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Old 06-24-2012, 02:00 PM   #1
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The Songs You Need To Learn Thread: Version 3.0

Bored, and looking for something fun to play? Trying to improve your technique? Maybe you just want to learn something that'll impress people; regardless, this thread covers all of these situations, and it depends on you. Yep, you; this thread is being powered by the members of the bass forum. While I'll be sure to start off with a decent amount of songs, if you want this list to really grow, it's up to you guys, and the songs you submit.

When you submit a song, make sure your post includes all of these:
  • Song name
  • Artist name
  • Genre
  • Difficulty
  • Any techniques that will be necessary (slap, tapping, et cetera)

If you disagree with anything on the list of songs (a song is listed as the wrong difficulty or genre, or you feel that a different version of the song has better bass), please be sure to post in here (politely) voicing your opinion.

I'm really trying to combine the best of V1 and V2 of this thread. As a result, this thread will still be sorted by genre. However, the descriptions and pictures for each genre are being removed, in order to make the list easier to navigate. Also, I will be trying to include songs from the V1 thread; however, I can really only include songs I know, so they can be appropriately listed by genre and difficulty. As a result, this thread will initially be lacking in genres that I'm not as familiar with (which would most heavily be jazz, blues and country, or really, anything outside of rock; sorry for my bias); because of this, it's up to you guys to submit more songs for those genres to even this list out a bit.

The list will be divided by genre. From there, all bands within that genre will be listed alphabetically. Included in the listing will be the difficulty of the song (EZ for easy, MD for medium, EX for expert), as well as any special techniques needed (S for slap-and-pop, T for tapping, H for harmonics).

There is also a section at the end entirely dedicated to slap songs. This is so those who are looking to work on their slapping can find all the slap songs on the list in one place, as well as some extra ones.

Now, on to the list:

Metal


Amoral - Atrocity Evolution [MD]
The Black Dahlia Murder - Everything Went Black [EX]
Death - Pull The Plug [EZ]
Eagle Fly Free - Helloween [EX] (T)
Gojira - Sight to Behold [MD]
Immortal - Tyrants [EZ]
Iron Maiden - The Trooper [MD]
Mastodon - Blood and Thunder [MD]
Megadeth - A Tout Le Monde [EZ]
Megadeth - Countdown to Extinction [EZ]
Megadeth - Dawn Patrol [MD]
Megadeth - Five Magics [EZ]
Megadeth - Peace Sells [MD]
Megadeth - Symphony of Destruction [MD]
Metallica - Anesthesia (Pulling Teeth) [EX] (T) (also includes artificial harmonics)
Metallica - Enter Sandman [EZ]
Metallica - For Whom The Bell Tolls [EZ]
Metallica - Master of Puppets [MD]
Metallica - Orion [MD]
Lamb of God - Omerta [MD]
Pantera - Mouth for Warn [MD]
Racer X - Scarified [EX] (T)
Slayer - Mandatory Suicide [EZ]
Spawn of Possession - In My Own Greed [EX]


Hard Rock


Black Sabbath - Electric Funeral [MD]
Black Sabbath - Heaven and Hell [EZ]
Black Sabbath - Iron Man [MD]
Coheed and Cambria - Welcome Home [EZ] (S)
Dio - Holy Diver [EZ]
Guns n' Roses - Sweet Child of Mine [MD]
Maylene and The Sons of Disaster - Caution: Dangerous Curves Ahead [EZ]
Pearl Jam - Even Flow [MD]
Pearl Jam - Black [MD]
Rage Against The Machine - Bullet In The Head [EZ]
Rage Against The Machine - Bulls on Parade [EZ]
Rage Against The Machine - Killing In The Name Of [EZ]
Rush - Free Will [EX]
Thousand Foot Krutch - Absolute [EZ]
Thousand Foot Krutch - Fire It Up[EZ]
Thousand Foot Krutch - Welcome to The Masquerade [EZ]
The Who - Won't Get Fooled Again [EX]


Classic Rock


The Beatles - Come Together [EZ]
Cream - Sunshine of Your Love [EZ]
Foghat - Slow Ride [MD] (S)
Free - Mr. Big [MD]
Pink Floyd - Money [EZ]
The Who - My Generation [MD]
Yes - Roundabout [EX]


Alternative Rock


AFI - Miss Murder [MD]
Alice In Chains - Would? [EZ]
Brand New - Sic Gloria Transit...Glory Fades [EZ]
Casting Crowns - What This World Needs [MD]
Cursive - The Recluse [MD]
Dream Theater - Constant Motion [EX]
Dream Theater - Instrumedly [EX]
Dream Theater - Panic Attack [EX] {Played on 6-string; playable on 5-string}
Explosions In The Sky - A Song For Our Fathers [MD]
Hillsong - Break Free [EZ]
Hillsong - Deeper [EZ]
Hillsong - Salvation is Here [EZ]
Interpol - Obstacle 1 [MD]
Interpol - PDA [MD]
Lights Resolve - Dreaming of Love [EZ]
Modest Mouse - Dramamine [EZ]
Muse - Hysteria [MD]
Muse - Liquid State [MD]
Muse - Plug In Baby [EZ]
Nirvana - Sliver [EZ]
Nirvana - Lounge Act [MD]
Primus - Southbound Pachyderm [EZ]
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Animal Bar [EZ]
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication [MD]
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Can't Stop [MD] (S)
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Dani California [MD]
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Don't Forget Me [EZ]
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Snow (Hey Oh) [MD]
Red Hot Chili Peppers - So Much I [MD]
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Wet Sand [MD]
Rush - YYZ [EX]
Tool - Schism [MD]
Weezer - Only In Dreams [MD]

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Old 06-24-2012, 02:00 PM   #2
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Blues


Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign [EZ]
Blues Brothers - Soul Man [MD]
Jimi Hendrix - Red House [MD]
Led Zeppelin - The Lemon Song [EX]
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Pride and Joy [MD]
T. Bone Walker - Stormy Monday [EZ]


Jazz


Adam Nitti - Skitzo [EX] (H)(T)(S)
John Coltrane - Mr. PC [MD]
Joseph Kosma and Jacques Prévert - Autumn Leaves [EZ]
The Mahavishnu Orchestra - One Word [MD]
Marcus Miller - Blast [EX]
Miles Davis - So What [EZ]
Stu Hamm - Linus and Lucy [MD] (T)(S)
Weather Report - Birdland [EX] (H)


Pop/Pop Punk


Blink 182 - Always [EZ]
Blink 182 - Carousel [EZ]
Blink 182 - I Miss You [EZ]
Cinema Bizarre - Forever or Never [EZ]
Fall Out Boy - Dance Dance [EZ]
The Killers - Jenny Was a Friend of Mine [MD]
Owl City - Good Time/Carly Rae Jaepson [EZ]
Paramore - Misery Business [MD]
Sophie Ellis Bextor - Murder On The Dancefloor [MD]
Superchick - We Live [EZ]
We Are Scientists - Inaction [EZ]


Funk


Bela Fleck & The Flecktones/Victor Wooten - Sex In a Pan [MD]
Chic - Good Times [EZ]
The Commodores - Brick House [EZ]
Ohio Players - Fire [EZ]
James Brown - Sex Machine [MD]
Jamiroquai - Space Cowboy [MD] (S)
Ratatat - Wildcat [EZ]
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Higher Ground [EZ] (S)
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Suck My Kiss [EZ]
Tower of Power - What is Hip [EX]


_____core


Avenged Sevenfold - Bat Country [MD]
Avenged Sevenfold - Unholy Confessions [MD]
The Fall of Troy - FXPREMIX [EZ]
Protest The Hero - Blindfolds Aside [MD]
Protest The Hero - Bloodmeat [EX] (T) {5-string required}
Protest The Hero - Bone Marrow [EX] {5-string required}
Protest The Hero - Sequoia Throne [EX] {5-string required}


Punk


Alkaline Trio - Armegeddon [MD]
Anti-Flag - This Is The End (For You My Friend) [MD]
Black Flag - Six Pack [EZ]
The Clash - Guns of Brixton [EZ]
The Clash - London Calling [EZ]
Green Day - Brat [EZ]
Green Day - Longview [EZ]
Green Day - Welcome to Paradise [EZ]
Green Day - When I Come Around [MD]
The Lawrence Arms - Quincintuple Your Money [MD]
The Offspring - Gotta Get Away [EZ]
Pennywise - Bro Hymn [EZ]
The Ramones - Blitzkrieg Bop [EZ]
Rancid - Maxwell Murder [EX]
The Strokes - Reptilia [EZ]


Ska/Reggae


311 - Come Original [MD]
Bob Marley - Jammin [EZ]
Carlton Livingston - Predicting Your Future [EZ]
Catch 22 - On & On & On [EX]
Sublime - Santeria [MD]


Country/Folk


Hank Williams - Jambalaya [EZ]
Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues [EZ]


Solo Songs


Happy Birthday [EZ]
Dragonatti - Concerto for Double Bass, Movement 1 [EX] (originally on upright containing arco, just sustain until you are rich)
Giaco Mederico - Biosphere [EZ] (H)
Jaco Pastorius - A Portrait of Tracy [EX]
Marcus Miller - Scoop [MD] (S)(H)
Victor Wooten - Classical Thump [EX] (S)(T)
Victor Wooten - Sex In a Pan [MD]


Slap Songs


Adam Nitti - Skitzo [EX] (H)(T)(S)
Coheed and Cambria - Welcome Home [EX] (S)
Foghat - Slow Ride
Jamiroquai - Space Cowboy [MD] (S)
Lenny Kravitz - Fly Away [EZ] (S)
Marcus Miller - Scoop [MD] (S)
Primus - Tommy The Cat [EX] (S)(T)
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Aeroplane [MD] (S)
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Can't Stop [MD] (S)
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Higher Ground [EZ] (S)
Stu Hamm - Linus and Lucy [MD] (T)(S)
Victor Wooten - Classical Thump [EX] (S)(T)
Alf TV Opening Theme [MD]

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Old 06-24-2012, 07:46 PM   #3
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First post!

Metal -
Merallica-master of puppets- medium
The black dahlia murder- everything went black- hard
Immortal-tyrants-easy

Pop-
Cinema bizarre- forever or never- easy
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Thank you sir. Also, +1 for the Homestuck reference, but if you're going to claim to be Karkat, you're going to have to be a lot angrier.

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Thanks you sir. Also, +1 for the Homestuck reference, but if you're going to claim to be Karkat, you're going to have to be a lot angrier.

Like a huss finally someone who gets that reference
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Old 06-24-2012, 08:33 PM   #6
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I'm not sure which category this is (yes, I'm a bad person) but Sex In A Pan by Victor Wooten/Bela Fleck and the Fleckstones is nice. I think it would be medium difficulty?
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Old 06-24-2012, 08:43 PM   #7
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That's an amazing bassline. I put it in both Funk and Solo Songs.
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Old 06-24-2012, 09:36 PM   #8
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That's an amazing bassline. I put it in both Funk and Solo Songs.

It is.. it is
Uhm, another song could be A Song For Our Fathers by Explosion in the Sky. Not sure what genre it is (yeah...) and it's fairly easy.
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It is.. it is
Uhm, another song could be A Song For Our Fathers by Explosion in the Sky. Not sure what genre it is (yeah...) and it's fairly easy.
Look back at the thread that was suggested to you in, then look at this thread again.
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Well.. now I just feel foolish :P
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There really needs to be a fusion section for Jaco Pastorius, Herbie Hancock, etc.
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I feel like we'd be better off just putting it in the genre it most resembles. I really don't know if we need more subdivisions on the list.
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Old 06-28-2012, 03:47 AM   #13
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Well i am not sharing any song , i would really like to appreciate this thread as i am a crazy about guitar playing. i just love it.
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Old 07-02-2012, 02:21 AM   #14
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Might I suggest a technique/genre section just for Primus?
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Old 07-02-2012, 11:34 AM   #15
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A section just for one artist seems wasteful, and if I were to make one, I'd choose RHCP first.

There's a section for slap, and if we get enough songs on here using tapping, I'll make one for that too.
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I learned Blood and Thunder for my band I thinkit is definetly an expert song.
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Hard Rock
Rush- Freewill Expert(Bass Solo)
Les Claypool-One Better EX
Blues
Blues Brothers-Soul Man MD
Metal
Mettalica-Orion MD
Hard Rock
The Who- Won't Get Fooled Again EX
Metal
Avenged Sevenfold- Bat Country MD
Punk
Green Day- Brat EZ
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Jazz(probably Jazz Fusion)

The Mahavishnu Orchestra-One Word [MD].
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Old 08-05-2012, 03:23 PM   #19
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Thanks to both of you; your songs have been added.
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Old 08-15-2012, 04:20 PM   #20
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The band labels themselves as Hard Rock, Nu Metal and Rap Metal so whichever you think it belongs to. (probably hard rock)
Absolute by Thousand Foot Krutch
Fire It Up by Thousand Foot Krutch
Welcome To The Masquerade by Thousand Foot Krutch

All those are pretty easy.

We Live by Superchick (Pop?) - Easy/Medium
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