Got the bass sorted, working on singing and playing it – I think that would be great – need a good drummer too tho’. :-)
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Played lots of ways, but here’s one – actually, the tune makes a great bass solo – as long as the rest of the band aren’t playing at break-neck pace.
A good result for 40 mins practice…
I need to start up a performer’s CV and repertoire checklist if I’m going to get into the kind of bands I’m now thinking of, so this will be a good start to document put from
Take Five (written by Paul Desmond, recorded by Dave Brubeck Quartet, 1959)
Theme music from “Chariots of Fire” by Vangelis
“The world in union”, lyrics by Charlie Skarbek – a theme song for the Rugby World Cup to a melody called “Thaxted” — the stately theme from the middle section of “Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity”, a movement from Gustav Holst’s “The Planets”,
“Don’t stop me now” – Queen
“Tonight’s the night” – Queen
“What is this feeling?”, “Popular”, “No one mourns the wicked”$ and “Defying Gravity” from the musical “Wicked”.
Wizard of Oz Medley
“The song that goes like this” from Spamalot by John Du Prez and Eric Idle, of Monty Python.
“Danse Russe Trepak” – Tchaikovsky, from the Nutcracker ballet.
“Smurf La La song”, “Surfing USA” (Beach Boys), “Dance with me tonight” (Olly Murs), The Smurf Theme Tune
Shakalaka baby (from Bombay Dreams), Salaam Bombay theme tune and Jai Ho (A. R. Rahman) from a variety of Bollywood productions
“Masquerade” (Phantom of the Opera – Andrew Lloyd Webber)
“Light at the end of the tunnel” (Starlight Express)
“All that jazz” (Chicago)
“Sunset Boulevard” from the musical of the same name
“King Herod’s song” (Jesus Christ Superstar)
“Little shop of horrors” – Comedey Rock Horror Musical of the same name…
“Bui doi” (Miss Saigon)
“Fight for this love” (Cheryl Cole)
“Typewriters” – Comedic orchestral…(Leroy Anderson)
“The Flood”, “Rule the world” and “Hold Up a Light” (Take That)
...performed this afternoon after 45 mins rehearsal. A great bit of arrangement, on something we only decided to play on the spur of the moment, but it just goes to show how much hinges on you as the bass player. I’d got the form in my head (it’s pretty simple-
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However, for some reason as a result of the short notice of the practice & prep, I picked up a mental block about the last 2 bars and played as though I was at the start of the first 4 bars, thus dumping 2 bars of the form in each solo. Aarghhhh…
Tribute to the rest of the band for keeping in line, but
Deep embarrassment about how much the bass player can drive the band anywhere he wants…
FFFF BbBbFF CBbCBb CBbFF
working with Martin Hathaway & others..,
East of the Sun, West of the Moon (Diana Krall), and
Someone to watch over me (George & Ira Gershwin), which was bliss, working hard to create the space for the vocalist to create the final magic.
and I can’t find a track recording….
Rugby World Cup Theme
Great growling bass line the way we play it… not that I can find anything here that represents our choral output! LOL