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can you point me to some songs with novice/beginner level bass lines...pretty please

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posted on Aug, 18 2016 @ 10:39 AM
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Word up by cameo? Thats an easy one.

The crush of love by satriani has an easy bass line. Plus the motif and melody are simple to learn.

"alright" by jamiroqui is easy on the bass.

Ooooh why didnt i think of this one earlier, but sade. Any sade. All of her bass lines are simple but have a deep pocket and are fun to play along with.





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posted on Aug, 18 2016 @ 10:42 AM
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posted on Aug, 18 2016 @ 10:43 AM
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Groove is in the heart by delight. Same pentatonic riff the whole time.

Hollywood by bootsy collins or his song id rather be with you girl.


Alhough physically tiring due to all the hammer ons but black sunahine by white zombie is easy to learn. All white zombie really.



posted on Aug, 18 2016 @ 05:46 PM
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a reply to: BASSPLYR

yes man yes
love sade

and money is working out real well



posted on Aug, 18 2016 @ 05:48 PM
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originally posted by: BASSPLYR
les claypool stuff can be challenging on a bass not set up like his (he has very low action and super light gauge strings). But an easy song of his is Eleven from the fizzle fry album.

Sir psycho sexy is a very simple bass line and easy to learn. Its on just two strings. A lot of chili pepper stuff actually is simpler than it appears.

Good times/rappers delight is easy and on two strings too. Its literally walking up the dorian mode in the key of D.


i thought he used thick ass dunlops.

i have been messing with david makalaster. going to try to get better at that one



posted on Aug, 18 2016 @ 06:01 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

Nope less uses super light gauge strings. Its what gives him that clanky twangy sound.


Hey if you really, really wanna get into bass check out this slap song by marcys miller. Now this is a deep pocket and groove.

m.youtube.com...


Pretyy damned good tutorial on this. Learn how to play this groove and youve earned the right to dump on just about 95 percent of the bassplayers youll ever meet.

m.youtube.com...



posted on Aug, 18 2016 @ 06:09 PM
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Also tommy the cat is a very rewarding song to learn technique wise.


Hey here check out this song. Its called continuum by a genious (rip) named jaco Pastorious. Plus youll learn great artificial harmonics.


Oh and learn the chicken its funky gosple r&b. But easy to play and learn.

Continuum

m.youtube.com...

The chicken
m.youtube.com...


My favorite song by him to play. Harmonics dejour.

Portrait of Tracey
m.youtube.com...



posted on Aug, 18 2016 @ 06:23 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

Almost anything by Metallica. Kill 'Em All was the first tune I learned and I progressed from there. If you avoid Cliff Burton's insane solos like Anesthesia it's all pretty simple stuff.

Really any solid metal more than 20 years old is a good starting point. Maiden, Megadeth, Motorhead, Sepultura (Pre Chaos AD), early White Zombie (with Sean Yeseult on the bass)... They all used either basic tuning or a half drop tuning. If you try the newer stuff first it will confuse the hell out of you. Most current metal bass players string their bass heavy and drop the tuning low... Avoid stuff by Amon Amarth, Meshuggah, and pretty much any death metal until you've got some good callouses and some serious time under your belt.




posted on Aug, 18 2016 @ 07:05 PM
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Cliff burtons alright.


Hes bot as good as this guy though. Now THIS is a rock bass solo.
m.youtube.com...://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TgntkGc5iBo

Also pro tip. The best bass players these days are doing session work on country albums. Listen to some pop country and youll be surprised by sone of the basslines and muicianship.



posted on Aug, 18 2016 @ 07:49 PM
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originally posted by: BASSPLYR

Also tommy the cat is a very rewarding song to learn technique wise.


Hey here check out this song. Its called continuum by a genious (rip) named jaco Pastorious. Plus youll learn great artificial harmonics.


Oh and learn the chicken its funky gosple r&b. But easy to play and learn.

Continuum

m.youtube.com...

The chicken
m.youtube.com...


My favorite song by him to play. Harmonics dejour.

Portrait of Tracey
m.youtube.com...


i love all the stuff you mention but it is kind of redonk to think i or my wife is going to play anything by jaco.
not happening.

i just want easy # to learn at this point.


edit. we both new to bass and youre tossing out portrait of tracy. ha
that might happen in like 6,000 years.

for joco and his harmonics i like third stone from the sun. his song amelia from when he was with the cc riders is #ing choice

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posted on Aug, 18 2016 @ 07:54 PM
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originally posted by: BASSPLYR
Cliff burtons alright.


Hes bot as good as this guy though. Now THIS is a rock bass solo.
m.youtube.com...://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TgntkGc5iBo

Also pro tip. The best bass players these days are doing session work on country albums. Listen to some pop country and youll be surprised by sone of the basslines and muicianship.


sorry man. that lexi foxx # sucks.
just my opinion.

i still think the best musicians are the jazz session guys.

ever see divinity roxx




posted on Aug, 18 2016 @ 08:00 PM
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Youtube vids are very helpful. When I grew up playing bass 20 years ago we had to figure out stuff for ourselves and order books with tab. Id say the easiest bass line there is , is "badge" by Cream. Although that's not my thing, I always aspired to play complicated stuff. If your a beginner then learn the song and THEN fancy it up and make it sound good.. Some really good bass players you may like are Alain Caron, Ray Riendeau, Steve Bailey and Victor Wooten, Adam Nitti, Jaco Pastorius and Weather Report, Uzeb ,listening to these types of players will make you better and set you apart. Jamiroquai also has some good funky basslines. Also remember, your tone will make it better, use good equipment, make sure your bass is set up and plays easy and smooth, pedals make your bass sound good too, also backing tracks on youtube help out a lot and can make your solos come faster and easier to you.



posted on Aug, 18 2016 @ 08:03 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears REALLY ? ME TOO,,,AWESOME !!! Live with the helicopter intro on youtube is great.......the basslines are easy too, I like the way they are all playing something different and it sounds killer.



posted on Aug, 18 2016 @ 08:06 PM
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a reply to: beeyotch

i was just playing sunshine of your love by cream. my problem with bass is the same as i had when i started guitar. you have to crawl before you walk but i dont want to play that stupid ostinato # or the simple cream songs.
i want to improvise. i want to play claypool and pastorious.
bummer



posted on Aug, 18 2016 @ 08:09 PM
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and i am in love with Esperanza Spalding

# man



posted on Aug, 18 2016 @ 08:15 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

Lexxi fox is a character from a heavy metal glam rock spoof band that played ever weekend in LA. Think glam rock version of spinal tap.

Yeah i feel you on the jazz. I went to berklee. Know all about it.

Listen to beeyotch. His post is spot on. Couldnt have said it better myself.

Oh and victor wooten listrn to that guy if you want to fall over going no fair! Hes living proif that not all men are created equal. And hes a little guy with small hands.

If you sincerely want to get real damned good at funk and slapping my old teacher anthony vitti has a bunch of kick ass books and cds. Hes the funk guy at berklees bass dept. His cd/instruction book the slap bass bible is a treasure of mine. He even puts the drum track tab so you can program your drum machibe to play the beat to the song.



posted on Aug, 18 2016 @ 08:28 PM
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originally posted by: BASSPLYR
a reply to: TinySickTears

Lexxi fox is a character from a heavy metal glam rock spoof band that played ever weekend in LA. Think glam rock version of spinal tap.

Yeah i feel you on the jazz. I went to berklee. Know all about it.

Listen to beeyotch. His post is spot on. Couldnt have said it better myself.

Oh and victor wooten listrn to that guy if you want to fall over going no fair! Hes living proif that not all men are created equal. And hes a little guy with small hands.

If you sincerely want to get real damned good at funk and slapping my old teacher anthony vitti has a bunch of kick ass books and cds. Hes the funk guy at berklees bass dept. His cd/instruction book the slap bass bible is a treasure of mine. He even puts the drum track tab so you can program your drum machibe to play the beat to the song.


i get what you are all saying. i am not new to music. played guitar for a fair bit. studied music theory in my own time over the years. i know all about jaco, weather report, victor wooten.....
at this point i am looking for simple # just to get me going,

i just picked up the bass about a week or so ago and the wife a little before that. i have a better understanding of the theory. i constructed a bunch of chords for her and such.

right now i am just trying to get us both used to the bass. i played guitar and ukulele and she has never played anything.
i love to listen to all the tunes and artist mentioned but they are not beginner tunes.
im going to play victor wooten? jaco? not happening.

i was also playing cisco kid by war earlier and that was cool. i am picking it up pretty fast but i am also used to moving around the fretboard. economy of motion. finger position. things like that.
my wife has a long way to go.
she will be working on a song or something while i am at work and she wants to show me and i tell her its awesome but fingerings are wrong. things like that.
then when i show her 'proper' it kind of clicks.

i know there are no rules but lets just say there is an 'easier' way to do things.

right now we are basically running c major scale shapes and running different songs through guitar pro just to mess around.
i have been hitting david makalaster and she has been getting after psycho killer.'

problem is both of our tastes are virtuoso type musicians so it is hard to start at the bottom with stuff you dont even like to listen to.

and mad props to you for going to berklee.
i kind of hate you for that but i mean that in a nice way.

i feel like i really #ed my life up. i think i could have been a musician easily. a multi instrumentalist.
i have the thirst for it. i have the drive for it. life happened.
i started with guitar when i was about 8. of course put it down and didnt pick it up till my 20's. then i was playing but i was married and had a job where i worked a lot of hours. just not enough time. then i got hurt and lost a finger and not i am trying again with a missing digit at 38.
i still work a lot so the reality is i will not progress that much

my goal now is to help my wife. help her with the theory behind it.
when she learns a song i will learn it so i can help her.

thats about where i am now



posted on Aug, 18 2016 @ 08:41 PM
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Let me ride is also a fun easy song to learn and pick up.

California by Tu Pac?


I dunno. Put on some old school Too Short and jam along to the beats he covers thats fun.

If you really wanna get jazzy gary willis is a goid bet.

But honestly since youve been teaching your wife the ionian scale teach her the dorian mode and show her how to play rappers delight. Its easy.



[Redacted because i sounded like an asshole. ]


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posted on Aug, 18 2016 @ 09:03 PM
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originally posted by: BASSPLYR
Let me ride is also a fun easy song to learn and pick up.

California by Tu Pac?


I dunno. Put on some old school Too Short and jam along to the beats he covers thats fun.

If you really wanna get jazzy gary willis is a goid bet.

But honestly since youve been teaching your wife the ionian scale teach her the dorian mode and show her how to play rappers delight. Its easy.



[Redacted because i sounded like an asshole. ]



aaaah. you sounded ok.
i listen to everything everyone says.
i am just frustrated. i am 38 and my skill level is the same as it was when i was 25.
i guess when you work in a foundry and you work 60 hours a week and you have kids and medical problems it is hard to really get to the level you want to be.

i love to short. just call me step daddy.
i have always loved the theory side more than the application. i know far more than what i can actually apply to the instrument.
i have pretty much resigned myself to the fact that i am never going to get to the level i want to be at.
sure. anything is possible. i am missing mu ring finger so i guess i could go lefty. lets get real though.
40 years old. 40 hours a week at least. a wife. a 4 year old. a 20 year old. life gets in the way.

my wife is only 25. she could get good. she does not work and our daughter starts pre school monday. i would love if my wife would devote all her free time to the bass. she could be amazing. the player i always wanted to be.

she tries hard. she tried to learn stuff while i am at work but it is not really correct. it bothers her that she works for hours a day to get something down and then she shows me what she spent all day on and i have it in a few minutes.
i have an understanding that she does not have.

of course there are players out there that are amazing and know # all about theory but i dont want her to be like that.
i want her to know what she is playing. why does it sound this way or that.

i have been showing her simple things and explaining them to her.

even a three note progression.

A, A# B........played that way it sounds a certain way.
that is descending.

so i had her play it ascending.
B Bb A
sounds different.

i am trying to her her into sounds on their own.

she gets stuck on some of the theory though. i try to put her off on some things but she reads while i am gone and gets confused.

she asks me what the deal is with Bb cause i told her there is no Bb(of course there is) but right now i want her to think about the A# and not the descending Bb.

know what i mean.



posted on Aug, 18 2016 @ 09:09 PM
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i am sorry for my grammatical errors.
i am usually in bed by now but i am sipping pretty hard staying up cause i am waiting on a dude to call me back on this washburn bass.
hope it happens.

#ing berklee man.
i really do hate you.....i dont of course i am just jealous.
i should have been a musician. i have the brain for it. that is how i am wired.
i hear music in everything. i have loads of songs, melodies, riffs, etc in my head that i will never hear.
it bothers me.
if i could do my life over starting at about 10 years old all i would have done is music.
i should have went to berklee, juiliard, GIT, such and such conservatory.....
it genuinely pisses me off that i will never be at the level that i want to be,

have you any idea how that feels?
my god man. its torture.
when i am at work doing my thing half of my mind is on work and the other half i am writing songs in my head.
setting my arrangements. thats how i pass the time.
it is easy in my head i just cant get it out.
what i hope is that i can get it out through my wife or my daughter.

we also have a couple concert ukulele's that i try and get my daughter to pick up as much as possible.

having my brain is absolute torture.



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