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Old 06-19-2013, 04:40 PM   #1
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What is your showpiece song?

You know the one, the song you play that melts faces...the one that showcases your bass playing ability and style...
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Old 06-19-2013, 05:21 PM   #2
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Right now, its "I want you back", by the Jackson 5. It always starts people singing the tune and any drummer within hearing distance playing with me. And it makes me happy playing it.

To me that's a great showcase song in a nutshell.
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Old 06-19-2013, 06:18 PM   #3
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I don't know if I really have one? I'm pretty darn good at noodling around doing something sweet but I can't remember the last time I even learned a song outside of figuring out chord progressions and transcribing sax and trumpet solos for ear training.
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Old 06-19-2013, 06:46 PM   #4
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more for warm-ups/noodling around, but actualize by evan brewer and the lesson by vic wooten are always fun to bust out
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Old 06-19-2013, 11:59 PM   #5
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When I was in a band, it was Starship Trooper by Yes. The bass on that one is practically its own Ninth Symphony.
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Old 06-20-2013, 01:41 PM   #6
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In my band I play a solo in "Taking Care of Business" with a wah pedal. Not sure if people just like the wah, but everyone usually goes crazy for it.
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Old 06-20-2013, 07:05 PM   #7
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One of my own songs. And that's just because my bass is an octave down and liquefies bowels.
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Old 06-21-2013, 12:35 PM   #8
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I generally do this two handed tapping thing, where I tap fifths and thirds with my left hand and improvise with my right. It's showy, and I'd never use it in a song.
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Old 06-25-2013, 02:45 AM   #9
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Pharaoh Sails to Orion by Nightwish. That song is epic. Nobody ever recognizes it but they always like the sound.
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Old 06-25-2013, 06:49 AM   #10
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Pharaoh Sails to Orion by Nightwish.

What do you even play in that song? There are like 2 riffs. I like Marco Hietala's bass stuff more.
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Old 06-26-2013, 01:43 AM   #11
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My first instinct when I pick up a bass is to play the opening riff from "Still" by Rufio or "Hysteria" by Muse. I can't handle all that crazy Victor Wooten shit, that guys a beast.
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Old 06-28-2013, 09:20 PM   #12
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What do you even play in that song? There are like 2 riffs. I like Marco Hietala's bass stuff more.


I like Marco's stuff more too, but there's just something about that song that people (and me) seem to like.
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Old 06-28-2013, 09:24 PM   #13
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Sequioa Throne by Protest The Hero. The taps that lead into the harmonic part get's em. every time.
Skies of the Millenium Night might replace that soon
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Old 06-29-2013, 08:59 AM   #14
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Sir Duke, Master Blaster (Stevie Wonder) and Children Say by Level42.
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:02 PM   #15
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