After taking lessons with a formal teacher and playing with some very well classical trained musicians I believe the most important part in music is Listening.I mean without an instrument in hands know which notes and chords are being played.
As Bass players I think we are more limited in harmonic listening, I am in the process of listening to pop music simple songs and without the bass trying to figurte out the notes and chords. Also I try to figure out what scale the song is, and I am focusing in songs that I can realize to have more natural tones, and scales used in most pop songs like A minor, E minor, F major, C major, etc.
While listening to guitar chords make me the things easier, can you recomend me some songs where the chords of the guitar are easy to listen to, that way it is easier for me to keep the chord in my head.
An example of this is this song
Tracy chapman:Baby, can I hold you http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYpcCzhXoIg
That DMajor is very easy for me to figure it out....Do you have more songs that can help me with this process of learning?