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Whats a good song to learn simply for showing off?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Earthday, Mar 17, 2006.

  1. Earthday


    Sep 22, 2005
    New Hampshire
    Everyone's got to show off here and there. What's your favorite "show off songs" that aren't even that difficult?
  2. I like playing Victor Wooten's "You Can't Hold No Groove". I can play the main groove and the chorus near perfectly, and IMO it's not really that hard. Everyone who hears/sees me play it always flips out cause it sounds crazy. You just gotta be able to do the double-pop.
  3. canopener


    Sep 15, 2003
    Isle of Lucy
    Showin off on easy songs is exactly why I started playing bass...
  4. DaftCat


    Jul 26, 2004
    Medicine Hat
    Agreed. Moondance is a pleaser and you can go on tangents if you want.

  5. YYZ It's reconizable by musicians and non musicians, you will get thunderous applause if you play this.
  6. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton valar morghulis Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
    agreed on the YYZ.

    also, limelight.
  7. d8g3jdh

    d8g3jdh Guest

    Aug 9, 2005
    He asked for songs that aren't even that difficult. YYZ is hard. Really hard.

    I do solos, like bassically and anesthesia.
  8. ElBajista


    Dec 13, 2005
    Sebring, FL
    Smoke on the Water is always a winner.

    There's always Iron Man....

  9. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    It's not an easy song, but it's not as hard as you think. Btw, Teen Town is a good one.
  10. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Yeah, definitely on Teen Town.

    Also, Classical Thump.

  11. Dude. Did you just say Classical Thump is easy?? You gotta be f***in' crazy.
  12. AxtoOx


    Nov 12, 2005
    Duncan, Okla.
    Non Jazz:
    Lady Marmalade LaBelle
    Ramble On Led Zeppelin
    Town Called Malice The Jam (basically a Motown rip off)
    Bombtrack RATM
    Show Me How To Live Audioslave

    There's a mixture not too hard. Harder but impressive I like:
    Brick House Commodores

    I'm all over the place man.
  13. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Sorry..it does have some difficult parts in it but the main part of it is really pretty simple once you learn how to double thump.

  14. WalterBush


    Feb 27, 2005
    Yuma, Az
    Full disclosure, I'm a certified Fender technician working in a music store that carries Fender, Yamaha, and Ibanez products among others.
    La Villa Strangiato, and YYZ. Portrait of Tracy is easier than it sounds, too. Chick Corea's Spain is fairly impressive, also, and simple with a little practice.
  15. morf

    morf Banned

    Feb 17, 2006
    Pulling Teeth Anesthesia by Metallica is a somewhat easy song which will blow people away.
  16. Vorago

    Vorago (((o)))

    Jul 17, 2003
    Antwerp, Belgium

    Yes, give the beginner an easy song:rolleyes:
  17. guy n. cognito

    guy n. cognito Secret Agent Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    Brick house is a good one. The main riff is groovy, but not difficult to play. There's a little popping and some short fills that sound good but aren't difficult to play.
  18. peladox


    Aug 3, 2004
    Play something with tapping, if you play with your both hands in the neck of the bass people will see you like these: :eyebrow:
    my recomendation is:
    Stu Hamm - Moonlight Sonata
    Stu Hamm - Country Music (A Night To Hell )
    Stu Hamm - Kings of sleep (The most easy song of stu)

    or just go and buy and overdrive :D
  19. McCartney's "Jet." It screams "I am a badass and I don't have to prove it."
  20. Sippy


    Aug 1, 2005
    "Birdland" By Weather Report

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