#3
Quote by LPDC
The Girl from Ipanema.

You get all the bitches with that song.

Do it on a guitar, you'll be golden.

Do it on a bass, you'll be diamonds.
#5
Quote by LPDC
The Girl from Ipanema.

You get all the bitches with that song.


Bitches love Antonio Carlos Jobim.
#6
^So do Latin guys, because it gets women dancing. If most guys learned to latin dance they would never lack a date on any night of the week.

Chris is going to groan on this one, but learn "I've got Rhythm". The "changes" are in so many songs if you learn it, you've learned many songs.

Summertime is another good one. All Blues is pretty much learned by all bass players.
#7
Quote by LPDC
The Girl from Ipanema.

You get all the bitches with that song.

strictly it's Bossa Nova, not Jazz =P
#8
the chicken and haitian fight song
Strauss!
"I am hitting my head against the walls, but the walls are giving way." - Gustav Mahler.

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absolutely what will said

Yay, my first compliment!
#9
"So What"
"Haitian Fight Song"
"Mr. JB Blues"
"Take the A Train"
"I've got Rhythm"
"Summertime"
"Satin Doll"

Those are a few tunes to get started with. Really, you should probably learn a lot of Jimmy Blanton lines, likes of Ron Carter, Ray Brown, some Jaco.
A lot of these songs are just songs you need to know to survive in a jam session. Much of the time, if you're playing with older folks, they just expect you to know these tunes.
As always, know the blues form.
#10
Herbie Hancock - Chameleon


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No, it's plain science, women are evil

Quote by MB343
Women = time x money
time = money
Money = √evil
women = √evil x √evil
women = evil
#11
Benny Goodman- Sing Sing Sing, Stompin at the Savoy
Glenn Miller- In The Mood (this you'll have to learn note for note, otherwise you get shot.)
Weather Report (Jaco Pastorius)- Birdland
Duke Ellington- Take the "A" Train
I pride myself on my humility.