Can anyone tel me a good song to learn to improve my skills further?

Discussion in 'Tablature and Notation [BG]' started by mikkk, Nov 24, 2004.

  1. Im only 16, been playin a year, and ive been playin les claypool stuff and mudvayne but i want to improve more so are there any songs that are challenging but not totally insane that you could let me know, i also need to play a good song for my GCSE music and i need something that'll show off some skills so i get top marx, if anyone can help it'll be gretly appreciated. Thanx!!! :bag:
  2. Rich600


    Nov 22, 2004
    Stu Hamm - Moonlight Sonata
    Tool - Thr Grudge
    Rancid - Roots Radicals
    Muse - Hysteria, Plug In Baby
    GreenDay - I Was There
    Converge - Heaven In Her Arms Or Phoenix In Flight, not sure which.
  3. yay...converge.

    Bach - Prelude in C Minor
    The Temptations - My Girl
    Marvin Gaye - Heard It Through The Grapevine
  4. SlavaF


    Jul 31, 2002
    Edmonton AB
  5. red hot chili peppers- Breaking the girl
    interpol- obstacle 1
    red hot chili peppers- suck my kiss
    aerosmith- mama kin
    the mars volta- drunkship of lanters
    red hot chili peppers- under the bridge

    go crazyy
  6. Rich600


    Nov 22, 2004
    I hope thats not sarcasm young man...
  7. the_vza1


    Jun 15, 2004
    roots radical is jesus (not bass line, which is good, the whole song i mean)
  8. green day - when I come around
    muse - muscle museum
    ozma - korobeiniki
    nirvana - lounge act

    :bassist: :hyper:
  9. tool - schism
    RHCP - around the world (lol a good challenge)
    rancid - maxwell murder
    try some Primus lol!
    and some Dream Theater...
  10. basspunk2005


    Jan 31, 2005
    England UK
    this isnt hard but i played welcome to paradise by green day and I got an A for my gcse, its more about if you can play properly and in time than choosing a really hard song and completely messing it up. chances are you will get a beter grade for a lesser challenging song. it sounds stupid as thats what i thought when i did my music gcse. another good song is No one knows by green day
  11. RedCoatMonster


    Aug 14, 2007
    Thomas, OK
    Led Zep.-Black Dog
    Not and itll help wih going up and down from string to string.
    Also its a groovey tune and fun to play. =]
  12. jackcregg

    jackcregg Guest

    Feb 25, 2007
    You really revived an exciting thread
  13. Here's one:

    Yes - Heart of the Sunrise
  14. peaveyuser

    peaveyuser Banned

    Oct 18, 2006
    +1 on YYZ, freakin nuts!

    Also Pulling Teeth bass solo by Cliff Burton, insane I just finished learning it, now I just need to work out a few things to perfect it.
  15. thumblypeg


    Oct 23, 2007
    Charlotte, NC
    Cult of Personality- Living Colour

    There isn't a whole lot of memorization there, but it gave my fingers a work out learning it. I think I was about 16 at the time.

    Five Magics-Megadeth

    Johnny Kick a Hole in the Sky- Chili Peppers

    Lemon Song- Led Zeppelin

    I think these songs were pretty challenging me after about 2 years of playing. Mostly a finger workout, the Lemon Song was an exercise in ear training mostly, learning the solo note for note.

    I never learned YYZ, but that definitely sounds like something that would take a bit of work to play well. I guess I'll have to get started on it. Seems like I'm the only bass player that doesn't know it. :)
  16. +2
  17. Jazzdogg

    Jazzdogg Less barking, more wagging!

    Jul 29, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    Stevie Wonder - "Sir Duke"
    Tower of Power - "Only So Much Oil In The Ground"
  18. Fishbrain


    Dec 8, 2000
    England, Liverpool
    Endorsing Artist: Warwick Bass and Amp

    yeah, i did so what by miles davis for mine and got an A. that isn't too taxing to play
  19. When I first started learning I sucked at playing with my fingers over different strings. Learnt bombtrack by rage against the machine and that sorted me straight out
  20. ProjectSTi


    Feb 28, 2007
    OMG JAZZDOGG! you mad dude, i was gonna suggest sir duke, that solo is ripped! also try canon in d for bass, very quick fingering there.