#1
Okay, I have my practical exam for music in one year-ish, but the teacher's asking about our pieces now, but I'm not sure what I want to play.

I can play solo, or in a band, or both.

So far I want to do:

1. Chromatic Fantasy by Bach arranged for bass by Jaco.
2. PoT if I can get it down well enough.
3. No idea.
4. No idea.
5. No idea.
6. No idea.

So help me out please? Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated, thanks guys
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how about (Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth? the well known cliff burton bass solo, thats about all i can think of really lol
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#3
Play a J.S. Bach Cello Suite, I recommend Preadium(prelude) from Suite #1. They are fairly difficult and well known. Also they are something that isn't Jaco. Jaco is great and all, but if you're not a bass play you might not get it.

Plus I personally don't think his rendition of Chromatic Fantasy sounds all that great without a backing track.
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what's it for? gcse, A levels, a degree?

if its for gcse then you don't need to bring out the big guns like jaco, i just got into university by playing sir duke so i'm sure that's good enough for a gcse grade
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Buy a Rockschool book, get anything above grade 3, and play something from there. You don't need to play anything hard at all!

And choose your piece, and start learning it NOW, I got really stressed as I realized I wouldn't be able to pull off a certain song cleanly in time for my exam, and then having to learn another song!
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Buy a Rockschool book, get anything above grade 3, and play something from there. You don't need to play anything hard at all!

And choose your piece, and start learning it NOW, I got really stressed as I realized I wouldn't be able to pull off a certain song cleanly in time for my exam, and then having to learn another song!


For A level? Especially as it's Rockschool. A level requires a pretty high level of skill to get the best marks. Play the hardest pieces you can comfortably play. No need to strech yourself too much.
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School Days from Stanley clark
Anything from Jeff SChmidt
Maybe Norweigean wood from victor wooten?

those would blow them away, if you can nail them.

Or pull a Meshell N'deageocello and don't play in the band but arrange it.
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For A level? Especially as it's Rockschool. A level requires a pretty high level of skill to get the best marks. Play the hardest pieces you can comfortably play. No need to strech yourself too much.


For any guitar exam board, at AS Level the standard level is grade 5, the advanced is grade 6. For A2, the standard is 6, the advanced is 7.

I know, because I've argued with my lecturers about it. I'm doing one grade 6, and one grade 8.
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Stu HAmm the solo in san fransisco. Now that would be impressive
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Play a J.S. Bach Cello Suite, I recommend Preadium(prelude) from Suite #1. They are fairly difficult and well known. Also they are something that isn't Jaco. Jaco is great and all, but if you're not a bass play you might not get it.

Plus I personally don't think his rendition of Chromatic Fantasy sounds all that great without a backing track.


I was gonna only go to the end of the soloed piece, no?

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what's it for? gcse, A levels, a degree?

if its for gcse then you don't need to bring out the big guns like jaco, i just got into university by playing sir duke so i'm sure that's good enough for a gcse grade


It's Leaving Cert, school here is different to school in the UK, most people (I know) are 16/17 doing their GCSE's, here they're usually 18.
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i'm guessing because you're 17 that a leaving cert is a lower qualification that a gcse so my point still stands, you don't need to play the hardest thing in the world you just need to play something that sounds good and is comfortable to play
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i'm guessing because you're 17 that a leaving cert is a lower qualification that a gcse so my point still stands, you don't need to play the hardest thing in the world you just need to play something that sounds good and is comfortable to play


Leaving cert is a higher qualification than a GCSE though, I won't be sitting the written exams for another 15 months.
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