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#1
I've noticed a few people asking for bass tabs to start off playing, and thought should have a seperate thread for them. If any bass players could post some basic tunes for people just starting to learn, would be good.
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#2
Low Rider-War
Blister In The Sun-Violent Femmes
Smells Like Teen Spirit-Nirvana
Pinhead-Ramones (or anything else by The Ramones)
Come Together-The Beatles
Brain Stew-Green Day
Blizzard-Say Hi To Your Mom
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#3
try the sweater song by weezer its stupid simple lol, or smells like teen spirit(but make sure u get the correct version), u shook me all nite long by acdc, angels by the tea party, set it off by audioslave
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#5
hmm... im not a bassist, but i do occasionally play on a mates bass. and, so as a beginner what i can play is:

Interpol - Specialist,
Smiths - There Is A light that Never Goes Out
Radiohead - My Iron Lung
Radiohead - Where I End And You Begin
Stone Roses - She Bangs The Drums


so they're my suggestions
#6
Thank you all. ive been hankering after a bass for ages and i finaly got one for christmas. Im just off to try some off the suggested songs.
Henry
#8
My friend's been pestering me to learn the bass for Muse - Hysteria. Do u know where to find the best tabs for it?
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#10
Whole lotta love-led zeppelin
smells like teen spirit- nirvana
come as you as are - nirvana
april 26 1992 -sublime
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#11
Highway to Hell, AC/DC is also really easy. That was one of the first things I learned from tabs.
#12
Longview - Green Day
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#14
Yes, really.


Sunshine of your love - Cream
Smoke on the water - Deep Purple
How many more times - Led Zeppelin
Enter Sandman - Metallica
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#15
may be slightly harder, but the basses in my band has recently gotten into sublime, they have a few fun funk bass lines

Sublime:
Wrong way
Carress me down
Santeria
Slow ride

Also try easy chili peppers:
Cant stop
Californication
Otherside
#16
^ I recommend What I got for both beginner's guitarists & bassists.

What I got by sublime
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#18
blitzreig bop - ramones
paranoid - black sabbath
razors edge - AC/DC
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#19
The easiest song to learn on bass is whole lotta rosie by ac/dc its so simple.
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#21
I played For whom the bell tolls as one of my first melodies on the bass, pretty easy bass line and dont get confused by the intro, it is bass and it is easy, but I had a tab marathon at first.
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#22
thanks, theyre all really useful.
ive been playing bass for almost a week now but i was finding it hard to decide what to start with.
#24
One of the first songs I learned to play on my bass was "In The Air Tonight" by Phil Collins. When it gets to the fast part with the drums its a lot of fun to play!
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#25
Suck my kiss- RHCP

EDIT: Hysteria by Muse is a good one. There's a thing on this site for it.
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#26
Clapton - Cocaine
Cream - Sunshine of Your Love
Nirvana - Well, pretty much all of their songs
Jefferson Airplane - White Rabbit
Those were my starters

Stay away from Zeppelin tunes. They're deceptively difficult at times. If anyone knows how to play What is and What Should Never Be, you're a better man than I.

P.S. Props to aerogirl - not because she's a chick bassist, but because that SNL skit is sweet. Christopher Walkin - yea.
#27
this one might be too easy, but Pretend We're Dead by L7 is the first one i learned... any bass line by a chick band is good to start on.
#28
I love Green Day and theses are the songs I started with

Warning
Waiting
Jinx
Haushinka
Brain Stew
Jaded
Hitchin' a Ride

and by other bands

All My Life - Foo Fighters
Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes
Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana

Just a Few
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#29
Well, I'm pretty much a beginner, so I'll just write down the songs that I can play:
- Gone away- The Offspring
- Californication- RHCP (it's really not that hard)
- Pretty fly (for a white guy)- The Offspring
- She- Green Day
- Smells like teen spirit- Nirvana
- Bad Habit- The Offspring
- Me and my old lady- The Offspring
...
#30
Try Sucker Punch by Five Iron Frenzy, it's a good one to learn/practice faster stuff on the lower strings. I myself don't have a bass, but it helped my friend alot who has one
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#32
pretty much any sabbath song, just don't try the wizard and die young
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#33
The Who-Boris the Spider
Radiohead-Creep
Radiohead-The National Anthem (one of the easiest songs I know, that still sounds great)
Metallica-(Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth
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#34
To start : anything by:
The Ramones
The Sex Pistols
Nirvana

Then learn
Black Sabbath-Ironman, Parinoid
(and Nib once you get a bit better)

Cream-Sunshine of your love

Zepplin- Rock and Roll
Immagrant Song

The Clash-
London Calling ( i just pick that one because it is super easy to hear the bass line)
#35
i would have to say... even though i dont play bass i play guitar (same aspect) that system of a downs aerials would be a god bass start... it has slides palm muting bars and lots of individual picking... lots of good skills to have... ull notice n the song that the bass has a # of good skills to start off learning... its fairly ez for a beginner to pick up on as well...
#37
Originally posted by Arth
My friend's been pestering me to learn the bass for Muse - Hysteria. Do u know where to find the best tabs for it?


Exactly try playing all of ironman its not so easy.

Smoke on the Water is by far the easiest thing to learn. you only play 4 different notes the whole time

Another good one is Boulevard of Broken Dreams-Green Day

Good Luck
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#40
a couple songs i learnt to get me going on the bass was:

Death of Seasons(intro) - AFI
Sliver - Nirvana
Ska Sucks - Propagandhi
Longview - Greenday

and for the more expierienced bass player:

Santeria - Sublime
Hyena - Rancid
Mellowship Slinky in B Major - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Maxwell Murder - Rancid


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Last edited by Corbs at Apr 9, 2005,