#1
What are your favorite non technical songs to play?

I mean, songs that sound nice, but aren't hard

I say 'Walking on air' by King Crimson
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#2
Hush by Tool. Not even 3 minutes long but it's the most glorious 2 and a half minutes there is when it comes to bass playing. I like throwing in some delay in the verses, and playing the intro riff in place of the verse one in the second half of the verse. It's not that easy to play, but it's not that hard either, and if you've been playing for a few years it should be a piece of cake. But the main thing with it is it's just so fun and great to get into, especially alongside maynard's vocals.
#3
Rapid Fire Tollbooth (otherwise known as Goliath when played by The Mars Volta) by Omar Rodriguez Lopez.
Its so lax and fun.
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#4
Oerend Hard by Normaal, a popular Dutch language rock song about two die-hard bikers that indeed die hard. It's just stomping root notes in a steady straight through kadoeng-kadoeng rhythm. No tiresome exercises, no tricks, no unpleasant bendings, but playing it is utterly satisfying. Any attempts to dress up the bass line only ruïns the song, so I've given up on that. Instead I always take this song as an oppertunity to fool around on stage, do silly dances with the guitarist and making funny faces to the audience. Really great fun.
#5
"For whom the bell tolls" by Metallica. Nice and easy.
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#6
Battlestar Scratchlactica by Incubus
YYZ by Rush
Disposition by Tool
Saltwater Sound by Zero 7, and a load of their other stuff too.
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#7
Hallie Does Hebron by Propagandhi, probably.
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#9
Brian Wilson by the barenaked ladies. I just love the song so much, and the quirky easy-going bass lines up with the barenaked ladies' feel so well, plus it sounds really cool and has a fun solo.

edit* I should specify, even the solo is easily approachable and doesn't require a lot of "technical" playing.
#10
bad reputation by Thin Lizzy, i rediscovered this line yesterday. great rhythm.
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#13
Perfect Day by Lou Reed is my current favourite that fits the bill. Its really beautiful but quite simple.
#14
"Warning" by Green Day, and my cousin's song "Bat That Has No Ears".
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#15
In the Midnight Hour by Wilson Pickett.
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#18
Quote by Dinkydaisy
In the Midnight Hour by Wilson Pickett.


You know that's one of my favourite Duck Dunn lines. Its dead easy to play, but getting it in the pocket is not as easy, lol. I remember my first bass teacher saying it was one of the most mis-played bass lines of all time.
#20
Final countdown, what a high energy song

never knew there could be so much umph in root notes
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#22
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Breaking the Law by Judas Priest. It's just root note pounding but I love hammering that one out for some reason.

Great song, along with a lot of other ones from JP. Their songs just have some kind of energy to them that most don't, hence why they're so much fun to play despite their simplicity. "Heading Out On The Highway" is one of my favorite simple basslines by them, great song in general. Halford has some legendary pipes if you ask me.
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Great song, along with a lot of other ones from JP. Their songs just have some kind of energy to them that most don't, hence why they're so much fun to play despite their simplicity. "Heading Out On The Highway" is one of my favorite simple basslines by them, great song in general. Halford has some legendary pipes if you ask me.


Definitly, I wish I could sing like that. Jawbreaker is another one of my favourites.
#25
A Portrait of Tracy. I kow it's so bloody simple, but it grooves so easy...


seriously, probably Evil by Interpol and Sunshine of Your Love by Cream.
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#26
Everything by the Floyd. Roger's rhythm is very simple, yet effective and catchy.
#27
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Everything by the Floyd. Roger's rhythm is very simple, yet effective and catchy.

True.

I like 'Money' and 'Have a Cigar'

Good music, good band, good bassist
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True.

I like 'Money' and 'Have a Cigar'

Good music, good band, good bassist


What about Echoes and One Of These Days? Is 2 notes = song? In roger's case, hell yeah!
#29
Alice in Chains - Nutshell

So simple to play, yet sounds so good

Incubus - Megalomaniac

Quite fun aswell, especially the chorus


+1 for disposition aswell, although aren't harmonics considered technical? :P
#30
I love to play I wish by Stevie Wonder.

Not too hard and sounds fantastic.
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#31
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Stand By Me. It's so... perfect.


Funny that you mention this song. Our band has it in its repertoire too and we play it often, but it is the song I enjoy playing the least of all. Somehow I have the feeling that the simplicity not at all catching the essence of the song. But whatever I tried to dress up the bass line failed. I strongly felt that there was some subtility that eluded me.
Burt now you put this song in the Easy But Fun category, I think I'll have to change my mind about it. When I accept that this song really is simple and that there is nothing more to it than meets the ear, maybe I too can enjoy playing it.
#33
This Darkened Heart- All That Remains. The hardest part of that song is tuning to full D with a crap tuner that cant read much but standard.
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#34
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Yeah, the first time I heard it I thought it was stupidly cornball. But when you just start having fun with it, it actually gets kind of fun to play. Not to mention frightfully catchy.


This always surprises people considering that the spouse and I have such 'alternative' tastes in music (he's a huge Zappa / Beefheart fan), but that song was our first dance as married couple. Seriously.

And yes, its frightfully catchy as a bass line.
#35
I suck at the bass so everything I play is beginner type stuff.
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#36
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In the Midnight Hour by Wilson Pickett.

not a bad choice i totally forgot about that bass line in the verse its a fun song to play i had to cover it in jazz and blues emsemble at college fun song
#37
Carousel by Blink-182. I love the bass chords and the killer harmonies with the guitar.
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#38
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George Baker - Little Green Bag.

Slickest bassline ever.


thats the ost amzing bassline ever but ya amazing simple