#1
my bro just got a bass and hes looking for acouple easy songs to cover for fun
his favorite bands are tool, rush, soundgarden, radiohead and coldplay.
not so much coldplay he tells me because their bass is kinda boring.
anyways, he only has a 4string so no 5 string songs please.

thanks to all who contribute to this thread
#3
stay away from rush for a couple years...
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#4
^and tool.
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#5
sober by tool is relatively easy. theres not a whole lot of easy tool or rush songs on bass though. maybe try all i need by radiohead?
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#7
Sunshine of your love - Cream
Smoke on the water - Deep Purple
Anarchy in the UK - Sex Pistols
are pretty easy. And avoid Primus too. (although they are amazing)
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#8
Quote by Tearcon10
Sunshine of your love - Cream
Smoke on the water - Deep Purple
Anarchy in the UK - Sex Pistols
are pretty easy. And avoid Primus too. (although they are amazing)


Really, the verse is the only easy part for straight beginners. There's a lot of fills and fretwork in that song.
#9
Heres a few good starter songs i found but i am fond of this era of music (late 90's-early 2000's British stuff :P)

Buck Rogers-Feeder
Kung Fu-Ash
Bruise Pristine-Placebo
Creep-Radiohead

and on another note once your bro starts getting on a little

99 Red balloons-Goldfinger (gets you used to moving your hand and alt strumming takes a lot of work and could be a little frustrating getting used to doing alt strumming)

Another song (been learning this for a couple of weeks only got the intro riff really nailed down is Longview-Green Day.Its actually a good song at getting you used to new techniques early on.

And trust me stay away from tool till your decent its time signatures are just evil for me right now only been playing since May but im going at it full pelt (practised 2h today im pretty chuffed that 2h a day and im progressing at a good rate).

Also even though your brother says that they have boring bass lines if he enjoys the song he will enjoy learning it i am still like that i look at some lines but i find them fun cause i have a lot of love for the song and those ones i listed are prime examples of this.
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#10
I'd go for some theme songs. I'm a bass beginner too and I find the Pink panther and the James Bond themes pretty easy and awesome. And there's also the mario theme which is really fun to be honest
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#11
Quote by Deliriumbassist
Really, the verse is the only easy part for straight beginners. There's a lot of fills and fretwork in that song.

True, true.
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#13
your going down by sick puppies has a pretty cool bass line thats easy and fun to play
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I'm surprised nobody has said "Running with the Devil" yet......

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Low E,E,E,E,E,E,E,E....(AGAIN)
Bridge - A, G, A, G, E

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#16
Quote by Deliriumbassist
The thread titled "bass songs to learn" up at the top is a good starting point. Lots of suggestions in there.

this.

might I suggest Pink Floyd? Money might be good.

Soundgarden is ok, the bass never is what stands out to me. in Audioslave, you have Timmy C, maybe he'd like some of that?

Southbound Pachyderm by Primus is a great excercise in fingering for beginners.

Muse and Lenny Kravitz also might be good to look at.
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#18
RATM and Audioslave, Tim Commerford's lines arent to dificult but are for the most part really fun to play
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#19
The Offspring isn't too bad, maybe a little Sublime?
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