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What are you learning right now?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by MikeyFingers, Oct 4, 2005.


  1. Point of thread: What song are you working on/relearning at the moment?
    Right now, I just started on Zeppelin's Achilles Last Stand. The playing doesn't seem that hard, but it's a long song with lots of changes. Should be a fun little challenge. And you???
     
  2. Folmeister

    Folmeister Knowledge is Good - Emile Faber Supporting Member

    May 7, 2003
    Tomball, Texas
    I'll play:
    The first two songs off of Maroon 5's album Songs About Jane . Great album!
     
  3. I'm currently reviewing my bands stuff, and making cues for when to stop or go a different direction in our "semi-improvised" jams.
     
  4. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Ontario
    What's on my plate right now:

    Playing blues, rhythm changes, and various versions/reharms thereof.

    (DB)These tunes:
    Caravan
    I Can't Give You Anything But Love
    My Heart Belongs to Daddy
    It Don't Mean A Thing
    Straighten Up and Fly Right
    Sing, Sing, Sing

    These heads:
    Saint Thomas
    Salt Peanuts

    (BG)This head:
    Bright Size Life
     
  5. Snarf

    Snarf

    Jan 23, 2005
    New York, NY
    I've been transcribing "Morocco" by The Rippingtons, to be followed by "Slick" by Tribal Tech and "Harlequin" by Weather Report.
     
  6. Jason Carota

    Jason Carota Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2002
    Lowell, MA
    In a Sentimental Mood - Ellington/Coltrane

    Blow Your Mind - Jamiroquai
     
  7. oldrocker

    oldrocker

    Feb 13, 2005
    Long Island, NY
    Moondance - Van Morrison
    Pusherman - Curtis Mayfield
    Blowin' Free - Wishbone Ash
     
  8. Spikeh

    Spikeh Sex Strings

    I've just started jamming with some new guys, so I'm learning some of their older songs (4 I need to learn properly), but the mainstream stuff I'm learning is as follows:

    Nine Black Alps - Shot Down
    Lenny Kravits - Are You gonna go my way (finding this REALLY hard, does anyone have any OTHER tabs from the ones that are on the net? Find them difficult to follow.)
    Led Zeppelin - Rock 'n Roll (Again, lots of variations, finding it quite hard)
    Iron Maiden - Run to the Hills
    Metallica - Master Of Puppets
    RHCP - Can't Stop
    RHCP - Californication (Just refining it, I pretty much know it all, but there are some chorus variations I need to perfect)
     
  9. Vorago

    Vorago (((o)))

    Jul 17, 2003
    Antwerp, Belgium
    Some tracks from Paul Simon's Graceland
    The trumpet solo on Jamiroquai's Blow your mind
     
  10. DaRK_CaRNiVaL

    DaRK_CaRNiVaL

    Sep 13, 2005
    Australia
    only got my bass like 2 weeks ago but..
    Learning
    Pink Floyd - Money
    Interpol - Evil

    Im getting enough speed so it sounds recognisabile :p
    Im still getting used to the feel of the bass, but give it some time.
     
  11. wulf

    wulf

    Apr 11, 2002
    Oxford, UK
    Working on original material from the 'Teeth - gradually honing and refining my lines, trying new ideas and making sure I can nail the old ones 100% of the time.

    Mind you, it's been a while now since I last worked on learning someone elses lines so it might be time soon to do a bit more of that to open up some further new approaches.

    Wulf
     
  12. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    I'm learning a whole bunch of standards so's I can play some crappy jazz casuals on my DB.
     
  13. buzzbass

    buzzbass Shoo Shoo Retarded Flu !

    Apr 23, 2003
    NJ
    OMG, you have my sympathies. Let's hope your career starts to go in a more positive direction in the very near future. :)
     
  14. Pruitt

    Pruitt

    Jun 30, 2005
    Danbury, CT
    I've started studying jazz with my private instructor, so for the forseeable future I'll be learning to walk/improv over a lot of old jazz standards (Impressions, So What, Autumn Leaves, Watermelon Man, Sweet Georgia Brown, Misty, etc...). :bassist:

    Oh, I started working on learning Freehand by Gentle Giant a week or so ago, so I'll probably go back and finish that up also. Heh heh...
     
  15. iamthebassman

    iamthebassman

    Feb 24, 2004
    Austin,Texas
    Endorsing Artist: Phantom Guitars, Eastwood Guitars
    The second(fuzz)bass part to "Think For Yourself", our rythym guitarist will play the "normal" bass part.
     
  16. Phil Mastro

    Phil Mastro

    Nov 18, 2004
    Montréal
    I've been working on "Let's Move to Cleveland" by Frank Zappa these past few day, on keyboards though, in a cheap imitation of Stefano Bollani. I want it to be my sorta show-stopping number whenever I go somewhere and there's a keyboard.
     
  17. smperry

    smperry Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Martin Keith Guitars
    I'm doing that right now on my own. Since I quit my rock band a month ago, I've been going through the real book and re-practicing walking. Also going through The Evolving Bassist.

    Marshall
     
  18. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA

    I wanna hear Caravan with a drum sola!