#1
I have recently started playing double bass but the teacher is only teaching me classical sh**. I want to know what songs I can learn that are in the jazz or rock genre. Any suggestions would be good.
#2
mr. Krinkle.

and some rockabilly or psychobilly.
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#3
Classical will get you farther in music than aimlessly playing metallica riffs over and over your double bass...
but take some inspiration from Aplocalyptica if you want.
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Classical will get you farther in music than aimlessly playing metallica riffs over and over your double bass...
but take some inspiration from Aplocalyptica if you want.

haha +1 nothing is more awesome than a mesh of influences in a song, such as classical (symphony x anyone)
#5
Take 5 is a nice jazz combo piece and it's pretty simple to.

Link to the song.
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#6
Duke Ellington and Charles Mingus are two names you should look up for some killer bass parts

even though Duke didn't play bass his arrangements are still solid
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Take 5 is a nice jazz combo piece and it's pretty simple to.

Link to the song.


i like that song. its fun. we play it on jazz band but they want me to learn how to play the fretless bass even though i play left handed with a righty and i cant see the frets. hmm if your recommending take 5. than i recommend he should just get a jazz book from his local guitar store.
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i like that song. its fun. we play it on jazz band but they want me to learn how to play the fretless bass even though i play left handed with a righty and i cant see the frets. hmm if your recommending take 5. than i recommend he should just get a jazz book from his local guitar store.


Yeah, that too.
My school doesn't have a jazz band .
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#10
El fin te Vi, its arranged for two basses in either last months or the month befores bass player magazine, if you can play the clarinet part, you get a cookie.
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#12
Try Lovecats by The Cure. Simple but very very cool.
#13
Find some John Hatton (Brian Setzer Orchestra), Lee Rocker(Stray Cats), Kim Nekroman (Nekromantix), Jimbo Wallace (Reverend Horton Heat), etc., if you want some good rockabilly/psychobilly.

Those genres are really good for upright bass.

Also, Mr. Krinkle and Over The Falls (both by Primus, Les Claypool is a badass) have double bass parts.
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