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TheUnholyNightbringer
11-28-2005, 07:56 AM
I'm bored bored bored of regular tuning, and I want a few songs to learn in drop C or drop B. I'm a pretty fast player so probably only insanely fast songs would be too hard. Suggestions? Oh, and I need tabs. I can't tab myself.

I'm tentatively sure this is in the right section. Apologies if it isn't.

Spork
11-28-2005, 10:09 AM
Perhaps a bit of Mudvayne? (http://mxtabs.net/songs.php?path=Bass,m,2335,Mudvayne)

Tool have some songs in BEDG, but the only thing I can think of at the moment that is fast and downtuned are <X> death metal songs, of which I don't know alot about.

The Talking Pie
11-28-2005, 12:47 PM
Drop C? Try some St. Anger songs. I tuned my guitar down to Drop C for the first time the other day (I was trying to figure out a new song, but failed. Oh well, it enabled me to play Some Kind of Monster for the first time properly).

TheUnholyNightbringer
11-28-2005, 12:54 PM
^ That's what I ended up doing.

NDM1
11-28-2005, 03:44 PM
Hardcore songs are almost always dropped down really low. They are also super fast. The drawback is they are usually not very fun to play. Try some Norma Jean.

All About Eve
11-28-2005, 03:56 PM
I don't know if it would work, but you could drop down and play some guitar riffs that are in drop D

dalaksta
11-28-2005, 04:53 PM
Sorry I have NO clue what your talking about.

T-6005
11-28-2005, 04:56 PM
Drop B's a little far down... Although I currently play in standard Eb or Drop C#. Heavier gauge strings with a trem bridge = can't tune to E.

Spork
11-28-2005, 05:04 PM
I've heard of some bass players that have filed down the nut slightly on their bass, and fitted a B string so they can go that bit lower.

Jebus
11-28-2005, 05:07 PM
I'll give you mad props if you manage to learn Dream Theater - Dance of Eternity. The thing is that it's played on a 6-string bass (tunned to B standard I think) so you'll probably have to do some minor transposing when he hits the high notes which isn't too often. You'll also have to skip some of the bass solo too. I'm assuming you have transcription program Guitar Pro. If you don't already, you could get a free version in their website or just download the full version via p2p. Then go to mysongbook.com to download the tab.

EDIT: here's the song http://s11.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=35W0S8PX3SOOR3UVT0HMTHFDSR
kind of trippy...

Spork
11-28-2005, 05:12 PM
I'll give you mad props if you manage to learn Dream Theater - Dance of Eternity. The thing is that it's played on a 6-string bass (tunned to B standard I think) so you'll probably have to do some minor transposing when he hits the high notes which isn't too often. You'll probably have to skip some of the bass solo though. I'm assuming you have transcription program Guitar Pro. If you don't already, you could get a free version in their website or just download the full version via p2p. Then go to mysongbook.com to download the tab.

I second this, John Myung is almost robotic in his playing.

Sinister
11-28-2005, 05:14 PM
I second this, John Myung is almost robotic in his playing.

Hell yeah he is. Damn, he plays stuff so fast and melodic it could be a(n extremely good) guitar line if it was a few octaves higher.

Jebus
11-28-2005, 05:59 PM
Also try Dream Theater - Erotomania. Once again, it's played on a 6-string but you should be able to transpose some of the notes on the strings you don't have on to the ones you do. From the tab, it doesn't seem that difficult. EDIT: Heh, I just noticed he doesn't use the B string at all. You should be able to play it in E standard then.
http://s13.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=3M2RTKX9231EA2AA63H7X3SZU6

EDIT: holy shit, I completely forgot about Ytse Jam! It's in E standard tunning(I know that's not what you're looking for) but you still have to try it. The bass lines completely pwn through out the whole song. http://s17.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=0CT0OZ05IP6CL1YR9S8OF0RARP