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Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by WilliamSandoval, Jan 5, 2012.
What do you play for them?
Something melodic? Improv? A particular song?
A bass line from something familiar, like "Sunshine of Your Love" or "Black magic Woman." If not that, probably a walking blues line.
I diddle randomly if they're not a musician. If they are a musician, I diddle in a specific key
The theme from Barney Miller.
A funky version of Stevie's left hand groove on "Superstition". That usually gets their head nodding and a smile. 'Cept i do it in E instead of D to get a bottomy open E string vibe heh-heh.
Anything I know, which usually means something no one else knows.
Something with buttloads of modulation ><
The main part of My Girl
Depends what day it is.
I've got sort of a "stock soundcheck riff" that I pull out, just a funky fingerstyle thing that covers a lot of bases. It's mainly pentatonic, with a little flat five here and there, and I'll throw a b3-3 slur in for that Sly Stone vibe.
Van Halen - "Running With the Devil"
I say "pay me first" and then they usually stop asking.
That or if I'm around some of my more adventurous friends I'll throw in the Jaws theme.
LOL that cracked me up... I was just trying to imagine the victim's face as you thump that out - priceless!
Usually something instantly recognizable like Billie Jean, Money, Sunshine of Your Love, Manic Depression, etc.
Usually, I just drop the Murderface slap solo on them........then I play some bass
I put the chorus pedal on & play the main riff for Come As You Are or the intro to Whom the Bell Tolls, I can never think of anything else that sounds half decent.
Grand Master Flash. Just kidding.
I play either the intro to "Number Of The Beast" (Maiden) or the bass solo from "Please Do Not Go" (Violent Femmes).