Bass Auditions



Its important first that you understand that this scholarship is for motivated students who must be interested in being successful as students first and performers second. All Sound Fuzion members must maintain good grades and pass their classes! So, grades are also reviewed as well as your audition before we award a scholarship.


You should come with your instrument in good repair (new strings and a freshly intonated instrument are recommended). You will be going direct into our console so you don't have to bring an amp (unless you want to use it for tone and it has a DI output). We are asking you to prepare six pieces. You will be judged on your ability to play the pieces with the following criteria:  musical accuracy, timing and feel. That means learn the parts as closely to the original as possible (except for item #6 below where we want to hear you solo on your instrument). You may be asked to play all or part of the following:


1) I want you back - The Jackson 5 (first 1:20):

7. Jackson 5 - I Want You Back

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2) Rain - The Beatles (first 2:00) (you can find a better version on Spotify)


"Rain" is a song by the English rock band The Beatles, credited to Lennon--McCartney. It was first released in June 1966 as the B-side of the "Paperback Writer ...


3) Give It Away - The Red Hot Chili Peppers (2:53-4:22):

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Give It Away [Official Music Video]

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4) Aeroplane - The Red Hot Chili Peppers (from 1:32-2:58):



Red Hot Chili Peppers - Aeroplane

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5) Cannonball - The Breeders (0:19-1:50):


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6) Prepare a 16 bar solo (starting at 0:19, BPM=96 for quarter note) along with this youtube: