#1
im trying to think of the bass peice i shuld play for my year 11 mid year exam, it has to be reasonably technicle, im looking for more a rocky sort of peice that my band may perform along with me. any ideas?
#2
Santeria by Sublime is gud but to get an A or higher u will need 2 put in sum added fills. It would have to be one of the best riffs to play as it sounds difficult but isnt
#3
Sublime...man good stuff...

depends on your level of ability, I mean, Primus is fun if you can play it, but people don't know it, so maybe some RHCP, everyone knows it, and some of their songs are good fun
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#4
i can play the awakaning, but i did that for my year 10 peice so yeah. i was thinking areoplane by the rhcp... but yeah, i probly wont have enough time to learn it thoroughly hahaha i was also thinking hysteria by the muse, but its probly not difficult enough to score anything moderatly high.
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#5
Aeroplane is actually incredibly easy.... it took me all of 10 minutes to learn, once i said "this song isnt that hard" and sat down and actually looked @ it.

go for it.
#7
maxwell murder by rancid..

or my friend transposed a thing by bach or someone else onto the bass and did that
got A*
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Learn something different, I'm tired of always listening RHCP. How about Sleepless or Elephant Talk by King Crimson?



+1 to the RHCP comment.


Isn't Elephant Talk played on a Chapman Stick?


Threadstarter, what is considered "technical?" That's a pretty relative term.

You should try some Mute Math basslines - they've got an awesome bassist in Mitchell Cardenas (I think that's his name). He's got a good site on bass lessons and stuff: http://revver.com/u/mitchellcard/?page=1


"Reset" is a great song.


You could also try something slower by Mudvayne, like "World So Cold." Not much of that crazy slapping and tapping, but great melodic playing.

"Cemetary Gates" by Pantera is also quite excellent.

Faith No More's cover of "War Pigs" by Black Sabbath has a great bassline to it, and a small solo section.

Finally, I can't forget any The Mars Volta - "Tetragrammation" and "Day of the Baphomets" have very very nice basslines.
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#10
try sweet child of mine by guns and roses, californicion by chili peppers, stair way to heaven by zepplin or iron man by sabbith, their the ones i did for year 10 last year,

or one by metallica, hotel california the eagles, no one knows by queens of the stone age or metallurgica by shaun duncan, there the one im doing this semister
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+1 to the RHCP comment.


Isn't Elephant Talk played on a Chapman Stick?


Threadstarter, what is considered "technical?" That's a pretty relative term.

You should try some Mute Math basslines - they've got an awesome bassist in Mitchell Cardenas (I think that's his name). He's got a good site on bass lessons and stuff: http://revver.com/u/mitchellcard/?page=1


"Reset" is a great song.


You could also try something slower by Mudvayne, like "World So Cold." Not much of that crazy slapping and tapping, but great melodic playing.

"Cemetary Gates" by Pantera is also quite excellent.

Faith No More's cover of "War Pigs" by Black Sabbath has a great bassline to it, and a small solo section.

Finally, I can't forget any The Mars Volta - "Tetragrammation" and "Day of the Baphomets" have very very nice basslines.


Elephant Talks IS played on a chapman, but it can be easily played on a 4 banger.
#12
First off YEAH ELEPHANT TALK!!!

I'm a huge Adrian Belew fan, and its nice to see one of his Crimson songs mentioned not once but twice on the forums this month. Yes, it can be played on a 4 string; I'm trying to learn to play it now on fretless. Highly recommendable.
#13
thanks for the replys everyone, umm its hard to measure technicality, id say a bit harder than californication. but yeah. i dont know thats why im asking you guys :P
#14
what I always say...
happy birthday normal
then crazy version (like slap it or speed it up or use fuzz and wah)
always works. makes you stick out too.
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Yyz - rush
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#16
my mate got an A for playing a green day song for his ensemble piece. GCSE music is piss easy
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#17
Ah i've got the same thing mate.
In 2-3 weeks, I've decided to play "Hysteria- Muse" and "Lay Down- Priestess".
Give them two a shot if you dig their music.
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#19
You should try anything by PanterA. 13 steps to nowhere is one of my favorites.
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Quote by Charlatan_001
+1 to the RHCP comment.


Isn't Elephant Talk played on a Chapman Stick?


Threadstarter, what is considered "technical?" That's a pretty relative term.

You should try some Mute Math basslines - they've got an awesome bassist in Mitchell Cardenas (I think that's his name). He's got a good site on bass lessons and stuff: http://revver.com/u/mitchellcard/?page=1


"Reset" is a great song.


You could also try something slower by Mudvayne, like "World So Cold." Not much of that crazy slapping and tapping, but great melodic playing.

"Cemetary Gates" by Pantera is also quite excellent.

Faith No More's cover of "War Pigs" by Black Sabbath has a great bassline to it, and a small solo section.

Finally, I can't forget any The Mars Volta - "Tetragrammation" and "Day of the Baphomets" have very very nice basslines.


i had so totally 4gotten about Mute Math... i had all their stuff on my old PC b4 it crashed... and i had 4got to d/l it on my new one...

omgg....... i 4got how amazing their stuff was.
#21
if you're talking GCSE recordings i did know your enemy by RATM for my solo and got an A/A*, cant remeber which, shouldnt be too hard to do with a group
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