Drop D favorites
Hey everyone. New here, was just wondering what everyone's take on Drop D was. My friend taught me Outshined-Soundgarden and I loved the sound.
List your favorite Drop D songs, and if you don't mind, maybe point out a few easier ones for beginner bassists like myself!
Rage Against The Machine - Killing In The Name Of
Rage Against The Machine - Snakecharmer
One of my favs (and a pretty easy one for a beginner) is Slither by Velvet Revolver. Very fun to play with a band too.
So many good ones. Among my favorites to play though;
Freak - Silverchair
High - Jimmies Chicken Shack
Hey Man - Filter
Unsung - Helmet
all apologies by nirvana is a fun one, though that's technically drop Db, with the whole bass tuned down a 1/2 step, then the the Eb dropped to Db.
Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall
I will definitely be looking all these tabs up later, for sure. I'm a big Nirvana fan. I'll have to lookup how to tune correctly for most of their music
Stick it Out - Rush (yes, even Rush did Drop D at one point) - main riff is easy, the rest isn't as easy necessarily.
Anything by Tool. Schism is surprisingly easy once you understand the cadence of the main riff. It's good pick practice.
Testify - Rage Against the Machine - great introduction to Tim Commerford's style, with a lot of syncopation and some ghost noting in the main riff
Bullet for my Valentine and Avenged Sevenfold both play almost entirely in Drop D. They're also good pick practice.
Scars by X Japan is also in Drop D, in contrast to most of the band's other songs which are in Eb. The original line was played with a pick, but I personally like the sound I get playing it with my fingers. It's a good riff to practice bursts of speed.
Hope this helps.
EDIT: Also I forgot about Everlong by the Foo Fighters. That's a really simple one.
soundgarden - gun
misfits - hybrid moments
As Hamlet7768 has said, Schism is a brilliant and fun song to play. Also, Freedom by Rage Against the Machine is good
Everlong - Foo Fighters
Redneck- Lamb of God. Insanely cool riffage
Killing in the Name Of
Blast by Marcus Miller is my favorite, but definitely not easy.
+1 on Tool. 'Sober', 'The Pot' and 'Stinkfist' have been in my bands playlists for some time.
Also, Porcupine Tree's 'Fear Of A Blank Planet' is a killer track.
Girls, Girls, Girls.
Life Is Beautiful
Lorelei by Wishbone Ash
|All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:16 PM.|
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.12
Copyright ©2000 - 2013, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.