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What are your Jam riffs?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by FunkMachine, Mar 24, 2005.

  1. FunkMachine


    Jul 13, 2004
    When you jam with other musicians, what riffs/grooves do you pull out?

    Apart from improv, I usually have fun with;

    Herbie Hancock - Chameleon

    Jamiroquai - Mr Moon, High Times, Too Young to Die

    Sugarhill Gang - Rappers Delight

    Incubus - Battlestar Scralatchtica

    Kool & The Gang - Jungle Boogie

    Earth, Wind & Fire - Brick House

    And others...
  2. PunkerTrav


    Jul 18, 2001
    Canada & USA
    The part at the end of "Funky Monks" and "Diggin' on James Brown"
  3. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    with horn players, Bb blues, chameleon, and caravan

    with guitarist and drummers...

    blitzkrieg bop

    when i come around

    metallica songs
  4. DaftCat


    Jul 26, 2004
    Medicine Hat
    I let whoever is doing vocals decide.
    If I've heard the tune before, I am fine with it.

    Never under-estimate a well-honed ear for playing. It saved my a$$ many times over.
  5. Jazzin'

    Jazzin' ...Bluesin' and Funkin'

    Herbie Hancock - Watermelon Man
    Jaco Pastorious - The Chicken
    12 bar blues
  6. Not sure if this qualifies, but if I'm ever A/B'ing basses, or just gettting soundcheck, its always:

    YYZ - Rush

    Funny, I never played that song with a band, ever....
  7. "Rock Box" (Run-DMC), "Anoother Victory" (Big Daddy Kane -- can't remember the name of the Booker T & The MG's song it was sampled from), and various Flipper riffs. :)
  8. Corbis

    Corbis Guest

    Feb 19, 2003
    Wamego KS
    Thats my main one.
  9. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    If I jam with someone, I don't do covers, but I do throw in a riff from some other song from time to time to see if anyone notices.
  10. I ususally dont do covers either, but I am known to "draw inspiration" from other songs while jamming.
  11. jazzbo


    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    I'm not 100% sure on this one, but I think the Commodores were more responsible for "Brickhouse", then Earth, Wind & Fire.

    And, when "jamming", I play whatever I hear.
  12. misty mountain hop from Led Zep, and Come Together.
  13. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    that's about it with me... start with a motif and then have a coversation (through my bass) with the other musicians in the room...
  14. Coutts_is_god

    Coutts_is_god Guest

    Dec 29, 2003
    Windsor, Ont, Canada
    My Sharona all the time.
  15. BassGod


    Jan 21, 2004
    Black Sabbath - N.I.B.
    Tool - Forty-Six & 2
    Megadeth - Dawn Patrol

  16. nataku


    Jun 21, 2004
    San Jose, CA
    if were ever bored or need a break from writing we usually jam on:
    tool - schism, 46&2, or H
    radiohead - creep
    incubus - are you in?
    dream theater - as i am
    rush - tom sawyer, yyz intro
    muse - hysteria, our time is running out
    pinback - fortress

    wow, looking back, thats a lot of crap...we should prolly record some of it...
  17. bassjus


    Mar 30, 2004
    Ten Years After - I'd love to change the world come up a lot when we are jammin.
  18. JAL


    Dec 15, 2004
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Under Pressure
    Happens at least once per practice...when theyre figurin something out, the singer starts singing queen and i join in,