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"Babylon is burning" by The Ruts drives me bonkers - basically a blues scale but the tempo makes it a nightmare. TBH I do give up quite easily on this - love the tune but hate imitating those that inspire me...

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Presently trying to work out a bass line for "The Nearness Of You". I seem to play something different each time, which is OK I guess as it sort of meanders.

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Hardest is subjective. I find anything by Oasis to be technically simple but so drudgingly boring from a bass point of view I get lost in the mire. 

Yet give me some complex prog metal stuff and whilst harder to play, I remember it better.

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A better question might be 'what's the hardest bassline you have learned/tried to learn?"

There are gazillions of basslines I haven't a hope of playing.

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The hardest tracks I have tried to learn to play are, Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy, Beyond the seventh galaxy by return to forever and Slam the Clown by Alain Caron. I'm sure there are a array of bass lines beyond my scope but these are the hardest ones I've actually tried to learn.

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Probably Sound Chaser, I just learned the first bit...

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1 hour ago, Stub Mandrel said:

Probably Sound Chaser, I just learned the first bit...

I've just been listening to this - see my 'favourite Yes album' thread.   

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On 22/08/2019 at 09:30, Twigman said:

Anything that involves slapping - a technique that I find impossible - but that's not really bass playing, is it? It's just making a racket.

 

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Anything live where the singer / guitarist says "It's dead easy - it's a cover. It's in A minor - you'll pick it up!"

And then starts playing in D major and shooting you evil looks... >:(

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3 minutes ago, Ricky 4000 said:

Most things. 😬

Every-things! :D

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The National Anthem, when the rest of the band couldn’t be persuaded that you were being serious about having to play it at the end of an RBL gig, and refused to even run through it once at practice...

 

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