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Songs for a Bass Duet?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by CauliColin, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. I have spoken to a friend about this, and we have decided that having 2 basses in the lower register might not be ideal, but I would like your input. What song shall me and my friend play as a duet?
  2. Yorick


    Nov 10, 2006
    Bouree by Jethro Tull, anything off the solo Pastorius album Jaco
  3. Cheers!
  4. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    Anything by the band Dos!

    Also, if one of you plays in a lower register, there is a lot of room in the upper register for you two to play together without stepping on each others toes.
  5. That's what I thought. Thanks!
  6. IMSLP/WIMA will have lot's of classical stuff for two cellos. Already in the bass clef. Easy peasy.

  7. MD

    MD Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2000
    Marin Co. CA.
    As mentioned, try to separate your playing registers. If playing unison lines or parallel M/m 3rds as in the Blue Monk video, keep it in the upper register to avoid the low end overtone from piling up. And if you have an extra bass laying around, consider a set of piccolo strings for added separation.

    Christian McBride & Niels Pederson-Bye Bye Blackbird - YouTube

    Bass fun: Edgar Meyer Ray Brown and Victor Wooten - YouTube

    Superbass - Blue Monk - YouTube

    Bass Fun: Edgar Meyer and Victor Wooten coolest duet ever - YouTube

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