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Yeah, my friend just got a bass and he's really excited about it. And I was looking for some kickass bass parts that are kinda easy. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Yeah, my friend just got a bass and he's really excited about it. And I was looking for some kickass bass parts that are kinda easy. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.


hysteria by muse or yyz by rush. xD
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hysteria by muse or yyz by rush. xD


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smoke on the water XD
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hysteria by muse or yyz by rush. xD

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#8
Well, it would really help if you told us what kind of music your friend likes.

But, just to be productive, some suggestions:

RHCP - Otherside. Really ridiculously easy to play, just gotta play it well, dig? That will be GREAT for getting him to appreciate countermelody that bass can pull.

Audioslave - Cochise. If he's totally new, this one might be a little tricky, but he'll get it down. Great practice on hammer-ons and decent speed practice, also great for giving him an appreciation for THE RIFF. Because, it's one of the coolest riffs ever.

Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit. Yeah, I said it, wanna fight about it? Good for basic rhythm pattern, and playing it STILL makes my grip muscles burn. So, good for that. The bassline here also strikes a nice balance between guitar-backing at the chorus and being the meat of the verse.

Ozzy - Crazy Train. Lets him appreciate the low end. Also, that verse riff is fantastic beginner practice. Get down the double-strum and the pedaling technique. The bass line for the guitar solo might be a little tricky at first, but practice will get you to appreciate scale walk-downs.


Hope that's good for now... your friend should have fun.
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#9
Bury me by Smashing Pumpkins

ok, its not kickass, but it sounds pretty cool, and is dead easy
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#13
Lots of Pink Floyd is good for learning time keeping while not being boring.

Start him on things like "Corporal Clegg", "In The Flesh", or "Young Lust". "Run Like Hell" if he wants to try Drop D, or really can't keep time. Maybe "Let There Be More Light" if he likes the opening. "Money" is a great song to learn when he wants to make the leap from newb to beginner/intermediate beginner. "Time" is good for moving around the strings, while "On The Run" will... well, it'll at least help with endurance, if nothing else.

Outside of Floyd...
"Uno" and "Stockholm Syndrome" from Muse have easy bass lines ("Uno" has more string movement)

Steely Dan's "Do It Again" is pretty simple.
#14
Less Than Jake have some nice bass lines in their earlier stuff, Dopeman is quite cool and not that difficult
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not an easy bassline bud
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^ Yea, really. It's a simple riff, but Les Slaps the sheeeoowwt out of that thing. No beginner can pull that off dude.
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On guitar its easy so I assume same for bass.


How familiar are you with Les Claypool's abilities?
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How familiar are you with Les Claypool's abilities?



Obviously not very. He's a guitarist and Les is a BASS PLAYER.

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