#1
Hey, im still new to bass and on the advice of my teacher i need to look into different styles of music and their basslines. He suggested latin and reggae so i can hear different styles of basslines and the way they fit into the music. Are there any bands you guys can suggest from the above genres that are good/interesting also bands from any other genres have interesting basslines or different styles would be welcome. Cheers!
#2
there's alot from pink floyd

money is one of the best known basslines
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#3
Stir it up - Bob Marley and the Wailers
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#5
Most ska songs have good bass lines. Check out Streetlight Manifesto if you want some challenging lines.
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#6
Was listening to the gorillaz earlier, the got some nice lines.
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#7
Cannibal Corpse - Hammer Smashed Face
seriously, the bass before the first verse is just insane
#9
Bedouin Soundclash and State Radio is modern reggae with cool bass.

+1 on Streetlight too.
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#10
Jaco Pastorius. He's jazz.
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Bedouin Soundclash and State Radio is modern reggae with cool bass.

+1 on Streetlight too.

+1. I haven't heard of Bedouin Soundclash but State Radio and Streetlight are excellent.
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#12
learn some death metal

really, itll take you playing to a totally different level

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#13
Dub Trio have some nice basslines, have a look for Mortar Dub
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#14
check out are you in by incubus. Absolutely awesome bassline.
also the best punk bassline (and solo) ever 'maxwell murder' by rancid
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#15
So What by Miles Davis is a classic and has great bass, although it's upright. That shouldn't really matter unless the point is to listen to other ELECTRIC bass players.
#18
Almost everything from rush has catchy and fun to play bass lines...you could try it.
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#19
What is and what should never be By Led Zeppelin is awesome. girls and boys by Blur is pretty awesome too!! Charles Mingus in another great bass player. 5:15 by the who has an awesome bass solo, as well as "My Generation" Jaco Pasturius is the hendrix of bass, so that would be a good starting point. I recommend "Teen Town" and "Donna Lee" which are both pretty hard. but sound so cool.
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Dub Trio have some nice basslines, have a look for Mortar Dub

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#23
how bout some Iron Maiden? Alot of galloping basslines, very fun and interesting to play.
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I want to know what effects he's using on that track, it's probably the lowest bassline I've ever heared
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#25
I don't know alot of latin music so I will just a name a song with a nice latin bass line. Darkshines by Muse. This is probably one of Wolstenholme's greatest basslines and it gets very little attention.

As for reggae... Alot of Bob Marley and the Wailers. Aston "Family Man" Barrett is a beast. I saw the Wailers last month and he just blew me away the entire time. For more modern music I would say look up Pasafire and try to tab out their songs. The Supervillains have some good basslines that aren't too difficult.

I don't know much reggae, but I'm trying.
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#26
the clash??? Paul Chambers is essential to finding time, space,and tasteful groove.
#27
Thanks for all the reccomendations il try an get a look at most of them and learn sum tabs
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