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Music for an acoustic bass

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by scottz0369, Sep 21, 2005.


  1. scottz0369

    scottz0369

    Mar 1, 2005
    Oahu, Hawaii
    Howdy!
    I'm getting ready to head over to Iraq, and I'm bringing an acoustic bass along (cheap, light, able to take a bullet).
    I'm looking for some music that would lend itself to an acoustic bass--any suggestions? I sort of hear in my head a classical guitar-type of music. Is there anything like that out there? I'm looking for specific recommendations--I already have "Bach for Bass"--anything else?

    Thanks!

    Scott

    ps I hope this it the right forum!
     
  2. narcopolo

    narcopolo

    Sep 12, 2005
    richmond, va
    bach for bass is good. if you like the violent femmes, most of his stuff was on accoustic bass.
     
  3. narcopolo

    narcopolo

    Sep 12, 2005
    richmond, va
    oh, and good luck!
     
  4. nirvana unplugged?
     
  5. scottz0369

    scottz0369

    Mar 1, 2005
    Oahu, Hawaii
    Thanks for the tips guys! I'm gonna check out the Nirvana stuff.
    Does anyone know of any "solo" bass stuff that would be appropriate for an acoustic? Not talkin' slap or that sort of thing, rather something melodic that an AB can carry by itself.
     
  6. CrazyArcher

    CrazyArcher

    Aug 5, 2004
    Israel
  7. DaveBeny

    DaveBeny

    Mar 22, 2000
    London, UK
    See if you can find a copy of Jonas Hellborg's 'The Silent Life'. It's a solo bass album recorded entirely on an acoustic bass guitar. A word of warning: Hellborg's playing is not easy to copy!
     
  8. scottz0369

    scottz0369

    Mar 1, 2005
    Oahu, Hawaii
    CrazyArcher,
    What program do you use for .gp3 files? That's a new one to me.

    Scott
     
  9. CrazyArcher

    CrazyArcher

    Aug 5, 2004
    Israel
    Guitar Pro 4, the best tabbing program ever made. ;)