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Which song(s) do you play to sound cool?

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by bass__player01, Jan 27, 2003.

  1. I'd like to know what's the song you play to when you want to impress others.... Or maybe just to show your skills to someone...
  2. rush - vital signs
    stanley clarke - silly putty
    primus - fish on
  3. The Commodores - Brick House
    Weather Report - River People (I have a very long way to go on this one, great exercise for accuracy)
  4. odie

    odie Supporting Member


    Off to recordings!
  5. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    Boy!!! I'm no fun - when I stopped worrying about impressing others with notes-per-second/slap by playing the "right" notes for the "right" duration, with good tone, in the pocket, the people that mattered were impressed! They dug the "spaces"
  6. Jon Burnet

    Jon Burnet

    Jan 21, 2001
    Memphis, TN


    but he's right... stop worrying about impressing people and find the frekin groove.
  7. suuuuuure they did, slowpoke. you obviously suck. ;)
  8. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    I never have those moments. Maybe when I'm older.
  9. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    To sound cool....hmmm....I make something up....or I play Victor Wooten.

    River people is one of the best grooves...its like grunge disco or something, hard to describe, but its a great groove, when I learned it It gave me great octave excersizes and patterns that I would never have thought of.
  10. Grygore


    Oct 25, 2002
    Grand Prairie, TX
    mary had a little lamb
  11. anything buy weezer or blink 182.......:p
  12. 5stringDNA


    Oct 10, 2002
    Englewood, CO
    HAHA! Exactly my thoughts. Every last one fo their songs are the same....it sliek, oh you started a new song? Not to mention really really simple...:D
  13. my friend Aidan, who drums and i jam with frequently, is really into jam band stuff, and is a TOTAL moe.ron, so i always play "Timmy Tucker".
    it's just slapping octaves of E, G, B and A (but with a really cool rythm) and it gets him wicked worked up.:p it's the jam band equivalent of rhcp's higher ground.
  14. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    I don't have to impress anybody. I play Cheezy rock!
  15. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA

    Ah yes, a little Deep Purple will impress the pants off of anyone.
  16. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    I sound cool, no matter what song I play.
  17. moley


    Sep 5, 2002
    Hampshire, UK
    That's the way it should be.

    RHCP's Higher Ground? Puh-lease.
  18. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    I play Stravinsky's Firebird Suite all the way through.

    I play all the instruments' parts at once. It requires the use of my toes. Always pisses off the guys at Guitar Center when I do that.

    Either that or Freebird...any kinda "bird" song really.

    brad cook
  19. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    I'm not cool :(.
  20. sobie18


    May 5, 2002
    Shaw AFB, SC
    I AM cool...

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