#1
I was wondering if anyone could help me by suggesting a few classical songs that have good bass lines and that can be easily played on an electric bass. I do not have the money to learn on a standup bass, but I want to learn classical music. If you could suggest some songs I would appreciate it.

I'm looking for 1 or two easy songs along with a few more challenging ones. I am learning how to read sheet music and all I need are song names, ill look up everything else about them on my own. I know almost nothing about classical music which is why I am looking help.

Thank you-


--Classical songs that can sound good played on an electric bass
--Songs of different and increasing difficultys
--No other requirements other than the Song name and composer
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#4
Marcello's Sonata in E

Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata (tapping, so not too easy, but a good one for learning!)

Bottesini's Concerto No. 2

Monti's Czardas

Dvorak's Cello Concerto

Vivaldi's Summer: Presto

Enjoy!
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#6
I want no Ritter.

too much money for too much ugly.

and it don't have single coils.

Dragonetti? originally played on upright, but a note is a note, I've played a couple of the parts of his piece in the songs to learn thread. those parts were pretty nice on electric, though the effect was different sounding.
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I want no Ritter.

too much money for too much ugly.

and it don't have single coils.

Dragonetti? originally played on upright, but a note is a note, I've played a couple of the parts of his piece in the songs to learn thread. those parts were pretty nice on electric, though the effect was different sounding.


The Dragonetti is a great piece, I had to play it for a recital (on double bass). It's a good one for electric, especially the triplet run around measure 105 (I think??). See 1:05 in this vid:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYIpC27v22o