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What's Your Stairway To Heaven "lick"

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Mudfuzz, Jun 15, 2004.

  1. Mudfuzz


    Apr 3, 2004
    in honor of the "What's On Your "No Stairway To Heaven" Sign? thread.

    What are you fave songs and licks you play when you try out a
    instrument. :bassist: And have you ever been asked to stop playing it. :D

    Mine are: Green Onions, I cant turn you loose and Children of the grave.
    No one has ever told me to stop as of yet :D
  2. Whafrodamus


    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    Portrait of Tracy, Havona, Classical thump, and Teen town..
  3. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Stuff i make up.
    Rush - What you're doing (sometiems when im in the mood)

    Some tool stuff.
  4. No pun intended!

    I play a slap exercise or 2 that my teacher taught me, the bass solo to Freewill, Au Privave, It's a Shame, maybe Moby Dick or something, and, of course, Autumn Moon!
  5. Whafrodamus


    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    Ah! Freewill! I've always played that while looking around. I used to play a lot more Rush, but I started to geti into jazz.. I was at GC the other day and see this guy playing a medley of Rush licks.. We chat, but he was way too much of a Rush-geek for me (I'm a major Rush geek, which means this guy was "I'll worship geddy's fingernail clippings"-esk sad.)
  6. Baofu


    Mar 8, 2003
    Pink Floyd - Money
    Primus - The Toys Go Winding Down
    Incubus - Battlestar Scralatchtica
  7. Eyescream


    Feb 4, 2004
    Knoxville, TN
    Whenever I'm just goofing off on a bass, or looking at one in a store, I always play bits of the following songs:

    Fish On
    Groundhog's Day
    Diab Soule (Acid Bath song)
  8. Caeros


    Jul 24, 2002
    Branford, CT
    Chameleon is a big one for me. I just love sitting in that groove for a long time. Vital Signs by Rush is another one, then I do a lot of my own original stuff to see how my style suits the instrument.
  9. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    The latest riff I have recently learned usually, but I always play parts of these songs.

    Buena - Morphine
    Simple Man - Lyndyrd Skynrd
    London Calling - The Clash
    The intro to Jason's Bass Doodle from Mexico City
    Licks that I have created containing everything from slaping to tapping to picking to chords.
  10. country_boy


    Apr 13, 2004
    Houghton, MI
    The Devil Went Down to Georgia
    standard blues patterns
  11. Eyescream


    Feb 4, 2004
    Knoxville, TN
    Morphine makes me sublimely happy to listen to. Excellent choice.
  12. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    "Sir Nose'd" by Parliament, "Sing a simple Song" by Sly and the Family Stone, and "Daytripper" by the Beatles,
  13. ironmaidenisgod


    May 20, 2004
    Rime of the ancient mariner & Number of the Beast.
  14. Bard2dbone


    Aug 4, 2002
    Arlington TX
    I do scraps of a lot of songs:Sir Duke,Kid Charlemagne,Black Ice, pieces of a few of my own tunes. Whatever comes to mind
  15. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    "Re-arranged"- Limp Bizkit
    "Wasting My Time" - Default
    "New Years Day" - U2

  16. fatbassjazzer


    Feb 27, 2004
    Mine would be Come On Come Over and a bunch of slap stuff I've written
  17. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Many a Primus song
    Schism or 46 & 2 by Tool
    My Friend Misery by Metallica

    these are rare. I usually make stuff up.
  18. Matthew Bryson

    Matthew Bryson Guest

    Jul 30, 2001
    I don't really have any 'show off' type licks that I play, but I do play the main riff to Pink Floyd's Money a lot of times when I first pick up a bass - just to check the tuning. It uses all 4 strings in the first bar and it's a tune that is so deeply ingrained in my head that I can hear if each string is in tune after playing just a bar or two.
  19. i'd have to say the line from "Ramble On" by zep... lets me feel the bass a bit more than say slapping a line or using a pick...