#1
ok so my brother boght a bass yesterday, i play guitar for 1 1/5 years and i can play bass way better than him and know how the bass works and all that things so i cant teach him something until he finds a teacher.
but do you know any easy songs he can learn?? he likes anything that is rock, the popular one, 80's 90's, metal too, whatever, the thing is to give something in what he can work at the moment.
note: i told him to do digitation, to plactise the 2 fingers movement and all that things.
oooh, he is left handed but plays it as a right handed and doesnt seems to have problems with that, and he has long nails in both hands, is that ok?? i think no, i mean, long nails are good for guitarrits, but i dont have them long and when i play bass i sound better than him, any advise??
cheers, christian!
#4
Beatles. Metallica and Megadeth have good basslines too, but a lot harder.
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#5
Check out the stickies at the top of the forum, there is a Songs you need to learn thread, and have him check out some of the songs rated as "easy." The songs are popular songs listed in groups according to genre, and have their difficulty listed next to them.
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#6
Tell him the good old phrase 'practice makes perfect'.
The only way to become good at something is to work at it, hard.
Also make sure he learns his theory early if he wants to be taken seriously as a musician.
Alot of people just learn songs from tabs and don't get any real benefit from it.
#7
Tell him the good old phrase 'practice makes perfect'.
The only way to become good at something is to work at it, hard.
Also make sure he learns his theory early if he wants to be taken seriously as a musician.
Alot of people just learn songs from tabs and don't get any real benefit from it.


he wont be a muscician, just for fun like me
#8
studybass.com

and the foo fighters have some simple quarter and 8th note lines if i remember correctly
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#9
Money, Another One Bites the Dust, Good Times, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Bombtrack. Those were the only 5 songs I knew for a while. The last two are more advanced for sure but it's great for developing technique and such. Check out that sticky.
#10
show him root and fifth, octaves, eighth notes on the root, arpeggios, things like that. that way he can start making his own. And don't say he won't be a musician, you don't know that.

and feel good inc is really easy and really fun to play.
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#11
I hope your 12, because that would be the only acceptable excuse for your atrocious grammar.
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^ While that may be a good point, it was SO bad that I actually assumed english wasn't his native language, in which case that's a bit harsh of you. Also, when criticising someone's grammar it's a good idea to understand the difference between your and you're. If english is his first language then please continue to rip him a new one.
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I hope your 12, because that would be the only acceptable excuse for your atrocious grammar.


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^ While that may be a good point, it was SO bad that I actually assumed english wasn't his native language, in which case that's a bit harsh of you. Also, when criticising someone's grammar it's a good idea to understand the difference between your and you're. If english is his first language then please continue to rip him a new one.


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#15
Tom Sawyer by Rush is a great song that's easy to learn and remember. The "solo" might give him a little trouble... but he should be fine...

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Linkin Park (Really good beginner stuff. Have him learn Hybrid Theory)
Nickelback
Blink 182 (I hate them... but if he likes them... it's good beginner stuff)
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#16
I do not recommend any of the crappy bands Jasonbts has supplied.

If your looking to be original, stay away from classic, alternative and new rock.
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If your looking to be original, stay away from classic, alternative and new rock.

Damn, you're on a roll huh? Just because you don't like the music (and neither do I, I might add) doesn't mean that there's nothing to be gained from learning the basslines. They're simple, will give his brother a sense of achivement when he can actually play along to some music (music HE might like as well), and will get him used to playing a bass.
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#18
The 261st one has a good point. One of my favorite basslines that I learned early is Iron Man, but it's not a song nor a band that I really want to listen to very much.

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