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Old 09-06-2019, 06:53 PM
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I love old rock opera stuff from Broadway. Stuff like “Hair” and “Jesus Christ Superstar”

Those bass lines are fast moving and tend to do a whole lot with the middle range of the instrument. I like that because it is a different sound from always reaching for the low notes, and you can almost always play those songs with a 4 string.

One of my favorites is the opener from JCS, Heaven on Their Minds.
It start a with a driving beat that carries on for the first third of the song, it shifts gears into a neat backing line that uses plenty of major and minor pentatonic stuff.

The full score for JCS is well over 200 pages long, and they were not slacking for any part of it. Those musicians sure earned their pay.