples. I dunno, must be something about Bb I guess :p
  7. Juneau


    Jul 15, 2004
    Dallas, TX.
    Chameleon is up there for me too, along with the Meters - Cissy Strut. Both are great jam out songs :)
  8. Jazzin'

    Jazzin' ...Bluesin' and Funkin'

    I also jam to chameleon alot too, sometimes for over 30 minutes at a time. Watermelon Man is good, and so is The Chicken. Also any 12 bar blues is also good.
  9. start out with a 12bar blues, that allways works
  10. metalguy2


    Dec 26, 2004
    Any thing by Isis or Pink Floyd
  11. herndonbassist

    herndonbassist Low Down Thumper Supporting Member

    Apr 7, 2005
    Herndon, VA - NoVa
    Hey sweet Juneau! We tend to jam out on Cissy Strut, I am also a little partial to "Black Capricorn Day" by Jamiroquai. We've taken that into some pretty bizarre directions. :bassist:
  12. JSCHRO7376

    JSCHRO7376 Commercial User

    Feb 23, 2004
    Los Angeles County, CA
    Owner, Schroeder Cabinets
    Stratus - Cobham;
    Message to Love - Hendrix;
    Blue Wind - Jeff Beck;
    Power To Love - Hendrix, etc., etc.
  13. Juneau


    Jul 15, 2004
    Dallas, TX.

    Ahhhhhhhh, YA!
  14. Whafrodamus


    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    So what.
  15. lethifold


    Mar 19, 2005
    Though it will probably get me slapped in the face I would recommend the following few songs

    RHCP- Rolling Sly Stone
    RHCP- Fortune Faded
    Ghostbusters Theme Tune
    RATM- Take The Power Back

    They all allow for good improvisation and test quite a few areas :)
  16. allthings


    Mar 22, 2005
    Thanks for listing your jam toons. TB tab archive has Black Capricorn Day and Dark star. The other songs mentioned so far...Chamelion, Mercy Mercy Mercy and the Chicken. Please list the band names...I'd like to check these out. I appreciate it.
  17. Juneau


    Jul 15, 2004
    Dallas, TX.
    Chameleon is Herbie Hancock. Its a very simple line though:


  18. Perfect-Tommy


    Mar 28, 2004
    I'm a fan of the more Jamband jamming side of jam :p

    I've done a really cool version of "Come Together" which I have never heard anyone even attempt before.

    Phish- Farmhouse
    Phish- Prince Caspian
    Various OAR songs
    Scissor Sister- Take your mama

    Those are a few good ones...

    What I find that my band does a lot is just start jamming in a random key, not really playing a song and then we end up working a theme in from a song that we play in that key. Just a hint, like a bassline or guitar lick, then keep on jamming and then work into the song. So we less jam the song and more the transition.
  19. Juneau


    Jul 15, 2004
    Dallas, TX.
    I don't really think bashing anyone's taste in music is the point here, and is unwelcome even.

    If you don't have anything to contribute to the thread, why post?
  20. Jazzin'

    Jazzin' ...Bluesin' and Funkin'

    Your chameleon is faulty, it's:



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