#1
A friend of mine is new to bass and he wants to jam with me tomorrow. Requesting a song that's pretty easy for him to play that doesn't just involve going bom bom bom bom bom on the same note all day.

Thanks in advance.
#2
hmm
longview - green day?

don't forget me - red hot chili peppers is a fun one, because the chord progression the bass plays is so common and easy to improvise over. Not too difficult at all either. I'd go with that one.

and of course, the obvious seven nation army - white stripes

and gigantic by the pixies
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hmm
longview - green day?

don't forget me - red hot chili peppers is a fun one, because the chord progression the bass plays is so common and easy to improvise over. Not too difficult at all either. I'd go with that one.

and of course, the obvious seven nation army - white stripes

and gigantic by the pixies

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hmm
longview - green day?

don't forget me - red hot chili peppers is a fun one, because the chord progression the bass plays is so common and easy to improvise over. Not too difficult at all either. I'd go with that one.

and of course, the obvious seven nation army - white stripes

and gigantic by the pixies

Hmm, I'll check those out, thanks.

I was already going to play the seven nation army solo while he plays bass, seems like obvious awesome.

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Mutt - Blink-182
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#8
Almost ANYTHING by Nirvana is easy for bass... Like polly, Or SLTS as suggested, Also If you want to go a bit faster i suggest Territorial Pissings.

And afcourse Seven nation army is as easy as can get.
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almost any misfits song

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almost any misfits song

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#15
I like the idea of Longview.

Blink's Carousel might be a good one to check out too. It's really easy, but the intro is awesome.

And 7 Nation Army is an obvious one.
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I like the idea of Longview.
Blink's Carousel might be a good one to check out too. It's really easy, but the intro is awesome.
And 7 Nation Army is an obvious one.


Agreed, however if he really is a newbie bassist then it'll be tough for him, this song does take some degree of skill to play the intro.
#17
Alot of Blink, also you should tell them to learn more songs that are a little harder for the next time you jam, it will encourage him to learn harder stuff and he'l get a bit better.
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#19
I'm gonna go with Seven Nation Army and Smells Like Teen Spirit. He hasn't learnt SLTS yet but he knows the song pretty well so he'll pick it up quickly.

Plus, playing solos with lots of bends always gives me an ego boost -.-
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Seven Nation Army
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#25
Requesting another song with a bit more difficulty after we get SLTS and Seven Nation Army down.
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Try 'Sunshine of your Love' or 'Badge', both by Cream. The bass is relatively easy and the former will be a good introduction to the blues scale.
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