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What Song Are You Currently Working On?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Bassline1414, Jun 17, 2003.


  1. Again, probably been done a million times, but what song are you currently working on/learning for bass? Right now I'm working on "Donna Lee" by Miles Davis (or Charlie Parker, who really knows?). I'm having an incredibly hard time with it at the moment, as a lot of the fingerings are really hard. Yourself?
     
  2. Johnny BoomBoom

    Johnny BoomBoom Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2001
    Glasgow, Scotland
    'You Oughtta Know' -by Alanis Morissette. Flea does this one quite well, at the moment I don't!
     
  3. Err, I'm working on several songs... Some of them I know but haven't played in a whole year, so I have to re-learn.
     
  4. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    I've got 10 tunes on my learning list this week. I've been working at 10 to 20 per week for the Country band I just got hired by. I should be gigging in 2 more weeks now
     
  5. Just did Nick Cave's "Ship Song" and "The Weeping Song", got the outro of Ratm's "Bullet in the head" up to speed and picked up the slap intro from "Take the power back" a few minutes ago, and figured out Sigur Rós' "Flugufrelsarinn" on acoustic guitar last night.

    I get most of my practise from ear training, you see.
     
  6. Spoonman - Soundgarden

    Nothing song for the bass part, I know. But, I'm in a 4 piece band...and the singer is not gonna learn to play the spoons for it :D So, guitarist is using his whammy pedal 2 octaves down and playing the bass part. I'm trying to find the money area to do a close spoon-playing approximation. I might have to wear something like funk fingers to do it...possibly some metal rings...etc.

    I love a good challenge.
     
  7. Currently trying to work out Moving and Mary by Supergrass (inspired by Volker's thread), then I'm going to learn them on fretless until I can play along to the CD without making mistakes.

    I'm also mucking around with a transcription of Debussy's Claire De Lune I bought. First, I'm transposing it out of Db major into a key I find easier to read, probably just D major. Then, I don't know what I'll do with it. But it's really helping my reading, in treble clef too, which is a good thing. I think the final aim is to be able to play some of it, but that looks quite a way off yet.
     
  8. For me, I'm on the second page of Portrait of Tracy...

    It's been a slow, slow past 2 weeks... I feel musically dumber even when I look at my bass. :(
     
  9. yoshi

    yoshi

    Jul 12, 2002
    England, London
    To counter and groove in E-minor by spastic ink, I've got all of the parts down apart from the end section of the bass solo (not the 'bass' intro) and in a rough order but when I play it it still sounds a bit choppy and loose (then again the bass player pete is impressive to say the least!).

    Ive also been typing up one of our songs on guitar pro including drums but I cant drum or type up drums beats :/
     
  10. GrooveSlave

    GrooveSlave

    Mar 20, 2003
    Dallas, TX
    I've spent the past week working on Tightrope by SRV. Best groove that band had IMO. It's not the notes that are so hard, it's the groove.

    I just put on a loop and play to it for 45 minutes to an hour at a time.

    :bassist:
     
  11. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    I'm re-working "chromatic fantasy" cleaning it up a bit

    I'm re-working "classical thump" playing it fingerstyle

    and I just finished "me and my bass guitar"


    I'm also writing a couple of songs.
     
  12. Marry had a little Lamb?:confused:


    Sike...

    um...when summer hits(1 more day of school)

    Ima go for Tom Sawyer...

    or some

    Less than jake.


    good stuff.

    :oops:
     
  13. jazzbo

    jazzbo

    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    "Kiss", by Prince.
     
  14. jazzbo

    jazzbo

    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    "Kiss", by Prince.
     
  15. moley

    moley

    Sep 5, 2002
    Hampshire, UK
    So important it was worth saying twice, eh JB? :D
     
  16. leanne

    leanne

    May 29, 2002
    Rochester, NY
    "Bernadette"
    It's going better than I thought it would, so far. :)

    I'm also working on my first two original tunes and lyrics. I'm not doing as well with them...
     
  17. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    I'm working on this one as well, but fairly sporatically. I'm just practicing little bits at a time until they're down and I'll stick 'em all together once I know them. The harmonic chords are the toughest part for me so far; it's not that they are difficult in themselves, it's just difficult to play them cleanly.
     
  18. Zon Bass

    Zon Bass

    Jan 20, 2002
    Dallas, TX
    I too am working on Portrait of Tracy I have about half of it down OK but the second half is still real weak. I'm probably going to start Teen Town in a week or two.
     
  19. :eek: OMG!!! *falls to his knees in worship*
     
  20. artistanbul

    artistanbul Nihavend Longa Vita Brevis

    Apr 15, 2003
    Turkey-Istanbul
    Tool-Sober