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AC / DC - Back in Black
Metallica - For Whom The Bell Tolls
Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
Steve Vai - Building The Church
Led Zeppelin - Immigrant Song
Pantera - Walk
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I'm kind of a noob så i'll post some of the songs i like to play..

Green Day- No one knows
The Clash- Police and thieves
Turbonegro- I got erection
The Clash- London Calling
Green Day- When I come around
Metallica- For whom the bell tolls
Green Day- Knowledge
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guerilla radio: ratm-- easiest
bulls on parade: ratm-- easiest
otherside: red hot chili peppers-- my first full length song, good starter, learn this and master it.
suck my kiss: red hot chili peppers-- easy
grey street: dave matthews band--easiest
Nah the easiest bass song ever has to be brain stew by greenday
"Vandalism: beautiful as a rock in a cop's face" - Kurt Cobain
when i started i learned in order

bad to the bone
come as you are
7 nation army
jeremy (pearl jam)
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Cream - Sunshine of your love
and almost everything by Greenday, but i prefer:
Holiday and if you wanna do something a little bit more advanced: Greenday - Longview (this includes hammer on and pull-offs just so u know)
Metallica-for whom the Bell tolls
Enter Sandman
Bloodhound Gang Fire water burn (N00B tab)
Rammstein Rosenrot
seven nation army
can't stop by rhcp
this is the place by rhcp
i miss you by blink
I believe the 1st few songs i learned were

SOAD- Hypnotize
PAntera- walk (definatly not the solo)
Trivium- Dying in your arms (nah its no exacly easy easy)
I've been playing for about a month and a half nearing two months, so here's what I've learned in terms of easier songs so far.

Green Day - Longview
Billy Talent - Devil In A Midnight Mass (Still cannot play at the speed I'd like to, but it's fast enough to figure where I am, etc.)
Billy Talent - Red Flag
Billy Talent - This Suffering
Billy Talent - Surrender
Billy Talent - Where Is The Line? (Same with DIAMM, it's hard to hear on the album, but Jon does a very nice job with this.)
Billy Talent - Covered In Cowardice
Billy Talent - Sympathy
Rage Against The Machine - Bomb Track (Very fun, but I still don't have the intro down at the correct speed.)
Thursday - Counting 5-4-3-2-1
Thursday - Paris In Flames

Other than that I typically toy with practice riffs and what not.
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o and a very simple riff that helps me a lot :

I'm still pretty much a newbie, since "self-taught" and "playing for a year" aren't all that special. My list has an order to it, mainly cause it helps you improve timing, rhythm and dexterity as well as creativity.

Anyway, this is what I started on, and am up to:

The Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows - Brand New
Pull Harder On The Strings Of Your Martyr - Trivium
First Breath After Coma - Explosions In The Sky
Joydiscoveryinvention - Biffy Clyro
Buddy Holly - Weezer
Clocks - Coldplay
A Favour House Atlantic - Coheed and Cambria
Don't Stop Believin' - Journey
Enter Sandman - Metallica
I Believe In A Thing Called Love - The Darkness
Poison - Alice Cooper
Arcarsenal - At The Drive In
Time Is Running Out - Muse

that's basically the order I've learnt my stuff in (not all of it listed, but that's a basic chunk of it).

Really, I found this to be the best way for the simple reason that it has a logical order:
1) Basic one note per verse "punk" [first two]
2) timing and rhythm [next two]
3) playing over many strings but keeping in with the guitar [next six]
4) playing over many strings, with a rhythm in mind [next two]
5) bass driven songs, that has the guitar follow them [next one] (aiming to learn Hysteria by Muse after that, since it follows on with the bass driven song idea)
uhhh i got a few

7 nation army - Whitestripes
45 - Shinedown
Save me- Shinedown
Wildside by motley crue
Home - Breaking Benjamin
Wish I May - Breaking Benjamin
When in doubt - Thousand foot Krutch
Another know it all - Chevelle (you just really have to drop tuning with this one, its like drop B or some other ungodly tuning)

and most TrustCompany tabs are really easy to learn

these are all the tabs i started playing when i first began. enjoy. noobs
well i'm 21 and i play bass 7 month ago.i live in lebanon and i got an offer to play with a local band called phobia, i got to my try out and they were shocked when i played my friend of miserry for metallica. kind of easy song, everybody thinks that it's hard. but when u practice a lot every thing becomes easy.

PS: we play only covers

try to play:
waisting love: iron maiden
the clairvoyant:iron maiden
for whom the bell tolls: metallica
when the smoke is going down: scorpions
rock you like a hurrican: scorpions
a tout le monde :megadeth
dawn patrol: megadeth (will help a lot)
countdown to extinction: megadeth
californication: RHCP

the harder song you play no matter how much time it's gonna take, the most great player you become
Probably the best song to learn for a beginner is seven nation army by the white stripes. simple as heck with nothing too fast or too challenging and it can all be done without using alternating picking!
I'm so metal I work at Dimmu Burger
All Green Day after Dookie is easy. I bet that before it is, too, but I've yet to get Kerplunk or 1039 SMOSH. It's all fun to, in the opinion of a total Green Day fanatic.
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anyone have a bass tab for 'Baby let me follow you down' by Dylan/The Band
I picked up a bass today and I found that big bottom by spinal tap is insanely easy.
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Some easy are prolly:
Longview by Green Day
Iron Man
Smells Like Teen Spirit-Nirvana
Come As You Are -Nirvana
The Intro To Dance,Dance by Fall Out Boy /
there are a lot out there thats just to name a few
Just that guitar playing loser! I LOVE TOOL
An easy bass tab? Try "Killing In The Name"
Here's a simple little part of it...
This part starts after:
"Killing in the name of..."
A-----3h5-------5--------------------------------- I
Not sure if someone's mentioned this song previously in the thread but I cba sorting through it to find out. "My Michelle" by Guns N' Roses is great tab, really fun, easy too.
Well if you picked up the bass five minutes ago Running With The Devil by Van Halen would be a good place to start. You could have one song under your belt in less than 5 minutes.
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although i'm a beginner myself i would suggest you practice:
dammit by: blink-182
she by: green day
blitzkrieg bop by: the ramones
not sure if this was mentioned but Welcome Home by Coheed and Cambria is easy. so is Peter Gunn Theme by ELP, though its a bit fast but if you play it slow its easy then build up.
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My friend's been pestering me to learn the bass for Muse - Hysteria. Do u know where to find the best tabs for it?

Search. of band...hysteria...most stars....duh.
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I've really been playing a bit but im not the best and recently got a bass for christmas. I can play
Down On The Corner - CCR
Smoke On The Water - Deep Purple
Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet (its pretty easy to lear the first bit of)
Simpsons Theme

And Thanx to all the people contributing it helps
The first song that I learned on bass was "Flaming Pie", by Paul McCartney, for which I have found no tab, but will be submitting one soon.

Then I learned "Fortunate Son", and "Hey Tonight", by CCR.

Then, for my first walking bassline, I learned "Eight Days A Week", great Beatles tune.
Basically, all I'm working on right now is The Beatles, and I'm trying to write some of my own basslines.

I'd recommend The Beatles to anybody who's starting out. You just need to find the right song.

I'm currently trying to learn "Taxman", and that fast bit in the middle is a real chore to play... I had to get the tab, since I couldn't get the fast bit by ear. I got the rest of it though.

I don't suppose anybody has an accurate tab for "Hold Me Tight" by The Beatles?
It's reeeeeeeally hard to hear the bassline...

If you have a teacher, give them the names of your favorite bands, and let them take a look for you if they're willing. Then, you might wind up learning an easy song that's not a run of the mill, well known beginner's song, and you'll be able to say that, while everyone else is learning "Smells Like Teen Spirit", you're learning something that most beginners don't even touch.
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Try out these:

Borris the Spider- The Who
Pieces- Sum 41

sorry, i don't know any more because i haven't been playing bass that long myself.

If you're up for a challenge...

Toxicity- System of a Down
Pictures- System of a Down

these are pretty tough for me at least, but i can almost play Toxicity. I haven't really tried Pictures yet...
Down on the Corner- CCR
Suzie Q- CCR (it's a little difficult at first, but eventually you can come up with some sweet change-ups in the middle of the song if you practise it)
Another One Bites the Dust- Queen
Under Pressure- David Bowie
Drown- Three Days Grace
Are You Gonna Be My Girl?- Jet
Sure Know Something- KISS
Money- Pink Floyd

Some of them aren't completely beginner ones. I actually have a hard time remembering the progression for Money, but I at least know the main riff and everything. They're mostly pretty repetitive. They were a lot of my first songs, and I still play them.
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