Go Back   UG Community @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com > UG Community > Archives Of The Best Threads > Bass Archives
User Name  
Password
Search:

 
Old 04-03-2009, 12:48 AM   #1
the humanity
A Political Man
 
the humanity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Riverside, CA
The Songs You Need To Learn Thread, v.2.0

This is thread for the discussion of songs that you (the learner) wants to learn. we have suggestions at the front, but if you still need more, post about it. if you have an odd request, like something with a violin part, or a song in Eflat minor, ask.
This is a list of songs, and genres, for new players. This list is based on difficulty per genre, and many of the bass parts are going to be different. As an example, a song that is expert in pop would be medium in jazz. This is not a definitive list, more a guiding point for those at loss as to what to play next, or learn to play. For a new player, I would find a few songs you recognize, and try to learn them. For an experienced player I would find a genre description you like and learn some songs from that. This list is subject to change! Have fun playing!!!!

by the way! know some specific thing you want, like a romantic bassline or something really fast paced, just ask.

THE KEY
EX=Hard/Expert
MD=Medium
EZ=Easy
(T)-tapping
(S)-slap
(H)-harmonics
(F)-flamenco strumming (or other chord)
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by FatalGear41
I wouldn't call what we have here on the Bass Forum a mentality. It's more like the sharing part of an AA meeting.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jason Jillard
HUMANITY WHATS WRONG WITH YOU.


Warwick Fortress>>Acoustic AB50

http://www.myspace.com/rustingbloom

Last edited by the humanity : 06-09-2009 at 07:54 PM.
the humanity is offline  
Old 04-03-2009, 12:48 AM   #2
the humanity
A Political Man
 
the humanity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Riverside, CA
Steve Harris (Iron Maiden)

metal
Metal bass. Let those guitars turn up and drive it- you can punch past without that stupid level of distortion, you can get guttural roaring lows and explosive highs. or you can get clack, lower your action, and use your frets to clack up your sound. You can even join in the distorted frenzy, throwing on some fuzz to play some grind or for your wicked bass solo. for metal, tone is not a worry, because as long as it sounds brutal with the band, you can do whatever you want.
1. EX-Scarified-Racer X (T)
2. MD-The Trooper- Iron Maiden
3. MD-Blood and Thuder-Mastodon
MD - Black Sabbath - Electric Funeral
MD - Pantera - Mouth for Warn
4. EZ-Pull The Plug- Death
5. EZ-Enter Sandman-Metallica
EZ-Five Magics - Megadeth
EZ - Countdown to Extinction - Megadeth - Metal
EZ - Slayer - Mandatory Suicide
EZ - Black Sabbath - Heaven and Hell
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by FatalGear41
I wouldn't call what we have here on the Bass Forum a mentality. It's more like the sharing part of an AA meeting.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jason Jillard
HUMANITY WHATS WRONG WITH YOU.


Warwick Fortress>>Acoustic AB50

http://www.myspace.com/rustingbloom

Last edited by the humanity : 11-21-2009 at 03:41 PM.
the humanity is offline  
Old 04-03-2009, 12:49 AM   #3
the humanity
A Political Man
 
the humanity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Riverside, CA
Tim Commerford (RATM)

hard rock
Make a beat and smile. Flip on some drive, or heavy it up with some bass. You can do whatever you want as long as everyone knows that the only reason that guitar is soloing is because you’re letting him. Because you and your 27 amps are nice like that. Tonewise, you want to stand out when you riff, but to blend in when you follow those guitars.
1. EX-Welcome Home- Coheed and Cambria (S)
2. MD-Iron Man- Black Sabbath
3. MD-Sweet Child of Mine-Guns n' Roses
4. EZ-Bulls on Parade-Rage Against The Machine
5. EZ- Caution: Dangerous Curves Ahead- Maylene and the Sons of Disaster
EZ- Sliver - Nirvana
EZ - Holy Diver - Dio
MD- Even Flow, Pearl Jam
MD- Black, Pearl Jam
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by FatalGear41
I wouldn't call what we have here on the Bass Forum a mentality. It's more like the sharing part of an AA meeting.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jason Jillard
HUMANITY WHATS WRONG WITH YOU.


Warwick Fortress>>Acoustic AB50

http://www.myspace.com/rustingbloom

Last edited by the humanity : 12-03-2009 at 02:01 AM.
the humanity is offline  
Old 04-03-2009, 12:49 AM   #4
the humanity
A Political Man
 
the humanity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Riverside, CA
John Entwistle (The Who)

classic rock
Old School. Acid Rock. Vintage Rock. Hippie Music. The classics. The bands your dad showed you when you were a kid. the ones you listened to back when you were poor. When the electric bass was young. When the world was going to change. because, you know, with a little wooliness and a passive bass, you may just start a revolution.
1. EX-Roundabout-Yes
2. MD-My Generation- The Who
3. MD- Mr. Big- Free
4. EZ-Money- Pink Floyd
5. EZ-Sunshine of Your Love-Cream
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by FatalGear41
I wouldn't call what we have here on the Bass Forum a mentality. It's more like the sharing part of an AA meeting.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jason Jillard
HUMANITY WHATS WRONG WITH YOU.


Warwick Fortress>>Acoustic AB50

http://www.myspace.com/rustingbloom
the humanity is offline  
Old 04-03-2009, 12:50 AM   #5
the humanity
A Political Man
 
the humanity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Riverside, CA
Justin Chancellor (Tool)

alt/prog rock
That’s how they always did it. But not how you will. Because you are not one of these ‘clean only’ or ‘feel the bass’ types, you wanna be heard. And you wanna be different. Because that is how you like it. and you’ll load on effects, or slap in a slow song, or play completely clean (o_0) just because you feel like it.
1. EX-YYZ-Rush
EX Panic Attack - Dream Theatre
2. MD-Schism- Tool
3. MD- Hysteria-Muse
4. EZ-Southbound Pachyderm- Primus (F)
5. EZ-Would?-Alice In Chains
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by FatalGear41
I wouldn't call what we have here on the Bass Forum a mentality. It's more like the sharing part of an AA meeting.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jason Jillard
HUMANITY WHATS WRONG WITH YOU.


Warwick Fortress>>Acoustic AB50

http://www.myspace.com/rustingbloom

Last edited by the humanity : 06-11-2009 at 01:41 AM.
the humanity is offline  
Old 04-03-2009, 12:51 AM   #6
the humanity
A Political Man
 
the humanity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Riverside, CA
Donald "Duck" Dunn (Stax/Albert King/ Booker T and the MG’s)

blues
the groove. dial out all the clack, boost some mids and bass. thump along to an old dusty vinyl, swinging the whole way. outdated? never. and if it is, you may just have to write a 12 bar lament about it...
1. EX-The Lemon Song- Led Zeppelin
2. MD-Red House- Jimi Hendrix
3. MD-Pride and Joy-Stevie Ray Vaughan
4. EZ-Born Under A Bad Sign- Albert King
5. EZ-Stormy Monday- T. Bone Walker
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by FatalGear41
I wouldn't call what we have here on the Bass Forum a mentality. It's more like the sharing part of an AA meeting.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jason Jillard
HUMANITY WHATS WRONG WITH YOU.


Warwick Fortress>>Acoustic AB50

http://www.myspace.com/rustingbloom
the humanity is offline  
Old 04-03-2009, 12:51 AM   #7
the humanity
A Political Man
 
the humanity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Riverside, CA
Adam Nitti (Adam Nitti)
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/54/1...bc60a2d.jpg?v=0
jazz
Improvised art, they call it. Jazz. The perfect genre. You don’t get a set riff, you walk from here to there. Or you just improvise over a little hook the horns are doing. Just keep it clear, and keep it deep. Because you’ll pull this song along into something perfect. Because nobody has heard it just like this before, or ever will again.
1. EX-Skitzo-Adam Nitti (H, F, T, S)
2. MD- Linus and Lucy- Stu Hamm (T, S)
3. MD- Mr PC- John Coltrane
4. EZ-So What- Miles Davis
5. EZ-Autumn Leaves- Joseph Kosma and Jacques Prévert
EX- Blast- Marcus Miller
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by FatalGear41
I wouldn't call what we have here on the Bass Forum a mentality. It's more like the sharing part of an AA meeting.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jason Jillard
HUMANITY WHATS WRONG WITH YOU.


Warwick Fortress>>Acoustic AB50

http://www.myspace.com/rustingbloom

Last edited by the humanity : 12-03-2009 at 01:59 AM.
the humanity is offline  
Old 04-03-2009, 12:52 AM   #8
the humanity
A Political Man
 
the humanity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Riverside, CA
Mark Hoppus (Blink 182/+44)

pop
Does it sell? Is it fresh? Is it new? Are you catchy? Are you precise? Because whatever you are, it’s gotta hit those ears, and they gotta freak out. because you complete that song with that one thing the bass does so well- make it interesting. So focus on the music, you tone freaks. because as long as it makes the girls scream your name, it’s gotta be good.
1. EX- Obstacle 1- Interpol
2. MD-Misery Business-Paramore
3. MD-Murder on the Dancefloor-Sophie Ellis Bextor
4. EZ-Carousel-Blink 182
5. EZ-Dance Dance-Fall Out Boy
EZ- Inaction- We Are Scientists
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by FatalGear41
I wouldn't call what we have here on the Bass Forum a mentality. It's more like the sharing part of an AA meeting.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jason Jillard
HUMANITY WHATS WRONG WITH YOU.


Warwick Fortress>>Acoustic AB50

http://www.myspace.com/rustingbloom

Last edited by the humanity : 06-17-2009 at 02:21 AM.
the humanity is offline  
Old 04-03-2009, 12:53 AM   #9
the humanity
A Political Man
 
the humanity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Riverside, CA
Bootsy Collins (Bootsy Collins/Parliament-Funkadelic/James Brown)

funk
the lights and sounds of funk are the best thing you’ll ever see. from a slick, thumpy fingerstyle driving notes into your feet or a wicked slap bouncing around through all kinds of effects, you know funk is there for dancing. And always there.
1. EX- What is Hip- Tower of Power
2. MD- Space Cowboy- Jamiroquai (S)
3. MD-Sex Machine-James Brown
4. EZ-Brick House- The Commodores (can be played slap)
5. EZ-Good Times-Chic
EZ - Fire - Ohio Players
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by FatalGear41
I wouldn't call what we have here on the Bass Forum a mentality. It's more like the sharing part of an AA meeting.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jason Jillard
HUMANITY WHATS WRONG WITH YOU.


Warwick Fortress>>Acoustic AB50

http://www.myspace.com/rustingbloom
the humanity is offline  
Old 04-03-2009, 12:53 AM   #10
the humanity
A Political Man
 
the humanity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Riverside, CA
Arif Mirabdolbaghi (Protest The Hero)

______core
power. There is nothing but power and rage, and who is strongest. The ‘core’ music, with it’s loud variations, from the original hardcore to post-hardcore, melodic hardcore, metalcore, skate punk, grindcore, thrashcore, and sludge metal is what you play, and however you have to, because you are there to make that mix edgy and heavy, you are making a wall of war, because this is the complexity of a serial killer with the rage of a rabid animal.
1. EX-Sequoia Throne -Protest The Hero (T, H)
2. MD-Unholy Confessions- Avenged Sevenfold
3. MD- Blindfolds Aside- Protest The Hero (T)
4. EZ-Exs and Ohs- Atreyu
5. EZ-FCPREMIX- The Fall Of Troy
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by FatalGear41
I wouldn't call what we have here on the Bass Forum a mentality. It's more like the sharing part of an AA meeting.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jason Jillard
HUMANITY WHATS WRONG WITH YOU.


Warwick Fortress>>Acoustic AB50

http://www.myspace.com/rustingbloom

Last edited by the humanity : 04-03-2009 at 05:59 PM.
the humanity is offline  
Old 04-03-2009, 12:54 AM   #11
the humanity
A Political Man
 
the humanity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Riverside, CA
Dee Dee Ramone (The Ramones)

punk
sound. pure noise. an avalance of growl and power. This is punk, where the point was never the music, it was the excuse to get up on that soapbox and tell the world to blow off. with a pick in hand, and maybe an old Fender P-bass (or even a different bass, what are they doing telling you what to play?) you hammer that fast repeating bassline because you know every note you play is a grain of sand shoveled from foundations of the status quo.
1. EX-Maxwell Murder-Rancid
2. MD-Quincintuple Your Money- The Lawrence Arms
3. MD-Armegeddon-Alkaline Trio
4. EZ-Guns of Brixton-The Clash
5. EZ-Blitzkrieg Bop- The Ramones
EZ- Longview- Green Day
EZ - Reptilia - The Strokes - Punk
EZ - Gotta Get Away - The Offspring - Punk
EZ - London Calling - The Clash
MD - When I Come Around - Green Day - Punk/Rock
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by FatalGear41
I wouldn't call what we have here on the Bass Forum a mentality. It's more like the sharing part of an AA meeting.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jason Jillard
HUMANITY WHATS WRONG WITH YOU.


Warwick Fortress>>Acoustic AB50

http://www.myspace.com/rustingbloom

Last edited by the humanity : 11-21-2009 at 03:42 PM.
the humanity is offline  
Old 04-03-2009, 12:55 AM   #12
the humanity
A Political Man
 
the humanity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Riverside, CA
Aston "Family Man" Barrett (Bob Marley and the Wailers)
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3096...70ab6d8.jpg?v=0
ska/reggae
easy. just be cool and easy. lean back and feel that boom. in and out, out and in. so much ganja laying around, that beat is gonna take over everything. and you are gonna just ride it, man. with the lows cranked and your hands up by the frets, you’re gonna hit those smooths. and nobody will really remember, but they aren’t gonna forget either.
1. EX-On & On & On- Catch 22
2. MD-Come Original-311 (S)
3. EZ-Jammin-Bob Marley
EZ-Predicting your Future - Carlton Livingston
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by FatalGear41
I wouldn't call what we have here on the Bass Forum a mentality. It's more like the sharing part of an AA meeting.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jason Jillard
HUMANITY WHATS WRONG WITH YOU.


Warwick Fortress>>Acoustic AB50

http://www.myspace.com/rustingbloom

Last edited by the humanity : 06-17-2009 at 02:21 AM.
the humanity is offline  
Old 04-03-2009, 12:56 AM   #13
the humanity
A Political Man
 
the humanity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Riverside, CA
Rick Danko (Bob Dylan/The Band)

country/folk
if life was a country song, there wouldn’t be any war. we would all just ride into the sun, doing amazing things while we longed for that pretty girl (or cute guy) we left back in Tallahasee. The bass is the reigns, guiding that drummer onto the next chord like a cowboy to the next town. See you riding at sunset!
1. EZ-Jambalaya-Hank Williams
2. EZ- Folsom Prison Blues-Johnny Cash
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by FatalGear41
I wouldn't call what we have here on the Bass Forum a mentality. It's more like the sharing part of an AA meeting.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jason Jillard
HUMANITY WHATS WRONG WITH YOU.


Warwick Fortress>>Acoustic AB50

http://www.myspace.com/rustingbloom
the humanity is offline  
Old 04-03-2009, 12:56 AM   #14
the humanity
A Political Man
 
the humanity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Riverside, CA
Les Claypool (Primus/ Flying Frog Brigade)

slap songs
1. EX-Tommy the Cat- Primus, (S, T)
2. MD-Come Original-311 (S)
3. MD-Aeroplane- Red Hot Chili Peppers (S)
4. EZ-Fly Away-Lenny Kravitz, (S)
5. EZ-Higher Ground-Red Hot Chili Peppers, (S)
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by FatalGear41
I wouldn't call what we have here on the Bass Forum a mentality. It's more like the sharing part of an AA meeting.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jason Jillard
HUMANITY WHATS WRONG WITH YOU.


Warwick Fortress>>Acoustic AB50

http://www.myspace.com/rustingbloom

Last edited by the humanity : 04-23-2009 at 09:50 AM.
the humanity is offline  
Old 04-03-2009, 12:57 AM   #15
the humanity
A Political Man
 
the humanity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Riverside, CA
Jaco Pastorius (Jaco Pastorius/ Weather Report)

solo songs
1. EX-A Portrait of Tracy-Jaco Pastorius (H, F)
2. EX-Classical Thump- Victor Wooten (S)
3. EX-Concerto for Double Bass, Movement 1- Dragonatti (originally on upright containing arco, just sustain until you are rich)
4. MD-Scoop-Marcus Miller (S, F, H)
5. EZ-Happy Birthday- various artists
6. EZ-Biosphere- Giaco Mederico (H)
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by FatalGear41
I wouldn't call what we have here on the Bass Forum a mentality. It's more like the sharing part of an AA meeting.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jason Jillard
HUMANITY WHATS WRONG WITH YOU.


Warwick Fortress>>Acoustic AB50

http://www.myspace.com/rustingbloom

Last edited by the humanity : 04-22-2009 at 09:48 PM.
the humanity is offline  
Old 04-03-2009, 12:58 AM   #16
the humanity
A Political Man
 
the humanity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Riverside, CA
THE KEY
EX=Hard/Expert
MD=Medium
EZ=Easy
(T)-tapping
(S)-slap
(H)-harmonics
(F)-flamenco strumming (or other chord)

you may submit songs- but only if you can take the time to write exactly how I wrote it, so the copy paste will be easy. If I am ever no longer a regular poster on this forum and gain this thing called a ‘life’ (overrated, I bet), I ask the mods to continue the updating of this thread. if you see a misspelling or error in this thread, please point it out, it is a rather large thread.

The End
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by FatalGear41
I wouldn't call what we have here on the Bass Forum a mentality. It's more like the sharing part of an AA meeting.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jason Jillard
HUMANITY WHATS WRONG WITH YOU.


Warwick Fortress>>Acoustic AB50

http://www.myspace.com/rustingbloom

Last edited by the humanity : 06-09-2009 at 07:50 PM.
the humanity is offline  
Old 04-03-2009, 01:00 AM   #17
anarkee
oh the horror!
 
anarkee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Satellite of love
__________________
"I have suffered for my music and now it's your turn." Neil Innes

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nutter_101
Don't you mean "Why do we alcoholics keep taking about bass?"?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LHWok-9xhc Yup.
anarkee is offline  
Old 04-03-2009, 01:02 AM   #18
the humanity
A Political Man
 
the humanity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Riverside, CA
Quote:
Originally Posted by samskii
Nice. Did you decide against links to tabs? And to the old thread?

I'm gonna do that later, I may make the name of the band link to the tab and the song name to a video, I'm not sure.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by FatalGear41
I wouldn't call what we have here on the Bass Forum a mentality. It's more like the sharing part of an AA meeting.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jason Jillard
HUMANITY WHATS WRONG WITH YOU.


Warwick Fortress>>Acoustic AB50

http://www.myspace.com/rustingbloom
the humanity is offline  
Old 04-03-2009, 01:29 AM   #19
anarkee
oh the horror!
 
anarkee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Satellite of love
Nick--now that the thread is safely intact, why don't you take your rant out of the first post and put in a link to the old thread?
__________________
"I have suffered for my music and now it's your turn." Neil Innes

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nutter_101
Don't you mean "Why do we alcoholics keep taking about bass?"?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LHWok-9xhc Yup.
anarkee is offline  
Old 04-03-2009, 01:31 AM   #20
samskii
Vanilla Cream Flame Maple
 
samskii's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Five minutes away from where I need to be...
I like the rant, it adds character. And did you see my edit?
__________________
I have:
Acoustic B200H+B115 cab, Schecter Stiletto Custom 4, Rondo Fretless, Boss EQ-7.

Some men just want to watch the world burn. And they work at Behringer.
samskii is offline  
 


Thread Tools Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:23 AM.

Forum Archives / About / Terms of Use / Advertise / Contact / Ultimate-Guitar.Com © 2014
Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.0.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.