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#161
If you want some simple TABs that sound pretty good, then try some Bullet For My Valentine.
the bassist is not very good so.. yeah.. the bass lines are easy peasy..
i mean i hardly ever play the bass and i find them easy.. XD
#163
nirvana-smells like teen spirit
six feet unders tnt cover
all misfits songs
sodom-bombenhagel
sodom-ausgebombt
some black metal bands like Endstille are very easy too,but there are no tabs.
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#164
Hi everyone here is a bass line i have written for beginners , you can send me an email if you would like the backing track to play along with.





   4/4
    E E E  E  E E E  E   E E Q   Q   Q     E E E  E  E E E  E   E E Q   Q   Q
 G|--------------------|-----------------|--------------------|-----------------|
 D|--------------------|-----------------|--------------------|-----------------|
 A|--------------------|---------10--11--|-0-0-12-12-0-0-10-10|-0-0-12----------|
 E|-0-0-12-12-0-0-10-10|-0-0-12----------|--------------------|---------10--11--|


   W
G|-----------------|
D|-----------------|
A|-----------------|
E|-0---------------|


What do all the symbols mean?
-----------------------------

W - whole note (semibreve)
H - half note (minim)
Q - quarter note (crotchet)
E - 8th note (quaver)
S - 16th note (semiquaver)
T - 32nd note (demisemi quaver)
X - 64th note (hemidemisemi quaver)
? - Fret number not defined (note out of range)

If a dot appears after one of the above then it means that the note is 1.5
times as long, e.g. Q. is 3 8th notes long. Two dots means 1.75 times long.

If a '+' sign appears after a note then that note is tied to (held on to) the
next note.

 ______
|1.    | - play bar/s under this sign first time only in repeats

|2.    | - play bar/s under this sign second time only in repeats

|1.3.  | - play bar/s under this sign first and third time only in repeats

||
||*
||*      - Repeat back to this sign
||

 ||
*||
*||      - Repeat from this sign
 ||


|-3-|    - Triplet

#165
waaaaah! can you teach me some bass solos with a metal-like sound. Pls give me an easy one! hahaha *evil grin!* waaaaaaaah! thanks!
#166
hi ilove10 let me know how you get on with this even if you can record it into your pc ?


Ex:1:
4/4

G/-----------------------------------/
D/-----------------------------------/
A/---------------------0---7---8---/
E/---0-----7----8------------------/


Ex 2:
    E E E E E E E E E E E E E E Q
G/-------------------------/-------------------------/
D/-------------------------/-------------------------/   Play 3 times 
A/-------------------------/-------------------------/      then :
E/-0-0--0-7-0-0--0-8-/-0-0--0-7-0-0---6---/


    W W W  W      H     H
G/----------------------/-----------------/
D/---------------------/------------------/
A/-----3--------------/-2-------1-------/
E/-0-------2---1----/-------------------/

#167
Dani California-Red Hot Chili Peppers
Snow (Hey Oh)-Red Hot Chili Peppers
Smells Like Teen Spirit-Nirvana
Dance Dance-Fall Out Boy (it sucks but it's pretty good for beginners)
#168
Something really simple would be basically anything by blink-182.


Also, something to help you out and it's relatively easy is Longview by Green Day.
#169
Just wanna say, Damien guitar - That riff is pretty nice man. Sort of edited it a little bit... But still very nice.

And also - wanna say: Guns and Roses - Rocket Queen is a good bass tab, One or two tricky bits, but life is easier when you can hear the bass as clearly as you can with this song. Also a good one to practice Hammer/Pulls. Not too complicated in this one, the beat is pretty simple too.

And also, go ahead and have a stab at Guns and Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine, very nice little bass intro.. can feel a bit daunting at first, but once the intro's mastered - the rest of the song will come flowing to you easily.

Other songs to try:

Venice Queen - RHCP
Snow ((Hey Oh)) (Just the intro really. Quite a cool little thing) - RHCP
This is the place - RHCP
How to save a life - The Fray (I'll warn you now - quite boring.. but a nice one to play along to)
My Goddess - The Exies
WHite Wedding - The Murderdolls (VERY simple, and really quite fun to play along to)
Pretty Fly for a White guy - The Offspring
Helicopter - Bloc Party
Weekend Warriors - A Change Of Pace (May take a couple of attempts for absoloute beginners. if it's your first time learning a song, steer clear of this one for a little while^^)

And when you're a little more comfortable, maybe have a stab at Velvet Revolver - Slither, the main riff is surprisingly simple. But I had troubles with the verse and solo parts 'cause I couldnt seem to get the tempo of it really...

Cheers guys, Happy bassing!
Last edited by SirPsychoTheSex at Apr 27, 2007,
#170
I've found 2 bass tabs that are also pretty easy, but i wouldn't suggest them as your first or second song:
First Date--Blink 182
Animal I Have Become--Three Days Grace

Animal is actually pretty tricky at parts. listen to the song and use your finger to follow along with the tab first to get the beat and watch out cuz there is one really tricky part in i think like the third riff maybe?
#171
Isnt 'Animal I've Become' played on a 5-string bass? 'Cause obviously if it is... it may not be for begining bassists.

Then again, I can roughly remember parts of it, and it is pretty simple throughout apart from, as mentioned above, the odd tricky part.

Weezer - Beverly Hills.

^ Really, quite a cool song, VERY simple.. same beat is carried on throughout, so there's no change in speed. And only one change to remember, which is just the chorus. And, when I had a look and played along to it. I did actually find it quite fun for some strange reason. Go ahead. Give it a shot, you can't go wrong with this one.

EDIT: My bad, Animal isnt played on a 5 string bass - Not sure why I thought it was
Last edited by SirPsychoTheSex at Apr 30, 2007,
#172
I started out trying songs where you hear the bass well. Like Catch 22.
And then played easyer stuff like Q and Not U songs off Different Damage
#173
dead american - LFATB(lars frederiksen and the bastard)
to have to have not-LFATB
Crane Fist-rancid
Moron Bros.-nofx (the rancid verson isnt a fast)
Wrongful Suspicion-rancid
for the punx-the casulties
Brownsville JD2600 4 String Bass (Trans Blue)
Ibanez SW20

and a crappy Carlo
#174
Here's a few good and easy songs.
~Shinedown -- Save Me
~Three Days Grace -- Animal I Have Become
~Armor For Sleep -- The Truth About Heaven
~Rise Against -- 1000 Good Intentions
~Drist -- Arterial Black
~Muse -- Stockholm Syndrome
~Billy Talent -- Fallen Leaves

[Arterial Black and Stockholm Syndrome are a little fast but they're still easy.]

Hope those help.
#175
Saliva - Survival of the Sickest - Pretty easy if you ask me. Some parts I wasnt sure about cause it can be quite hard to hear the bass at parts. But it's pretty simple to figure it out.

Mad Caddies - Drinking for 11 - May be a deceptive tab. But once you get the timing is pretty awesome.
#177
Hummm, im not sure if anyone mentioned but i just had to make a name and post cause id hate to see them left out....


As Footsteps Die Out Forever- Catch22 (Awesome bass riff.... Gotta love it)
Bro Hymn- Pennywise (Nother awesome riff)

Both are easy with a little pratice Enjoy
#178
most blink is easy to learn on bass as they're not overly quick or involve to much movement along the frets, most nirvana stuff is also good for beginners
#179
I'd go with Gorillaz. Almost all of there songs are pretty easy and sound good. Plus, the bass is up front in most of their songs, which makes it a little easier for a beginner to figure out. Also try Money - Pink Floyd, Crazy Train- Ozzy, Another One Bites the Dust - Queen. Even as a beginner i figured each out in under 5 minutes.
#180
Hypnotize by System of a Down is a really easy song. Only part beginners might have trouble with (and I mean like I just picked up a bass a couple days ago beginner) is the bridge which moves a little fast. And for all you emo kids out there, Dance Dance by Fallout Boy is a simple bass song.
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#181
Well. If anyone's intrested I came up with a simple little riff. Very nice and easy, and sounds pretty funky too. This is my first ever tab posted anywhere on the net - so you'll have to forgive me if it's not written correctly.

G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------]
D|--------2-------------3---------------2-----------------------------------------]
A|-0-2-3---3-2-0-3-5---5-3-0-2-3----3-2-0--9-11-12 (Eleven/Twelve)]
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------]

Can be played with any tuning really. Sounds good down half-a-step.

Ps. Not sure how to explain how to to time this. But the tempo will probably come to you easily.

And also, slide back up to the 2nd fret after you've hit the 12.

Or, if you arnt confident in moving around the frets too much, (going from things liek 1st to 7th etc) which is allright, 'cause I'll admit I didnt like moving around too much when I started out. Anyways, if this is the case you can either:

1. Leave out the 9-11-12, or...
2. replace it with 7-9-10 (Still remaining on the A-String)

Let me know how y'all get on. Some recordings of it would be pretty cool.
#182
i gotta try out that bassline some time sirpsychothesex. nice job for your first tab, nothing wrong that i can see
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#184
Linkin Park - In the End
My Chemical Romance - I Don't Love You
Anything Fall Out Boy

Definitely not my type of music, but as a beginner at bass I found them easy to pick up on.
#185
Today Won't Go Down In History - Enter Shikari

Very easy song.
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#187
My mates just starting out on bass, i play guitar and im trying to find a song that that we can play together that she will be able to learn pretty fast , for someone just starting, is Boulevard of Broken Dreams somthing to much to start with? am trying to find a good song that is as simple as hell. any suggestions? thanxs
#188
The simplest song has got to be Beverly Hills by Weezer. Your friend will be able to play this in a matter of minutes
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#189
Anyway you want it - The Rise Against cover anyways.

The only reason I say Rise Against cover is 'cause there arn't any tabs for Journey or any other covers on here

Like Beverly Hills (Which, Matt. I did mension in an earlier post) you can learn this song in a matter of minutes. May wanna just set yourself a good 20, 30 minutes to sit down, study the tab, listen to the song (whilst following the tab without playing), then play through the tab and then finally have a stab at playing along.

Very simple though. And the Version One tab on here is ace.
#190
Quote by SirPsychoTheSex
Anyway you want it - The Rise Against cover anyways.

The only reason I say Rise Against cover is 'cause there arn't any tabs for Journey or any other covers on here

Like Beverly Hills (Which, Matt. I did mension in an earlier post) you can learn this song in a matter of minutes. May wanna just set yourself a good 20, 30 minutes to sit down, study the tab, listen to the song (whilst following the tab without playing), then play through the tab and then finally have a stab at playing along.

Very simple though. And the Version One tab on here is ace.

damn! so that's who posted it. I knew someone told me about that. Anyway I got another easy one, Possum Kingdom by Toadies. There are some chords in there however, but this'll help begginners get used to playing chords, cuz these are some easy ones.
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#191
No worries Matt;

Just popping on to say - Golden Brown, We ALL know the song, amazingly good song. The Bass is so simple.

Give it a shot.
#192
where dragons rule by dragonforce. its quick as hell which is good for practice andd has a few little technical bits in there too for kicks
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#194
Just back with another one: Killing in the Name by Rage Against the Machine
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#195
Green Day - Holiday

With a bit of practice.

GIve the bass solo a run through one or twice. Slowly.

And wa-la.
#197
In Too Deep by Sum 41 is pretty easy. In fact most Sum 41 is easy for bass. If you like playing punk/pop rock you're gonna have an easy time learning bass
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#198
All you fellas and gals out there getting ready to enter the wide wide world of slap bass, such as myself. I have a beginner slap/pop song:

Lenny K - Fly Away.

Took me about 40 minutes to get it. Im still having troubles keeping the notes clean, but hey - A song to help with slap/pop can't be bad.

Plus - the song actually rules.
#200
Song i know (i'm a beginner)

- Iron Man- Black Sabbath
- Sunshine of your love - cream
- Oh! The Casino?!- The Fall of Troy (great band check them out)
- Crazy Train (intro) - Ozzy Osbourne
- Jenny was a friend of mine- The Killers
- Every breath you take - The Police
- Killing in the name - Rage against the machine
- Smoke on the water - Deep Purple
- Its Dangerous Business Walking out your front door - Underoath
- Are you going to be my girl? - Jet

I've been only playing for 2 months so yeah... I pretty much suck.
Last edited by AmpleSteak at Jul 7, 2007,