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Thread started 01/29/11 8:42am

g3121

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BASS?

hey everyone, my best friend is currently auditioning for session musician roles as a bass player, the guys he is auditioning for next week (thursday) are prince influenced (so they say- i am yet to hear them) and so he figured it would be a good idea to use a prince track.. it's an especially well paid gig and so it would be amazing if he could get it, but as a non-musician myself i have no idea what tracks would best show his skills on the bass guitar, i only know what i like, not what is technically an interesting or difficult. his level is high, he can pick up most by ear and so difficulty levels aren't a problem.. so has anyone got suggestions as to which songs (live, bootleg, studio..not an issue, i have most) could best suit his purpose? or even if you have no musical knowledge, which you feel are the catchiest? i'm hoping for a list of maybe five to give him to play around with! thank you for reading this!

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Reply #1 posted 01/29/11 9:01am

jpnyc

Just tell him to show up and play a bunch of Larry Graham songs.

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Reply #2 posted 01/29/11 9:51am

ThreadBare

Prince has a crazy bass clock. He's all about the pocket. I like these.

Let's Work

Sexy Dancer

Lady Cab Driver

She's Always in My Hair

Irresistible B*tch

17 Days

Automatic

Tambourine

America

Chelsea Rodgers

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Reply #3 posted 01/29/11 1:23pm

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g3121 said:

hey everyone, my best friend is currently auditioning for session musician roles as a bass player, the guys he is auditioning for next week (thursday) are prince influenced (so they say- i am yet to hear them) and so he figured it would be a good idea to use a prince track.. it's an especially well paid gig and so it would be amazing if he could get it, but as a non-musician myself i have no idea what tracks would best show his skills on the bass guitar, i only know what i like, not what is technically an interesting or difficult. his level is high, he can pick up most by ear and so difficulty levels aren't a problem.. so has anyone got suggestions as to which songs (live, bootleg, studio..not an issue, i have most) could best suit his purpose? or even if you have no musical knowledge, which you feel are the catchiest? i'm hoping for a list of maybe five to give him to play around with! thank you for reading this!

If I Was Your Girlfriend

Call My Name

Controversy

Bambi

The Walk

Xtra Loveable

Uptown

She Spoke 2 Me

Pop Life

Partyman

Release It

I'm Yours

She Loves Me 4 Me

[Edited 1/29/11 13:25pm]

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Reply #4 posted 01/29/11 2:10pm

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ThreadBare said:

Prince has a crazy bass clock. He's all about the pocket. I like these.

Let's Work

Sexy Dancer

Lady Cab Driver

She's Always in My Hair

Irresistible B*tch

17 Days

Automatic

Tambourine

America

Chelsea Rodgers

Dead on it.

"He's a musician's musician..."
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Reply #5 posted 01/29/11 2:23pm

eyewishuheaven

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the Lady Cab Driver bass line is insane, but... is he gonna have to play solo? If so, the line wouldn't mean much.

If he's playing solo, I'd opt for Let's Work.

PRINCE: the only man who could wear high heels and makeup and STILL steal your woman!
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Reply #6 posted 01/29/11 6:36pm

ThreadBare

Giovanni777 said:



ThreadBare said:


Prince has a crazy bass clock. He's all about the pocket. I like these.



Let's Work


Sexy Dancer


Lady Cab Driver


She's Always in My Hair


Irresistible B*tch


17 Days


Automatic


Tambourine


America


Chelsea Rodgers





Dead on it.



Good one. "Negroes from Brooklyn" line has always seemed a nod to Marcus Miller.

Oh, that's a great one. I've long suspected his "negroes from Brooklyn " line is a nod to Marcus Miller
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Reply #7 posted 01/29/11 7:10pm

g3121

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he's solo but i've copied and pasted every songs posted over to him, including the suggestion of lets work as a solo oriented piece, thank you so much!

......and larry is in automatically, bit of slap bass will never hurt the cause wink

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