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what do u think is the hardest song to play on bass

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Warwick0239, Jan 30, 2003.


  1. what do u think is the hardest song to play on bass?
     
  2. Christopher

    Christopher

    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    John Cage's 4:22. I never know when to come in.
     
  3. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
    4:22 is a tough one for me too.. Get's me every time...

    Follow the cue's from the trumpets ;)
     
  4. Song to play?

    Phantom Lord by Metallica. Hands down.

    He hits 16ths at 175 at a certain part in the song.

    And when the guitars play:

    G|-----------------------------------------
    D|--------------5---------------------7---
    A|--5-7--5-7----7--5-7--5-7-5-7----7
    E|------------------------------------------

    Cliff does:

    G|------------------------------------------
    D|------------------------------------------
    A|---------10--------------12/14--------
    E|--0-12------12--0-12----------12/10

    Kills me every time :D
     
  5. beermonkey

    beermonkey

    Sep 26, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    I'll beat Jazzbo to it... "Kiss" by Prince.
     
  6. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    the hardest song to play on bass is probably something written for another instrument.
     
  7. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Most of Bach's cello suites are more challenging than that.;)
     
  8. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    ...anything!
     
  9. Matthew T.

    Matthew T.

    Feb 17, 2002
    Springdale, AR
    "One Note Samba"
     
  10. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    This one...




    |---0------------8------------|
    |----------7--------6-----7-5-|
    |------5-----6--------0-0-----|
    |-0--------------7--------5-7-|




    Doesn't look that hard... but it is played at 3405 BPM.
     
  11. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    only 3405??? childs play.
     
  12. hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah..................now i'll be silent.
     
  13. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    For me it's "Some Skunk Funk" by the Brecker Brothers.
    It took me almost a year to get it right.
     
  14. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA


    oooohhhh all of a sudden Mr. "I can play Classical Thump" thinks he's a bad ass. ;)
     
  15. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    Melnibone
    Are you refering to 4'33"? I haven't heard 4:22, and like everyone else I haven't heard 4'33" either.
     
  16. Teen Town by Weather Report. Im sure loads of you can play it, but I cant :(
     
  17. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    Yeah I can play Classical thump...I can also make a mean tuna sa'mitch
     

  18. And who is this done by? And at 3405 BPM!! Isnt that like impossible?
     
  19. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
    No, it's not impossible.

    I can do it. What, you mean you can't do it?
     
  20. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA

    You've never heard, "Funky Sandwich" by Stinky and The Stinktones?!?! :eek: You've never lived sir!