#1
alright ive been playing for a few weeks, but ive been playing guitar for almost 2 years now. im trying to become proficient enough to join my friends band, who doesnt have a bassist. currently i can play some more difficult things, such as carousel by blink and longview by green day.

i listen to almost everything, from reggae to pop-punk to modern rock to punk to classic rock to ska, but not much in the way of metal. i want other songs around this skill level
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#2
The Offspring is a good band, cuz it doesn't really have much guitar, its got a lot of bass in it. I like 'em a lot, and the bass is fun.
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#3
sounds like you play similar styles to me...


try "the chicken" by jaco pastorius, "chameleon" by herbie hancock, "minority" by green day, "the bad touch" by the bloodhound gang, and maybe "man overboard" by blink
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#4
play that funky music white boy
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#5
White Zombie has some cool bass lines, idk if they're very challenging though.
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#6
I've always liked playing "This is the Place" by Red Hot Chili Peppers. I think it's a good exercise. It might be challenging at first if you've just started but it's something to build on until you can play it at the appropriate speed.
#7
The words Difficult and Blink don't go in one sentence.
Try some of nirvana equaly easy and can be fun to play.
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#9
Sliver by Nirvana has a great bass intro, but after that the tabs get a bit odd and no one has really tabbed the rest of the song :P
#10
I dunno if I would say either of those songs are "difficult", if you want difficult try some Primus
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#11
Without trying to be an ass, this songs really aren't difficult.
Just giving you a heads up, so you won't embarass yourself.

To start you off I recommend:
WORKING TO A METRONOME.
From now on you're a rythm instrument, think this way, play this way.

But for actual easy songs:
Sunshine of your love - Cream
Preety much any pop punk tune.
12 Bar blues (Very important)
Dani California - RHCP
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#12
1-higher ground- the red hot chili peppers - personnel favorite
2- cant stop- RHCP
3- get up and jump- RHCP
4- Frankenstein- edgar winter group
5- other side RHCP
6- manic depression- Jimmi Hendrix
7- laid to rest - lamb of god
those r all of my favorites.
#14
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try wide awake by audioslave thats a fun bassline

Oh God I love that song.

If you want to work on playing with the guitarist (I hope I don't catch flak for that, it's a legitimate way of playing bass IMO), try like anything by RATM or Audioslave. The word "RIFF" is all over Tom and Tim.

If you want some work doing great stuff that goes with the drums, yeah of course, check out RHCP. Flea's all about the groove.
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Oh God I love that song.

If you want to work on playing with the guitarist (I hope I don't catch flak for that, it's a legitimate way of playing bass IMO), try like anything by RATM or Audioslave. The word "RIFF" is all over Tom and Tim.

If you want some work doing great stuff that goes with the drums, yeah of course, check out RHCP. Flea's all about the groove.


and if u want something all about the bass, look up anything by Claypool

but it might be too early for that just yet

well Drums are very important in Primus too

and guitar, I think Ler is horrendously underrated as a guitarist

the guy's freakin awesome

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#17
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Try Motown stuff for fun bass lines

esp. Earth Wind and fire


Motown is awesome for bass and there's something there for all skill levels. James Jamerson is a gold mine for good bass licks. For easy but fun, check out "Just a Little Misunderstanding" or "Nowhere to Run".
#18
Yeh, I was listening to "In the Stone" for the first time in a long time

I forgot how bass-centric that song was, wow...

There should be Motown genre board...
#20
Carousel by Blink is probably my favorite.

As for easier ones... Anthem Pt. 2, Not Now, Always, and those kind of easy, but fun songs.
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#21
I find Everything Went Numb by Streetlight Manifesto to be the most fun thing I play in my arsenal. And seeing as you've only been on bass for a few weeks I doubt you have a 5/6 string but in the odd chance you do Solar Groove by John Myung is a nice little piece I love to play.
#25
Out In L.A by RHCP.
Addictive bassline.


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I think it's at least a bit correct. I dont have my bass now so I kinda forgot how I play it. I may be in the wrong key.
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#27
"Uno" and "Fillip" from Muse are pretty easy, and lots of fun.

Floyd's "Money" is always fun, but not that challenging.
#28
1234, 1234 by Catch 22/Streetlight Manifesto
Aeroplane by RHCP
Or for something less challenging, Yes by Manic Street Preachers
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#29
well, no offense to punk or anything, but a lot of it i'm sure you could play with them right now, if that's what they're playing.

but if you're looking for some fun basslines to play, check out RHCP. they've got what you're looking for i'm sure. try some AFI basslines, they've got very good punk bass.
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#31
Hysteria by Muse, and Eternally Missed, also by muse. Infact, most Muse songs...
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#32
check out the misfits or any other punk or pop punk bands. easy basslines but they're always fun to play.


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#33
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check out the misfits or any other punk or pop punk bands. easy basslines but they're always fun to play.


^ Agree

When I play I usually start off with some Misfits since they are fun but really not hard to play. When you want more of challenge but still punk fun try something like Ramones or The Casualties.