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Good technically challanging bass songs.

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by bassman1969, Feb 21, 2008.


  1. bassman1969

    bassman1969

    Sep 10, 2007
    Hello TB im wondering if you can provide me with some songs that are technically impressive but not impossible to learn in a month and a half. I am open for all styles. I need to find a song to play for my audition in march.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. onlyclave

    onlyclave

    Oct 28, 2005
    Seattle
    "Technical" is a means to and end. Audition juries would rather hear something musical. They aren't impressed by that tricky ****
     
  3. Technical- Frantic Disembowelment by Cannibal Corpse

    Audition Piece- walking behind a John Coltrane piece.
     
  4. Rockman

    Rockman

    Mar 2, 2006
    Why are you just looking now? March is a month away. Whats this an audition for?
     
  5. MistaMarko

    MistaMarko Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2006
    USA
    The Dance Of Eternity by Dream Theater
     
  6. Nick Kay

    Nick Kay

    Jul 26, 2007
    Toronto, Ontario
    They're auditioning YOU. Pick a song that YOU like. Duh.
     
  7. bassman1969

    bassman1969

    Sep 10, 2007
    I like many songs and its a music academy thing. Im thinking autumn leaves or nativity in black (with opening solo) at the moment.
     
  8. Perogy

    Perogy

    Jun 16, 2007
    Led Zeppelin - The Lemon Song
     
  9. soong

    soong

    May 10, 2007
    Sydney
    Portrait of Tracy by Jaco.
     
  10. Moondance by Van Morrison...they'll like it more than technically impressive stuff for sure :)
     
  11. Jazzdogg

    Jazzdogg Less barking, more wagging!

    Jul 29, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    Tower of Power's "Only So Much Oil in the Ground" or "Credit"

    and

    Stevie Wonder's "Sir Duke"

    are all fairly challenging.
     
  12. El-Bob

    El-Bob Supporting Member

    Oct 22, 2006
    Hamilton, ON
    yeah, that's the first thing that comes to my mind:bassist:
     
  13. beggar98

    beggar98

    Jan 23, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Play a jazz standard through four times: play the head, walk over the changes, solo over the changes and play the head again. Don't worry about cops and technical stuff, as anyone can rehearse one song for hours on end until they can play it. Instead, focus on showing a grasp of jazz concepts and an ability to speak your own voice on the instrument.

    Assuming, that is, that you're looking at a jazz program.
     
  14. Snarf

    Snarf

    Jan 23, 2005
    Glen Cove, NY
    These threads make me want to die inside.

    Charlie Parker head, walk the changes, blow over the changes, head out. If they let you get that far (meaning that they'll probably just stop you when you start the last head).
     

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