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playing bass
and normally, i abhor ska, because it is just so annoying to listen to, but i really could use the money and the experience so im doing it. dont critisize me for that. my question is, what is ska basslines like? my friend described it as jazz meets punk. but i dunno what that means. So can anyone give me some examples pretty please?
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It's more like Ska meets Ska. Look in the Punk & Ska forum, Don't make a thread though. Search for stuff.
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#4
What your friend told you is bull****. Ska basslines are more like reggae and funk bass sped up. Listen to Operation Ivy to get and idea of a good ska bass player. I'm assuming you mean third wave ska.
#5
Check out the bass riffs from different ska songs, and you'll get an idea.

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#7
ska bass is pretty much jazz bass for the most part

some good ska bands are:
reel big fish
(old) No Doubt
Big D and The Kids Table
and my personal favorites The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
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uhh you forgot the aquabats.
I can honestly say I have really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like.


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I never really understood what ska is.


I believe it's a mix of Reggae and Punk

I'm probably wrong though
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Ska Bass Lines are great.

Not to mention Ska is just about the best thing ever.

And Morning Star, way to list the ones everyone knows.
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I believe it's a mix of Reggae and Punk

Ska actually came out in the 50s, quite a few years before Reggae. You have to realize that there are 3 waves of ska, and each is set in a different time period.
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uhh you forgot the aquabats.

damnit eh i havent listened to the aquabats for 3 or 4 years anyway
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Quote by Garret.
I believe it's a mix of Reggae and Punk

I'm probably wrong though


It's a genre in itself actually. It's derived from different island music and genres like reggae came afterwards.
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#14
Who cares what other ska bassists do, just play what feels right man!
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Quote by Garret.
I believe it's a mix of Reggae and Punk

I'm probably wrong though
Ska was actually around before reggea. I wrote a history/introdution to ska for the punk/ska forum. I'll get a link


Here you go, read and learn

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=686820
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#17
ska bass > metal bass. by far. but thats not very hard to achieve now is it?
#19
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Does sublime count as ska?

thats up the to individual interpretation i guess

some songs id say yes, some songs id say no
#20
Sublime is more reggea mixed with punk.
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#22
Dude, play your own bass lines, do something original


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#23
Look up Josh Ansley of Catch-22. The whole album "Keasbey Nights" has some great bass, but especially check out the song "Walking Away." It's just a great album anyway.
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Ska (pronounced /ska/ or in Jamaican Patois /skja/) is a music genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1950s and was a precursor to rocksteady and reggae.

Ska combined elements of Caribbean mento and calypso with American jazz and rhythm and blues. It is characterized by a walking bass line, accented guitar or piano rhythms on the offbeat, and in some cases, jazz-like horn riffs. In the early 1960s, ska was the dominant musical genre of Jamaica, and it was also popular with British mods. Many skinheads, in various decades, have also enjoyed ska (along with reggae, rocksteady and other genres). Music historians typically divide the history of ska into three periods: the original Jamaican ska scene of the 1960s, the 2 Tone ska revival that started in England in the late 1970s, and the third wave ska movement, which started in the 1980s.


Wikipedia does wonders.
Ska basslines are just like walking jazz basslines but on speed. AKA, really really fast.
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