#1
well latly ive been trying to get off the computer and try to realy focus on my playing. I was able to realy get a hang of funk, and slapping realy well.

But for the last week or so, ive been starting to get realy annoyed with always playing funk, its starting to bother me, i feel like i need to take funk to another whole different level, or try to learn a new genre. Like some real funk, like form the 80's and older.

It would be nice to have some suggestions for some rock, like good rock, with good rock bass lines.

It would also be nice to have some jazz songs because ive noticed that dirk lance is realy jazz influinced, and seeing those little jazz fills everywhere makes songs that much better.

And i would like to touch abit with metal (please keep in mind, i have my four fingers preety fast, so try to give me something complacated)


please give me some ideas, im open for anything right now
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#2
For metal you could try Feeding the Broken Words of Hope in Vain by As Hope Dies.....great song. Or Stabwound by Necrophagist. Those are both pretty challenging. As far as jazz goes you could try transcribing some Charlie Parker to bass. I'm sorry man, but I don't listen to any funk...so I've got nothing for you there.
#3
i dont realy want to play funk, i want to play other genres so i dont have to play it as much, or play it better because then i could mix two of them together
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#5
find other genres your interestsed in , and mix funk with them.


learn space cowboys tho, because if im getting what you're saying, you can play funk, but youre just not grooving right? well i find space cowboys to be a PERFECT song for practicing "getting into the groove". playing that first verse, mann oh man! its not in technical terms hard, but to get that oomph, that groove, that good gosh darn bass into it, its a great feeling and you should just really try it out. Try to get all of your funk basslines to have a groove like that does.
#6
Quote by harl91
And i would like to touch abit with metal (please keep in mind, i have my four fingers preety fast, so try to give me something complacated)


please give me some ideas, im open for anything right now

For some complicated metal you can try "The Ytse Jam" by Dream Theater, its played on a 4 string and if you have a 6 string (or a 5) you can try "The Dance of Eternity" by Dream Theater as well...Both songs have great riffs with shifting time signatures and both have bass solos...BTW the bass solo on The Dance Of Eternity can be played on a 4 string, I played it on a 4 before I got my 6 string...
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#7
Listen to Primate-Primus. Pastorius is the godfather of all things bass. If you want to put some groove into your sound, you owe it to yourself to check him out. I would recommend listening to his first solo album, especially "Donna Lee" (and yes, it is a Charlie Parker transcription, Bumper).
#8
Harl, if i were you i would buy a copy of two books. One called J.S Bach for Electric Bass, which has some wonderfully challenging pieces of Bachs music. They are a joy to play and learn and will open up so many ideas in your playing and composition. The second one is 101 Bass Grooves, part of the Bass Builders set. Just a book with, yep, 101 grooves in it. It comes with a cd so you hear the real groove. I've worked up so many ideas by starting off one of their grooves and changing it around a bit or suddenly seeing another line. Helped loads with my rhythm as well.

Good luck
#9
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one reason why i never got into him was because i never heird any good songs by him to learn, got any ideas?

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find other genres your interestsed in , and mix funk with them.


yes yes, thats kinda what im talking about


Quote by mangablade

learn space cowboys tho, because if im getting what you're saying, you can play funk, but youre just not grooving right? well i find space cowboys to be a PERFECT song for practicing "getting into the groove". playing that first verse, mann oh man! its not in technical terms hard, but to get that oomph, that groove, that good gosh darn bass into it, its a great feeling and you should just really try it out. Try to get all of your funk basslines to have a groove like that does.


ok, who is it by, because when i go to download it i keep getting a whole lot of n'sync

Quote by XeNoCiDe730
For some complicated metal you can try "The Ytse Jam" by Dream Theater, its played on a 4 string and if you have a 6 string (or a 5) you can try "The Dance of Eternity" by Dream Theater as well...Both songs have great riffs with shifting time signatures and both have bass solos...BTW the bass solo on The Dance Of Eternity can be played on a 4 string, I played it on a 4 before I got my 6 string...


sweet got any more good ones?

Quote by Applehead
Harl, if i were you i would buy a copy of two books. One called J.S Bach for Electric Bass, which has some wonderfully challenging pieces of Bachs music. They are a joy to play and learn and will open up so many ideas in your playing and composition. The second one is 101 Bass Grooves, part of the Bass Builders set. Just a book with, yep, 101 grooves in it. It comes with a cd so you hear the real groove. I've worked up so many ideas by starting off one of their grooves and changing it around a bit or suddenly seeing another line. Helped loads with my rhythm as well.

Good luck


thanks man, and as soon as i get my mc.check ill go out and buy those
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#11
oh, im lovin them
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#13
applehead, i never got that link lmao!

for some reason my email's bein douchey

it's by Jamiroquai tho (prays to god i spelt it right LOL)

and thres no S on cowboy, i mispelt that before.
#14
Jaco is awsome. It will put you into a very different mood. Check out "Teen Town" for some quicker bass stuff, "Birdland" is classic and the intro is an exercise in artificial harmonics. Be sure to learn "Portrait of Tracy". It's a fairly simple song with the most beautiful melody.

If you want to start playing with a pick, check out some Violent Femmes. Brian Ritchie really is a master of the acoustic bass. Check out "Kiss Off" and "Add it Up"

For more funk, check out Mr. Bungle's first self-titled album. Its a very strange album, but Trevor Dunn (the bassist) is insane. "Girls of Porn" has a very punk - ish bassline. Basicly, the whole album is very difficult and complicated to play. "My Ass Is On Fire" has a very, very fast left hand technique.
http://www.cv.org/tabs/mr_bungle/index.htm That website has a great number of Mr. Bungle tabs.


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#15
Applehead posted the link for the Jamiroqui (sp?) tabs on another thread upon my request...
here it is
http://www.geocities.com/smrsek/bass/basstabs.html

And harl, since you wanted some more than I suggest "Honor Thy Father" by Dream Theater (its played on a 6 string) and "Sea of Lies" by Symphony X...BTW I've seen 4, 5 and 6 string tabs for that song so I guess you can play it on a 4, I'm not sure what the Michael plays though...

<EDIT> I almost forgot, if you've never tried it then I suggest "Scarified" by Racer X...Really fun and challenging song...BTW This site has a great Guitar Pro tab of that song if you have the guitar pro program...
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Last edited by XeNoCiDe730 at Jun 14, 2006,
#16
Want something hard...metalish...
Try Mudvayne.
"Not Falling" is pretty sweet on bass.
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#17
FRETBOARD ARCANUM
Fretboard Arcanum, by Scott Hubbell

I've just bought this, you can get it as a download for $12USD.

Very good book... might help