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#1
Hey guys, I've got my interview for music college soon and need to know a good bass line to play as it has to show your good bla bla bla
was thinking lamb of god , "laid to rest" and i need another ?
#4
Master of Puppets or Battery.

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#5
YYZ by Rush, unless you can do anything by Les Claypool.

Also, Bass Forum would probably help more.
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#6
Cygnus.... Vismund Cygnus Mars Volta.
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#8
i doubt a band like lamb of god or any metalcore band has the "best bass line".

look around for a funky bass line or something similar. some dance songs have nice bass lines too
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#9
Around the world RHCP, Hysteria by Muse (if you've from the US u probably havent heard this but it is probably one of the best basslines ever) or true men don't kill coyotes by RHCP again.
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Cygnus.... Vismund Cygnus Mars Volta.

This
Or the last section of Viscera Eyes by The Mars Volta
OR Day of the Baphomets, that has a pretty cool bass intro
Christ I sound like a Mars Volta fanboy, but they have some coolio basslines
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#13
a certain shade of green is pretty funky
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Or the last section of Viscera Eyes by The Mars Volta
OR Day of the Baphomets, that has a pretty cool bass intro
Christ I sound like a Mars Volta fanboy, but they have some coolio basslines


Day of Baphomets has some awesome bass.

Roulette Dares is pretty cool too.

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I'm losing my grip, 'cos I'm losing my fingers.
#15
sweet,
im also thinkin the tapping solo in fermented offel discharge by necrofagists XD
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sweet,
im also thinkin the tapping solo in fermented offel discharge by necrofagists XD


you do realise that if you just play drop tuned br00talz it shows you have a limited scope, and they're likly to dismiss it as tripe anyway?
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I'm losing my grip, 'cos I'm losing my fingers.
#17
Yup. And considering most metal is root note pounding (huge generalization), stay away. Quite apart from the fact that the examiners will probably dislike it.

Pink Floyd-Money if you want to play it safe.
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Yup. And considering most metal is root note pounding (huge generalization), stay away. Quite apart from the fact that the examiners will probably dislike it.

Pink Floyd-Money if you want to play it safe.


Good call, simple, but with an undeniable groove factor!
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Pooping is well good though, to be fair.


I've got a handle on the fiction.

I'm losing my grip, 'cos I'm losing my fingers.
#19
how bout
we are friends by justice & simian ?
thts pretty damn funky
and not all metal is just drop tunes bass pounding ...
#20
Because we all know webbtje likes to groove, baby.

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and not all metal is just drop tunes bass pounding ...


I'll put it this way: examiner will hear HEAVYHEAVYHEAVY and discount it pretty much straight away.

Justice vs Simian should be OK.
#21
Learn some Jaco.

If you can pull off something like the intro to Birdland, or the riff to The Chicken, you'll have a better chance of impressing them. Besides, why are you going into music college? All rock and metal guys I know are dropping out after their first year. Music college is about hardcore theory, are you just going in because "Hey.. I guess I'm pretty good at bass, why not?" as if that's your main reason, then I wouldn't suggest it to you.
#22
Orion, Anaesthesia, or Master of Puppets - Metallica
Anything by Primus
Some older material by RHCP (or By The Way, Hyde Park version)
Anything by The Weather Report.
AiC have some cool basslines, but not especially hard to play.
A lot of funk or jazz.

Knights of Cydonia by Muse, but do the synth parts with some fuzz on your bass, it sounds awesome and it's quite impressive to play. Other than that, Hysteria and a couple of other Muse songs are quite cool, but I'm not sure they're as difficult as you're looking for.

Cowboys From Hell - Pantera (The only thing impressive here is the speed though, and it gets a bit repetitive, so maybe not.)
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Damn right.

*Grooves away*
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#25
Speaking of Jaco, if you could learn some of the licks from Teen Town, the interviewers would be very impressed, I personally may even crap my pants.
#26
yes of course jaco

also marcus miller or victor wooten

but to play any of those you have to be super good

i recommend james jamerson, not easy but some daaaaam good bass lines. i was made to love her perhaps, or just look on for any motown song
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Under Pressure.
A Certain Shade of Green.
Iron Man.


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#31
Shake Hands With Beef - Primus

That's pretty good, I've been trying to think of the name of it for ages!
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Of course it does... Actually, I was just saying that those basslines are by no means hard. Under Pressure (which has been suggested twice) is basically the same note over and over. If you have to play a Queen song on bass, Another One Bites the Dust is the obvious choice, and that's not even hard.
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Agreed.

Believe it or not, Flea is not that good, and neither was Cliff Burton.

One person in the bass forum who got accepted into Berklee (but couldn't go due to funding problems) played a Bach Cello Suite if I rember correctly. As said before, rock/metal is unlikely to impress them. unless you truely are extraordinary, which I doubt. And if you are bringing in music, bring sheet music. Even if you have memorized the piece and don't need it, it just looks that much better than bringing in a tab.

You must be able to sight read, or you have no chance.
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Agreed.

Believe it or not, Flea is not that good, and neither was Cliff Burton.

One person in the bass forum who got accepted into Berklee (but couldn't go due to funding problems) played a Bach Cello Suite if I rember correctly. As said before, rock/metal is unlikely to impress them. unless you truely are extraordinary, which I doubt. And if you are bringing in music, bring sheet music. Even if you have memorized the piece and don't need it, it just looks that much better than bringing in a tab.

You must be able to sight read, or you have no chance.


I like Cliff Burton's style...
Flea isn't particularly great though, he just sounds complex to people with no clue.
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#36
n00bz.

Me and You Blues by Charles Mingus or Giant Steps will melt the examiners face off. Or you could go with Pusher Man by Curtis Mayfield. Or Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself by Sly and the Family Stone. Or some Bootsy Collins.

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#38
Vanilla Ice, Ice Ice Bbay, the funkyest bass line ever!
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