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What's your current practice playlist?

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by akdmx, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. akdmx


    May 15, 2009
    I've hit a bit of a dry patch, practicing the same stuff routinely, so I'm hoping to expand my horizons by seeing what others are working on.

    Opus Pocus - Jaco
    Teen Town - Jaco
    What is hip - Tower of Power
    The Suffering - Fishbone

    plus most all of D'Angelo's Brown Sugar and Voodoo

    What is your recent practice playlist?
  2. This list gives me away as being a rather instrumentally focused bassist:

    YYZ, Rush
    Dawn Patrol, Megadeth
    Bassically, Black Sabbath

    And my own music I'm working on is instrumental as well. If something I hit on inspires or suggests lyrics, I'll write them, but otherwise, I am instrumentally focused right now, just exploring those possibilities.
  3. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings, Nordstrand Pickups, Korg Keyboards
    I don't have a set practice playlist. I practice whatever my band is working on or what I need for upcoming gigs.

    Sometimes I just put my Ipod on shuffle and play whatever song plays. Other times, I just scroll through the song list until I find something that I want to play.
  4. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    Right now, I am looking at nothing but Motown (ish). None of these songs will probably be played in my band, but I have got an urgent need to play them. Al Green, Marvin Gaye, Luther Ingram, Billy Paul; it has to be soulful.

    This kind of bass playing is off the hook. It makes me think it was why the instrument was invented.
  5. steelin4u

    steelin4u Supporting Member

    Nice answer...inspired.
  6. MrLenny1


    Jan 17, 2009
    Rush tunes and Jazz Pistols tunes
  7. besides technical and theoretical practies, etudes and excercises i like to play james jamerson bass lines. also the james brown live album "love power peace" which features bootsy is a great rhythmical practise for me at this time. then whatever reading material i got. and last but not least my bands songs.
  8. obimark


    Sep 1, 2011
    I do it in a couple of ways- sometimes I jsut play through the 33 songs in my band main setlist on shuffle )i took out the back up type songs we do,.

    Other times I jsut randomly pick songs off my ipod to play or play a particular set of songs that aren't in my band setlist.
  9. rtav

    rtav Millionaire Stuntman, Half-Jackalope

    Dec 12, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    About 12 originals
    Emerson, Lake and Palmer - Karn Evil 9, 1st Impression Part 1
    Dream Theater - Ytse Jam, Metropolis Part 1, Dance of Eternity, One Last Time, Erotomania
    Yes - Tempus Fugit
    Rush - YYZ, La Villa Strangiato
    Zappa - Peaches In Regalia

    You know... the easy stuff.
  10. hgiles


    Nov 8, 2012
    Ive only been playing a couple months...so I play some simple stuff right now, but i practice octaves fifths and thirds on them and some chords. ..
  11. Possum Kingdom - Toadies
    Plush - Stone Temple Pilots
    Funk #49 - James Gang
    Scar Tissue - Red Hot Chili Peppers
    Brandy - RHCP cover
    Dani California - RHCP
    Bust a Move - Young M.C. (bass line by Flea)
    Interstate Love Song - STP
    Parallel Universe - RHCP
    Can't Stop - RHCP
    Easily- RHCP
    C'mon Girl - RHCP
    Higher Ground - RHCP cover version
    Californication - RHCP
    Good Times Bad Times - Led Zepplin
    The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie - RHCP
    Readymade - RHCP
  12. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Guest

    May 19, 2012
    I've noticed a lot of people use RHCP songs for practice :) Not bad at all! :)
  13. The tough ones become more of a work out than a practice session!

  14. u84six

    u84six Nobody panic, the bass player is here! Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2006
    Whatever my band is learning. We learn 4 - 8 songs every few weeks. We get them down tight and then we all vote for the next set of songs. Rinse and repeat.
  15. Ocean Man

    Ocean Man

    Mar 12, 2012
    My current practice playlist:

    Ramble On - Led Zeppelin
    Soul To Squeeze - RHCP
    Australia - The Shins
    Rock And Roll Suicide - David Bowie
    You Never Give Me Your Money - The Beatles
    Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In - The Fifth Dimension
    Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
  16. Recently I've been playing:

    The Cult - Rain
    Divinyls - In My Life, Casual Encounter
    The Scorpions - Rock You Like A Hurricane
    Stone Temple Pilots - Sex Type Thing, Dead And Bloated
    The Bamboos - King Of The Rodeo, Cut Me Down
    Interpol - Slow Hands
    Smashing Pumpkins - I Am One, Rhinoceros, Crush, Tristessa
    Simple Minds - Promised You A Miracle, Love Song
    Jerry Cantrelll - Dickeye, My Song
  17. Mike in Chicago

    Mike in Chicago Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    I've had a shoulder problem and I didn't play as much as I wanted for a while. Also my job always got in the way.

    Not anymore.

    When I can play Thick as a Brick beginning to end note for note, I'll consider myself back in playing shape.

    I'm getting there.
  18. I feel for you. Had shoulder surgery 4 months ago and couldn't touch guitar or bass for 6 months before that. Finally have that out of the way and life is getting better...lots of catching up to do. All the best to you. :bassist:
  19. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Guest

    May 19, 2012
    I can imagen ;)
  20. Sni77


    Aug 23, 2012
    Vienna, Austria
    The Shins - Caring is Creepy
    Interpol - Slow Hands
    Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
    Eric Clapton - Run Back To Your Side
    The Strokes - Under Cover Of Darkness
    David Bowie - The Man Who Sold The World & Rebel Rebel
    Little Barrie - Surf Hell

    and many others, but those I keep coming back to for various reasons