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3 hours ago, grandad said:

Trying to figure out a manageable arrangement for  'Telephone Line'  by ELO.

Great song.

Quite like Puddles version of it. Vid is quite good.

Dave

 

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The Grudge by Tool

Just to make it harder, I'm trying to do it in standard tuning rather than drop D

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Not the hardest of songs but I'm relearning loads of songs by Ten Years After like Think About the Times and Stoned Woman. I love playing this stuff again.

Delighted to find that Leo Lyons is still going and hopefully gigging after covid.

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i got the best of Redbone album for Xmas and thoroughly enjoying playing along with it. Not specifically learning it note for note but just having a little fun with it.

Dave

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4 hours ago, Reggaebass said:

That’s a great song, I had a play about with it a few years ago when I heard it on the radio, our very own Constantine has a cover of it here 🙂

 

Really useful, thank you.

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Quite a mix this week.

To Love Somebody - Bee Gees

Moby Richard - Zeppelin 

Iron Man - Sabbath

Jean Genie - Bowie

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Currently into those Y Tube 70's pop compilations for a play along.... its crazy good fun from the cheese to the groove stuff....and a good workout for the fingers and the brain cells. Agadoo anyone?

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36 minutes ago, greavesbass said:

Currently into those Y Tube 70's pop compilations for a play along.... its crazy good fun from the cheese to the groove stuff....and a good workout for the fingers and the brain cells. Agadoo anyone?

That is a great idea! Thank you so much ! I'll probably go fer the  60's yesterday I was lookin' fr NaNaHeyHeyGoodbye by Steam

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Playing along with Joni Mitchell album Wild Things Run Fast. Not my usual style of music but its easy to listen to and the bass player Larry Klein is exceptionally good.

 

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Just been working my way through ‘Pet sounds’ by The Beach boys

 Carol Kaye & the gang were laying down some amazing stuff?
It all came about through the dead strings on my ‘go to’ practice bass sounding perfect for that oldschool sound.

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Might have a new project post lockdown, so nailing some disco/dance music: Boogie Oogie Oogie, Street Life, Groove Is In The Heart, Sing it Back for starters 🤩

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1 hour ago, Mykesbass said:

Might have a new project post lockdown, so nailing some disco/dance music: Boogie Oogie Oogie, Street Life, Groove Is In The Heart, Sing it Back for starters 🤩

Nice. that will be fun.

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Gone for  bit of Maiden for a change. Relearned The Trooper fairly easily. Now learning Killers, which I've never played before. Good fun!

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Got Hysteria up to speed, but I'm getting friction burns on my right index finger!

Perhaps I need to use pull offs instead of slides...

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Blackout by Bowie. The Welcome to the Blackout (Live London '78) version. George Murray is a legend! 

 

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Graceland. Just pure groove, but not Western groove....

Spirit of Radio, just because....

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Just finished learning Judas Priest Electric Eye. But only playing at 90% of song tempo. Another 10 % to go and I'll be there !

Just started to learn Ram Jam Black Betty.

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I've been making myself play with a plectrum after 30+ years of fingers. I've never been able to get it sounding natural but I think I'm finally cracking it.

How Long Has This Been Going On by Ace was just playing on an advert, so I muted the TV and played along with it on Spotify a couple of times using an Encore P with flats and a pick. For once I felt locked in and fluid, actually sounded better than when I switched back to fingers. Not a hard song by any means, but one of those simple grooves that just works.

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Been attempting Tom Sawyer by Rush over the last couple of days, it’s stretching my ability to its limit, especially the section over the synth playing mid song, getting it up to speed and correct phrasing gave me a headache.

I’m determined to crack it.

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I learnt 'Down in a Tube Station at midnight' by The Jam over the last couple of days and our drummer has requested we do 'Decode' by Paramore, so that's next on the list.

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1 hour ago, steantval said:

Been attempting Tom Sawyer by Rush over the last couple of days, it’s stretching my ability to its limit, especially the section over the synth playing mid song, getting it up to speed and correct phrasing gave me a headache.

I’m determined to crack it.

I recently learnt 'Limelight' it took me absolutely ages to memorise it, particularly the bassline during the guitar solo, there is so little repetition.  I would spend a few days on it, put it to one side then come back the following week.  I still haven't 'nailed it' I still make the odd mistake or hesitate here and there but I don't need to check a tab or my notes any more.

There is something really rewarding about learning a song by Rush, it's a bit like climbing a mountain.

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