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Sad songs?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Suckbird, Apr 18, 2005.


  1. Suckbird

    Suckbird Banned

    May 4, 2004
    Sweden
    I wanna learn a sad, expressive and yet a powerful song! :D ? :bawl:

    Any tips?

    It doesn't have to be on bass, i can easily transpose it if it's not going between alot of octaves.
     
  2. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Anything by A Girl Called Eddy.
     
  3. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    There's a zillion sad songs out there-one that's not too hard to transpose to bass is "Yesterday" by the Beatles.
     
  4. Suckbird

    Suckbird Banned

    May 4, 2004
    Sweden
    Actually i would like it to be a classical song. :bassist:
     
  5. this ain't classical but it's a damn classic. "everybody hurts" by REM
     
  6. Coutts_is_god

    Coutts_is_god Guest

    Dec 29, 2003
    Windsor, Ont, Canada
    Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Mr Bojangles

    He stopped dancing :'(
     
  7. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    Oh Injury - Rasputina

    If you know how to tap, Moonlight Sonata is very solemn.
     
  8. lowrez

    lowrez no.

    Nov 27, 2004
    New Englandish
    The Cranes - Driving in the sun.
     
  9. BassGod

    BassGod

    Jan 21, 2004
    Death - Voice of the Soul

    Simply stunning instrumental.

    Graeme
     
  10. Hollow Man

    Hollow Man Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2003
    Springfield, VA
    "The Trees" by Rush. It has a classically-based intro for ya!
     
  11. Only

    Only

    Sep 8, 2002
    Warrensburg, MO
    Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven. Stu Hamm taps it out now and then, so I'm sure you can find a how-to somewhere on the interweb.
     
  12. BassGod

    BassGod

    Jan 21, 2004
    Hmm... you could try tapping George Winston's 'Autumn Moon', it is a sad song.

    Graeme
     
  13. Sad songs and waltzes aren't selling this year...

    The theme to Schindler's List might sound neat on a fretless...though I think Itzhak Perlman with his violin cannot be beaten.
     
  14. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    Metallica "Fade to Black"
     
  15. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    Elton Jon "Funeral For a Friend"?.
     
  16. Suckbird

    Suckbird Banned

    May 4, 2004
    Sweden
    I'll check all those out. :bassist:

    More suggestions are welcome!
     
  17. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    Morphine - Saddest Song, Swing It Low

    Anything by Tom Waits will be solemn. Same thing for Iron and Wine.