Applehead
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Join date: Jul 2005
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#1
You know the one, the song you play that melts faces...the one that showcases your bass playing ability and style...
anarkee
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Join date: Aug 2006
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#2
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.
fudger
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Join date: Feb 2008
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#3
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.
Hail
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Join date: Jan 2010
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#4
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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FatalGear41
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#5
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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Black Ox
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#6
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.
Dayn
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#7
One of my own songs. And that's just because my bass is an octave down and liquefies bowels.
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will42
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Join date: Aug 2010
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#8
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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Wetstra
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#9
Pharaoh Sails to Orion by Nightwish. That song is epic. Nobody ever recognizes it but they always like the sound.
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Zaqq
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Join date: Oct 2011
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#10
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.
Anthem731
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#11
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.
Wetstra
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Join date: Sep 2012
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#12
Quote by Zaqq
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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sonny bb
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#13
Sequioa Throne by Protest The Hero. The taps that lead into the harmonic part get's em. every time.
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#14
Sir Duke, Master Blaster (Stevie Wonder) and Children Say by Level42.
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#15
Moonchild - Iron Maiden
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