What's the most difficult song you can play on your bass?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by paski, Sep 16, 2001.

  1. paski


    Sep 2, 2001
    Split, Croatia
    In your own oppinion what's the most difficult song you CAN play on your bass? :confused:
  2. Am sending this on it's merry way to Miscellaneous. Happy trails.
  3. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Yyz by Rush.

    Now working on Teen Town.
  4. Versitile Residue, by Lord Only.

    HAHAHAHA yeah I wish!
  5. I second that! Now i just need an 8 string bass!
  6. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Hm. I think this wins the award for "least descriptive thread title that doesn't just repeat the name of the forum"! :D
  7. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    True, Bruce.

    I corrected the problem.:)
  8. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Songs from CD's that I get in the middle of the night from groups that have a gig in 2 days, but no bassist. I'm also working on "Teen Town" and "Eyes Water Failling" by Level 42.
  9. Erlendur Már

    Erlendur Már

    May 24, 2000
    It´s hard to say..I can´t play anything..But here comes another question: What´s the most difficult song you can play in your dreams?
  10. Hmmm....I'd say 'Take The Power Back' is what I'm struggling with, as I'm just starting to build my slap technique(I play pick mostly). Pick stuff, probably the guitar riff from 'Invisible Wounds' by Fear Factory, cos I have to slide chord shapes. But I find everything I can play eas to do. Once I do it once, I do it properly forever.
  11. none of the musics I play are hard....
    probably because i play punk and other stuff like limp bizkit
  12. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    Well I just got down Running With the Devil so I am thinking of moving on to Somebody Save Me by Cinderella. :)

    Actually, even after 16 years, anytime I get a tape with slap, I sweat a little. Other than that, I can play YYZ and most other fast finger stuff. I played with an old friend the other day and got through the YYZ and Tom Sawyer. I did butcher the run in the chorus of the Immigrant Song (or is it Emmigrant Song) but it has been a few years.
  13. I second that. That is one tough song. Another one is Lacquer Head by Primus. Although I can't even come close to playing as fast as Les I can play the verse. In fact, today a friend of mine brought his bass to school for an after school practice. So I tried it out just before getting on the bus and smoked him. THere was a crowd gathering even though I was unplugged. HEY! WATCHOUT! HERE COMES MY EGO!!!!!!!!!! :eek: :p
  14. But at the same time, something like 'Shake Hands With Beef' isn't a very hard slap song, but sounds awesome. I also like the play the verse to Electric Uncle Sam., with my pick. Double pulloffs rule!

    I can't believe the idiots on the guitar.com forums were trashing Antipop. It rocks as an album! Still looking for 'The Brown Album' and '..Seas Of Cheese' in my local record stores though:mad:
  15. I don't have a big problem playing songs that contain a lot of notes i.e. YYZ because I spent the first 10 years of my bass playing career (career...yeah, if that's what you want to call it!:)) in bands that were known for their technical abibility. Nowadays the biggest challenge for me is trying to comp the feel of a song that's got a lot of dynamics and/or syncopations. For instance, I just had to learn Heard It Through the Grapevine...no not the CCR version or even the Marvin Gaye version, but the Gladys Night (sp?) and the Pips version with James Jamerson on bass. I've pretty much got the notes down but whenever my band plays it (which has only been about three times since I recently joined), it takes me about a verse or two to lock into the groove.

    I've also had the same issue when learning songs by bass players like Bootsy Collins, Rocco Prestia, Larry Graham, Louis Johnson, etc. There is definitely an art to the groove.;)
  16. melvin


    Apr 28, 2001
    Great scott man, you must be, like the next FiElDy or something dude.

    But seriously I dont konw what the hardest thing I know is, I know the live version of Continuum, I sorta know Amerika (not very good but general idea) I know a lot of Primus, pretty much all the songs in the books but Tommy the Cat and John the Fisherman. I dont know. :confused:
  17. hm....NIB (the primus/ozzy version) and "hook-er with a pen*s"(innappropriate?? sorry....:D ) by TOOL.
  18. CaracasBass


    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    May be..... "Battery" from Metallica, not really dificult lines but it´s a really fast song and that makes it hard to play the RIGTH WAY