#1
Hey everyone, I've been playing bass for about a month and I was wondering what r some challenging songs that will help me get better.
#2
Just try lounge act by nirvana. I really like that riff.
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#3
the bass over the solo of All right now by free.
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#6
^ double thumping? playing for 1 month? sounds difficult. Though, I guess if you learned double thumping earlier(before mastering normal slap) you may better at it later.

Try bombtrack-Rage against the machine, or any other RATM stuff, its kinda repetitive, but they have some awesome riffs that are reasonably easy to play.
#7
play songs that actually have basslines and work off of those, try to stay away from bands with bassists that just play the root note of the guitarist's powerchord.
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#8
killin in the name of is easy and fun
also a cool easy one is blood on out hands by death from above 1979
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#9
Master Of Puppets - Metallica. That should be pretty challenging for someone that's been playing for one month.
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Master Of Puppets - Metallica. That should be pretty challenging for someone that's been playing for one month.

I can imagine that the spider riff would be too challenging.

I dunno If you like Pop-Punk, byt try these anyway.

Carousel - Blink-182
Sincerely Me - New Found Glory

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My Friend Of Misery - Metallica
Peace sells - Megadeth (This will really make you better, trust me)
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#11
A lot of Muse basslines are good for when you're learning. Muse make the bass a much more prominent instrument than some bands do, so you're not just playing roots of chords. Have a go at Hysteria, for example.
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I can imagine that the spider riff would be too challenging.


Spider riff? What a cool name for it (I assume you mean near the beginning of the song)

Dawn Patrol by Megadeth isn't hard at all and is fun.
Moby Dick by Led Zep is also fun and easy.
Ace of Spades is piss easy, but is reckonised and sounds kinda cool.
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I can imagine that the spider riff would be too challenging.


I like that, "The Spider Riff." I know what you're talking about though. Unless you were Cliff himself, I don't think you could get that down within a month of playing.

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Any Red Hot Chili Peppers is pretty unique for basslines.

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Five Iron Frenzy, and almost any other kind of ska will have some awesome basslines.
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#19
Operation Ivy(how about "Yellin' In My Ear", "One Of These Days") and Rancid(try "Hyena" and "Detroit") have some killer basslines from the master himself, Matt Freeman. They might be hard for a beginner, but that's where it's at.
#20
try maxwell murder by rancid
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A lot of Muse basslines are good for when you're learning. Muse make the bass a much more prominent instrument than some bands do, so you're not just playing roots of chords. Have a go at Hysteria, for example.


thats pretty hard for someones whos been playing a month

otherside - RHCP, would be a good one
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#24
I doubt someone who's been playing for 1 month will be able to play Maxwell Murder, but it does have my favorite bass solo of all time in it...
#25
I Recommend Older Deep Purple With Either Roger Glover Or Glenn Hughes, They Are Also A Great Example In A Great Non-digital Bass Tone.