#1
Alright, I'm feeling brave and want to adapt some classical works to the bass guitar. I know Stu Hamm's already done Moonlight Sonata and there's the Bach cello suites for bass.

I want to do something original but know little of classical music, so I was hoping some nice person would help me.

Any suggestions?
#2
Flight of the bumble bee - sound cool, tho a hard piece.
Fur Elise - rather easy, but nice.
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#4
^whoa, that was impressive.

@ C0_okie- Fur Elise was done a while ago and FotBb was done by a guy on YouTube on a SEVEN string bass.
#9
Ride of the Valkyries - Wagner

In the Hall of the Mountain King - Grieg

And just about any Bach piece for cello.
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Ride of the Valkyries - Wagner

In the Hall of the Mountain King - Grieg


And just about any Bach piece for cello.


those would both be absolutely epic with a guitarist on top :P
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those would both be absolutely epic with a guitarist on top :P

It's on Trans-Siberian Orchestras newest album so you could always just do a bass line to that
edit: In the hall of the mountain king that is
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It's on Trans-Siberian Orchestras newest album so you could always just do a bass line to that
edit: In the hall of the mountain king that is

and im pretty sure Skolnic from Testament is the guitarist in Trans Siberia.Im off to check this out wish they would visit Scotland i would actually go xD.
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^whoa, that was impressive.

@ C0_okie- Fur Elise was done a while ago and FotBb was done by a guy on YouTube on a SEVEN string bass.

You can play bumble bee on 4 string, there used to be a tab on UG
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#15
Don't necessarily discount the Cello Suites out of hand. True the first movement of the first suite is overdone on bass. However, there are 35 other movements of those suites that nary a bassist plays. I really recommend looking further into the cello suites than Suite No. 1 in G major Prelude.
#16
Toccatta and Fugue--J.S. Bach.
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Toccatta and Fugue--J.S. Bach.

That would be awesome if arranged perfectly... it probably wouldn't work though.
#18
^ignore the bass versions on Youtube. I have heard a few people, including one of my ex-bass teachers do Toccata and Fugue justice on bass.
#19
Adagio in G Minor-Albinoni/Giazotto.
Adagio and Fugue in C Minor-Mozart.

The second one you might need another player with you. Maybe.
#20
Well Stu Hamm only did a version of part of the first movement of Ithe Moonlight Sonata, there's two more completely different movements to look at, here's the third movement http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHhYk4TgtYU

If you have no worries doing quite a bit of work arranging-wise you could do something like the second movement of the Concierto de Aranjuez: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1WgoSfV_Kg
A Night on a Bare/Bald Mountain: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0-WjPyY9gY
First movement from Elgar's Cello Concerto: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5C99JyP2ns
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^ignore the bass versions on Youtube. I have heard a few people, including one of my ex-bass teachers do Toccata and Fugue justice on bass.

I've actually never even seen any of the Youtube versions, but it just doesn't seem like an organ piece like that could translate well onto bass.
#22
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Ride of the Valkyries - Wagner

In the Hall of the Mountain King - Grieg

And just about any Bach piece for cello.


Plus 1 to wagner. TS, I recommend buying a book of orchestral tuba excerpts to start.
#23
Bach Bouree is a good classical piece for bass guitar.
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#24
If you don't mind collaborating, Satiric Dances by Dello Joio? Awesome piece. I recommend the third movement, myself.