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What Bass Solo To Learn?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by bass_player16, May 15, 2005.

  1. Hey all, im not sure if this is where this should go, so if any mod wants to move it by all means go ahead. But my question is could some of you guys and gals give me some suggestions as to some bass solos i could learn for a gig my band has coming up. Most people say thepulling teeth solo, but quite frankly i have a week and a half to learn it and its insanly long so i dont want to bore people. any hhelp is appreciated.

  2. conk97


    May 2, 2005
    redditch, uk
    the orion bass solo is very pretty and moderatly easy to play. :hyper:
  3. Time Divider

    Time Divider Guest

    Apr 7, 2005
    ...would be the solo from a tune called "Cold Cuts" by Albert Collins and the Icebreakers. It was recorded live in Minneapolis in the early 80's on an album called Frozen Alive. I can't remember the bass player's name.
  4. Suckbird

    Suckbird Banned

    May 4, 2004
    you could play something from stu hamm, country music?
  5. golden_boy


    Dec 27, 2004
    yeah do a stu hamm tapping solo - theyre easy and always get the crowd going. Do the peanuts theme tune or something :)
  6. Snarf


    Jan 23, 2005
    Glen Cove, NY
    Donna Lee, maybe? With distortion and flange?
  7. ArtisFallen


    Jul 21, 2004
    i was at a school show where some kid got up and warmed up with a slap version of "under the sea" before going into his actual song (victor wooten's version of amazing grace)

    everyone loved it (both parts)
  8. if you can find the version of "Continuum" from Jaco's Invitation album, that's a really straightforward piece and it's lovely.
  9. Learn the verse to Muse's Hysteria. It's not really a "solo", but is just as good as some bass solos. Its really solid basswork and takes some time to master the timing. Plus it just sounds downright awesome.
  10. Out of curiosity, how does it differ from Continuum on his self-titled album?
  11. well, it's pure solo. no other instrumentation. plus his tone is just amazing on this. I think it's a much better and more true version of the piece, but that's just my opinion.
  12. Snarf


    Jan 23, 2005
    Glen Cove, NY
    When Victor Bailey did a workshop at NGW last year, he played Continuum and sang the words he wrote to it (following the insane melody) at the same time. Crazy. And it was on his fretted Fender sig. :bassist:

    Anyway, continue, no more of my rambling.
  13. have you heard him sing and play "Birdland"? awesome!
  14. j-raj

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

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    lemon song
  15. good call, brother! probably one of my all time favorite solo sections of any tune ever!

  16. j-raj

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

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    One of the first solos I learnt to the "t"...

    Actually it's funny, that solo really taught me more than transcribing any jazz solo, crazy latin ostinato/montuno, lick/riff ever did.

    I feel that I learnt how to play a great motown feel from jpj... funny irony.
  17. not really, man. one of John Paul Jones' biggest influences was James Jamerson.

  18. j-raj

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

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    that makes sense.

    if there is a good influence to have... JJ is it.

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