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#2
funk/jazz
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#3
jazz and punk pop

though space rock has really influenced me
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#6
see, i thought the general response would be funk. But i was hoping to get sum interesting answers from sum interesting folk.

and who said pop punk? and WHY?
#7
Funk is where the bass gets more chance to stand out than in any other genre, generally, so that would be pretty good. Bass doesn't stand out in jazz quite as much but jazz bass lines are good to learn and be able to write cause they broaden your playing abilities quite a lot.

EDIT: check out soul, and things of that nature. I find there are some interesting suprises there.

Oh, and if you want to have you head blown off by amazing bass playing, check out just about any good fusion band. Same thing applies for guitar, drums, etc.
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#8
Quote by dispreferred
see, i thought the general response would be funk. But i was hoping to get sum interesting answers from sum interesting folk.

and who said pop punk? and WHY?



yus pop punk but i understand ur reaction
i was reffering to pop punk in the 90's era (i.e. green day , the offspring)
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#9
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yus pop punk but i understand ur reaction
i was reffering to pop punk in the 90's era (i.e. green day , the offspring)

im still somewhat perplexed, that stuff is just root note, guitar following...unless u hav evidence otherwise?

Im not bein pissy or anything, pop punk was totally my genre wen i was younger, greenday and offspring were high on my list, but i dont recall anything interesting about the bass.
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Quote by dispreferred
im still somewhat perplexed, that stuff is just root note, guitar following...unless u hav evidence otherwise?

Im not bein pissy or anything, pop punk was totally my genre wen i was younger, greenday and offspring were high on my list, but i dont recall anything interesting about the bass.

Obviously mustn't have been much of a fan then...

Everyone will answer with Funk or Jazz really.
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#12
Quote by dispreferred
im still somewhat perplexed, that stuff is just root note, guitar following...unless u hav evidence otherwise?

Im not bein pissy or anything, pop punk was totally my genre wen i was younger, greenday and offspring were high on my list, but i dont recall anything interesting about the bass.


sure pop punk may not consistantly have distinctive bass riffs

but now that u mention it

i havnt really got evidence to prove that pop punk isnt just root notes and guitar following

still im gonna say jazz, pop punk and space rock
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#14
Blues. Any kind of instrument it's the best to play. With all the improvisation and the mood changes it's the most soulful and emotional music to play!
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#16
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sure pop punk may not consistantly have distinctive bass riffs

but now that u mention it

i havnt really got evidence to prove that pop punk isnt just root notes and guitar following

Anti Flag can be your evidence my good man

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i imagined Anti-flag would be more ska then pop punk
but everyone has their own opinions
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#18
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i imagined Anti-flag would be more ska then pop punk
but everyone has their own opinions

What? Ska? They don't have horns or play ska chords.

Are you sure you know what ska is?
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What? Ska? They don't have horns or play ska chords.

Are you sure you know what ska is?



obviously not

i interpreted ska as (generally) anti-governmental punky-grunge rock
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#22
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obviously not

i interpreted ska as (generally) anti-governmental punky-grunge rock

Ska is like an offshoot of reggae, you may have heard of Reel Big Fish, Operation Ivy, Less Than Jake, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, stuff like that.

Ska has cool bass as well
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#23
I mostly play stoner rock on bass (Kyuss, Sleep, Monster Magnet, Earth, The Atomic Bitchwax, Fu Manchu, Desert Sessions et cetera)

I also play more straightforward heavy metal (Black Sabbath, Mastodon, High on Fire, Metallica, Slayer)

then there's the old stuff everyone loves: Beatles, Stones, Led Zep and that sort of thing

I'm also partial to a bit of hardcore (Black Flag, DFA79, SSD) and I've been known to play the odd CSS tune as well as make my own Daft Punk style dance music.
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#24
Quote by BenFoffenbock
Ska is like an offshoot of reggae, you may have heard of Reel Big Fish, Operation Ivy, Less Than Jake, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, stuff like that.

Ska has cool bass as well



aaahhhh right so kind of a counting crows type thing (maybeh not but ive got the idea i guess)

so what did i just describe before

anti-governmental punky-gunge rock?
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#25
Why don't you guys take the ska debate to the ska forum? And read up on the history of Studio One and the Skatalites while you're there.
#26
interesting bass generes you say??

well, obvious one is Funk

then Ska

hmm, what would people class Primus and stuff like that as??

Bass led Rock??

Claypool's later work seems much more Jam band with a slight hint of Jazz
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#27
I'd say Cuban. It fascinates me, especially the work of people like Cachao (RIP ) It's where classical music and jazz meet... and it's as funky as hell. What's not to love?
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#28
fusion jazz/prog metal
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#29
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aaahhhh right so kind of a counting crows type thing (maybeh not but ive got the idea i guess)

so what did i just describe before

anti-governmental punky-gunge rock?


counting crows? ska? ohhhhhhhhhhhhh no, buddy, not by a long shot

Most interesting genre? For me personally it's straightforward rock. The great thing with rock music is that it can draw from all these other genres into a great mashup.
#30
Quote by Deliriumbassist
counting crows? ska? ohhhhhhhhhhhhh no, buddy, not by a long shot

Most interesting genre? For me personally it's straightforward rock. The great thing with rock music is that it can draw from all these other genres into a great mashup.



aha Delirium truly you are a wise man, and make a good point, for rock itself is such a diverse genre that any style could indeed fit into it.

Man, dyu ever tired of being right Ben? Can I call you Ben? have I got to that level of acceptance yet? If not I take it back, but my point about your point remains valid nonetheless.

in my opinion Deliriums post /thread
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#32
Gotta be math rock


awesome. i'm really liking battles at the moment and my band is veering off to a foals-y sort of style, with a new keyboard player
#33
That's like asking me what child I like the best. I love them all--I agree with Rick, if its got a good bass line, I'm all over it.

But I do have a slight fondness for funk, R & B and blues...
#34
Thrash metal because you don't have to play and you can do other interesting things.
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#35
Egyptian...
I like experimenting with exotic styles that normally aren't played with bass.
Then the fun part is trying to find a way to work those licks into a conventional genre.
#36
Progressive rock and metal.
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#37
I would say that the most interesting genre for bass is the one you like playing the most...

...Which for me would probably be rock. Progressive-rock, hard rock, blues-rock, metal, funk rock, punk rock, jazz rock, classic rock, whatever: it's all good.

I've also started loving playing jazz; I play for my school's jazz combo, and I just love the whole improvisational thing that I get to do.
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