#1
what do you think in order to get and A* would you need to play for a solo bass performance

(open to all genres)



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#2
Sorry to hijack but im guessing the answers would be relevant to my question too.
I need a song to play for my college audition on bass...
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#4
use scales in a fancy way?

slap and pop

err change the scales?

maybe do some cool tappin


*edit look at funky stuff =D

(e.g RHCP - but thats HARD)
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#5
is this GCSE music?

considering its only a percentage of the final grade, not a lot

on its own, as long as its varied i.e. shift in mood/time sig range of dynamics, sophisticated sound as a piece, advanced techniques i.e. harmonics/slap in there you should probably do all right
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#6
maxwell murder bass solo - Rancid

American life - Primus

Jerry was a racecar driver - Primus

most stuff by primus - Primus... (that isn't the name of the song btw... )
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#7
Yeah! i play drums and have just started bass...at my college interview should i do a drums AND bass audition or just do my stronger instrument (drums)

Oh, and do lots of slap bass...
#8
Don't do slap, It doesn't necessarily necessitate skill to the markers if you demonstarate that you are particularly good at one thing.

I'd play something like a medley of good bits from different songs.

Have a look at:
Hysteria - Muse
Metropolis - Dream Theater
Some older Incubus (such as off Fungus Amongus)
Some RHCP
Plus get a look into some stuff by Victor Wooten and other solo bassists.

You are best off playing something jazzy and traditional because they usually appreciate you more.
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#10
The difficulty is not important to get the A* (besides the performance isnt the entire grade) as long as you perform it perfectly,, you'll get better marks than performing a hard song badly.




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