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Hey, I'm looking for suggestions to learn to sing and play bass. I find it much more difficult then singing and playing guitar, so I was wondering if anyone knew any songs with really easy bass part and vocals that are somewhat basic.

Thanks everyone!
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#4
Even In His Youth by Nirvana
For how can I give the King his place of worth above all else
when I spend my time striving to place the crown upon myself?
#5
Don't Stop Beliving - Journey

Lmao, anything by Blink 182
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#6
Time Is Running Out - Muse
Longview - Green Day

Two songs with bass parts that are beyond just boring root notes that I find are quite easy to play while singing along to (just a shame I'm a terrible singer).
#7
Too Many Puppies by Primus is probably the only song I can play and sing at the same time to
"You have brains in your head,
You have feet in your shoes,
You can steer yourself,
any direction you choose,
You're on your own,
And you know what you know,
And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go."

- Dr. Seuss
#9
I always like singing and playing Possum Kingdom by the Toadies. It's really easy even though both vox and bass line are fun.

Most covers just take a looot of practice for me to do lead vox and bass, I just have to repeat the bass line till it comes with zero thought, then I can concentrate on vox while I play. Thankfully, most harmonies come pretty naturally while playing bass, so there's a nice trade off.
#10
Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd.
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#11
Bulletproof heart by my chem, and sugar we're going down by fall out boy....or any fob song, but specifically that one.
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Bulletproof heart by my chem, and sugar we're going down by fall out boy....or any fob song, but specifically that one.

Really bro? Does anyone still listen to that stuff?

And this guy reminded me, Forever by Papa Roach has a pretty good bass line that's easy to sing along to.
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Quote by Rancid Ivy
Too Many Puppies by Primus is probably the only song I can play and sing at the same time to


That was one of the first I learned to sing and play, lol. Actually if you can get the bass parts down to most Primus songs, the vocal lines are fairly locked in rhythm to the bass lines, which makes them easier to sing.

Alot of blues form songs are easy to sing with the bass lines because they tend to fall into predictable patterns. I'm actually singing "Give me one reason" (Tracey Chapman) for a cover band and its really easy to sing and play.
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That was one of the first I learned to sing and play, lol. Actually if you can get the bass parts down to most Primus songs, the vocal lines are fairly locked in rhythm to the bass lines, which makes them easier to sing.


That's very true. My personal favorite to play and sing from Primus is John the Fisherman.
"You have brains in your head,
You have feet in your shoes,
You can steer yourself,
any direction you choose,
You're on your own,
And you know what you know,
And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go."

- Dr. Seuss
#16
This is why I will always pick Geddy Lee over Claypool any day. Claypool usually talks over what he plays rather than "sing".

With that being said you could try going for any number of 90's alternative-pop songs.


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#17
I'm awful at singing and playing usually, but i can play some simple beatles stuff (When I'm Sixty Four) and some strokes stuff (Someday).
#18
Muse - Stockholm Syndrome, Uprising
Metallica - Enter Sandman
White Stripes - Seven Nation Army
Black Sabbath - Paranoid, Iron Man (bass pretty much follows the vocals in Iron Man lol)
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Really bro? Does anyone still listen to that stuff?

And this guy reminded me, Forever by Papa Roach has a pretty good bass line that's easy to sing along to.

Well I don't know that's one of the first songs I learned to sing and play.
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If I wanted to listen to something slow, I'd play some hippie music.
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@ Ethanevil Listening and playing aren't always the same thing. and I was really giving you a hard time, as long as you don't listen to beiber you've got better taste in music then most
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@ Ethanevil Listening and playing aren't always the same thing. and I was really giving you a hard time, as long as you don't listen to beiber you've got better taste in music then most

Hellz yea, dude I hate Bieber.
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Hellz yea, dude I hate Bieber.


You just proved that you are not a teenage girl. Good job lad.
#25
The Weight by The Band which is good if you like classic rock, real easy and fun to sing with. Especially if you're playing with someone on the acoustic and have another person back you up singing.
#26
Any punk pop song, pretty much. That's Blink 182, Fall Out Boy, All Time Low, newer Green Day, and anything else along those lines.
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#27
Supermassive Black Hole-Muse

a lot of muse songs have the bassist doing backup vocals for like choruses
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Thanks everyone slowly but surely I'm getting the hang off this!

Best

Which songs have you decided to take on?
#31
I've been doing some Marilyn Manson because the bass is really easy like four notes a song. I'm going to try the suggested soon though!
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#32
Anything off of ...And Justice For All by Metallica
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Manson, a little different than the suggestions people have given but if it floats your boat man go with it .
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Manson, a little different than the suggestions people have given but if it floats your boat man go with it .


There's nothing wrong with Manson. He's just a bit creepy. His music is good though.
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Yea, It's coming slowly, but surely. I've tried Too Many Puppies so far and that song seems to work for me
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There's nothing wrong with Manson. He's just a bit creepy. His music is good though.

Never made fun of his music. Just said that it was a little different genre than what people had been suggesting.
#38
Millionaire by Queen of the stone age. the bassist did the vocals for that song
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Quote by NIN1993
Millionaire by Queen of the stone age. the bassist did the vocals for that song


And claypool did the bass and vocals for all primus songs. they aren't all easy though.
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I almost have tourniquet by Marilyn Manson 100% down for people who are viewing this thread. There are only four notes in the whole song. The vocals are also easy.
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