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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 4:17 am    Post subject: Bass songs Reply with quote

Wasn't sure what sction to put this in, but I now have my own bass and am wondering what some good songs to start with would be, or good bands in general. Also, any good sites with lessons and all that would help as well. Thanks dudez.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 4:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd suggest waiting to try out chili peppers stuff, but go through some of your favorite albums and you'll hear and notice cool bass lines, etc. then go to the google and search for the tabs.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 5:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yea, I'd say the same thing as cowbell, just listen to music that you like and see which songs you'd like to learn on bass. The first songs I learned on bass were "chick magnet" by MxPx, and "carousel" by blink 182 and the song "Social" by squirtgun, it's the song at the beginning of the movie mallrats. They're all fun to play, but they might not be your cup of tea, just learn whatever songs you like.

Unless you learn new things pretty quickly, I wouldn't go for anything complicated like RHCP though, but since you play guitar, I'm sure you can handle something more complex than the basic root note bass songs.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

just jam along with some of your fav cd's, start with something simple to stay motivated Wink

way way back i had a bass teacher (for a couple of months),
first song i learned was the cranberries' 'zombie' (yeah..i know), second one was maiden's 'number of the beast (again; yeah..i know), then it was tool stuff, then i left the course because i didn't feel like i was learning anything useful..sure it's fun to be able to play songs and they help you find your own style of playing but some theoretical baggage is very handy too when you start playing in bands. (scales, how to lock in with drums and not 'overplay' or erm 'underplay')

as long as you're having fun i guess, bass has always been my first love.Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As lame and obvious as it might sound, Nirvana had some great basslines.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sugarloaf - Green Eyed Lady

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beatles; Macca's an ace bassist, completely underrated, their early stuff'll help you establish the theory a bit easier too and you'll be walking all over in no time ;]
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doog wrote:
As lame and obvious as it might sound, Nirvana had some great basslines.


Yea! Nirvana had some awesome sounding basslines that are pretty easy to play.

And shadow's suggestion of London Calling is a great one too! Awesome sounding, powerful bassline, but still easy to play!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The white stripes have awesome bass lines too.


well actually the racunteers do.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2006 2:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Play the "night court" intro.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

matte30is wrote:
Play the "night court" intro.


haha! +1

i play that sometimes during soundchecks. that and big bottom. it's a good test to see how cool the audience is. if i rip into big bottom and they start laughing, i know they'll enjoy my unique brand of humor.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

St. Jimmy wrote:
matte30is wrote:
Play the "night court" intro.


haha! +1

i play that sometimes during soundchecks. that and big bottom. it's a good test to see how cool the audience is. if i rip into big bottom and they start laughing, i know they'll enjoy my unique brand of humor.


haha awesome!
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