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Ive played bassguitar for a while but my ear is still very weak, I im asking for help now, I need songs or something to pick out with my ear. Something really really easy, cuz im really bad at it at the moment

Thank you!
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For Whom The Bel Tolls - Metallica
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Uprising - Muse
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What type of music do you play? That will narrow it down. A lot of classic rock tunes have simple but fantastic bass parts. Cream's White Room is one of them.
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What type of music do you play? That will narrow it down. A lot of classic rock tunes have simple but fantastic bass parts. Cream's White Room is one of them.



Well I almost everything except jazz and funk :P
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Well I almost everything except jazz and funk :P


This may be a stretch, but I'd recommend checking out the band Cake. Their bass lines are pretty distinct and enjoyable. For starters, check out a song called "Opera Singer."

I'd be interested to hear whether or not you have trouble picking that bass line out. Having played for eight or so years, sometimes I have trouble rewinding and trying to remember where I was at any given point.

Some other songs I used when I was newish at bass:

Commissioning a Symphony in C — Cake
Pretty Fly for a White Guy — The Offspring
Original Prankster — The Offspring
Time is Running Out — Muse
Du Hast — Rammstein
Links 2 3 4 — Rammstein
Engel — Rammstein

These should all be relatively straightforward, and you can probably find them on YouTube or somewhere easy to get the idea (if your taste in music can handle such bands as Cake or Rammstein, haha). If I think of more, I'll chime back in.
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This may be a stretch, but I'd recommend checking out the band Cake. Their bass lines are pretty distinct and enjoyable. For starters, check out a song called "Opera Singer."

I'd be interested to hear whether or not you have trouble picking that bass line out. Having played for eight or so years, sometimes I have trouble rewinding and trying to remember where I was at any given point.

Some other songs I used when I was newish at bass:

Commissioning a Symphony in C — Cake
Pretty Fly for a White Guy — The Offspring
Original Prankster — The Offspring
Time is Running Out — Muse
Du Hast — Rammstein
Links 2 3 4 — Rammstein
Engel — Rammstein

These should all be relatively straightforward, and you can probably find them on YouTube or somewhere easy to get the idea (if your taste in music can handle such bands as Cake or Rammstein, haha). If I think of more, I'll chime back in.



I think Symphony in C is on my level earwise : )! Thank you, I like rammstein alot but I find it hard to hear the bass sometimes.
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I think Symphony in C is on my level earwise : )! Thank you, I like rammstein alot but I find it hard to hear the bass sometimes.

Rammsteins bass is almost always same as the guitar.
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Rammsteins bass is almost always same as the guitar.


Exactly. Take a look at "Engel"...the bass line is really distinct and stays the same through the whole song; generally speaking though, with Rammstein, the bass is following the guitars.

I'm glad you found Commissioning a Symphony in C to be on your level I enjoy that song and taught myself different elements of bass with it long ago.
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Im bumping this thread, I would like more songs >.> Easier if possible!
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Just tried the Dio song for the lulz. Since I knew it pretty well, I hashed out the tabs within 20min
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You'll find that the longer you work on learning tunes by ear, the easier it gets. Find tunes that are easy but not too easy - push yourself to stretch out and learn songs in different styles, at different tempos, etc. Give yourself a good workout.

Yesterday I learned two tunes by Earth, Wind and Fire that are simple and groovy as **** - Help Somebody and Moment of Truth. Not too hard once you can hear the lines.
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You'll find that the longer you work on learning tunes by ear, the easier it gets. Find tunes that are easy but not too easy - push yourself to stretch out and learn songs in different styles, at different tempos, etc. Give yourself a good workout.

Yesterday I learned two tunes by Earth, Wind and Fire that are simple and groovy as **** - Help Somebody and Moment of Truth. Not too hard once you can hear the lines.



I know dude... but everything is too hard... It really is : /
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Ive played bassguitar for a while but my ear is still very weak, I im asking for help now, I need songs or something to pick out with my ear. Something really really easy, cuz im really bad at it at the moment Thank you!

I'd suggest sitting down at a piano/keyboard and working on ear training.
If that's not possible, classic Santana. The tunes aren't complicated and the bass lines are way out in front in the mix.
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Piggy - Nine Inch Nails
Push It - Garbage
Stupid Girl - Garbage
Dance Dance - Fall Out Boy
Bodies - Danzig
To Walk The Night - Samhain
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Almost anything by My Morning Jacket, but mainly these:

Lay Low
One Big Holiday
Aluminum Park
Remnants
Off the Record
Dondante
Mahgeetah

Two Tone Tommy is a great bassist to listen to at your stage. He really knows how to play in the pocket and fit great, simple fills into the perfect spots. I really learned alot from listening to the way he plays the bass, and he remains one of my favorite bassists.
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Cheap Trick - I Want You To Want Me
Goo Goo Dolls - Iris
Goo Goo Dolls - Name
Green Day - Holiday
Kaki King - Montreal
Kill Hannah - Believer
Muse - Resistance

Hope some of those help.
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EARLY PUNKROCK. most anything by the ramones. Blitzkreigh Bop, I Wanna Be Sedated, I just wanna have somthin to do. Get Off My Back by the Casualties...hm Anarchy In The UK by the Sex Pistols, Viva La Revelution by the Adicts. stuff like that.
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