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Songs for developing things

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by d8g3jdh, Nov 7, 2005.

  1. d8g3jdh

    d8g3jdh Guest

    Aug 9, 2005
    Well, in my quest to get better, i have found that learning songs is helpful with lots of things. some rythym, some feel, some time, some speed, some dexterity, etc. I didnt realize the full benefit of this until just now though, when i learned wish you were here and the four horsemen. So im looking for songs that develop things, anything. Here are some to get the ball rolling:

    Rythym: Wish you were here

    Dexterity: Four horsemen, raining blood

    Keep em coming! :bassist:
  2. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    I suppose only those that have talked about this album will know what I'm talking about-

    The opening/intro figure to Miles' "Black Satin" as played by Alphonso Johnson on the somewhat recent Fusion For Miles cd.

    This figure is good for dexterity & 'odd' feels-
    Dexterity...I play it in one position & use all 4 fingers of the fretting hand.
    Odd...I feel it as a bar of 4 + a bar of 3 (could also be felt as 7/8).

    Using all 1/8th notes-
    lG-Bb-F-Bb-E-Bb-Bb-G-lBb-F-Bb-E-Bb-Bbl etc

    The figure begins with the index finger on "G" ("D"-string 5th fret)
    Bb is played on the "E"-string, 6th fret
    F is palyed on the "A"-string, 8th fret
    E is played on the "A"-string, 7th fret

    Also noteworthy-
    The 2nd "G" in bar 1(see "& of 4")'restarts' the phrase...since it is NOT on "1" of bar 2, you get a little bit of a displaced thing happenin'.
  3. d8g3jdh

    d8g3jdh Guest

    Aug 9, 2005