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Cover tune suggestions for bassist/singer???

Discussion in 'Tablature and Notation [BG]' started by ric1312, Apr 26, 2006.

  1. ric1312

    ric1312 Banned

    Apr 16, 2006
    chicago, IL.
    Hi, basically I'm not only the bassist for my band, but also the singer. We have a bunch of originals, but we are trying to do covers as well. So, far we are only doing "bad moon rising," and "five to one."

    I'm trying to find songs where they are easy to play and figure out on the bass. And it's possible for me to sing and play them at the same time. So, far I'm finding that I have to do one of the following to sing and play at the same time.

    1. sing in between parts.
    2. sing right along with parts, right on the note.
    3. or at least have the bass line be simple enough that I can marry some of the words sung to some of the notes.

    So, as you can see I can't do anything really busy or complicated just yet, while I'm singing.

    So, can some bassist/singers throw some ideas for covers at me please.

    We are a rock/metal band. We are not adverse to playing anything classic or on the newer side, just as long as it's something we'll get some milage out of. Please list band as well as song.
  2. Down on the corner- Creedance Clearwater
    Smoke on the Water- Deep Purple
    Sunshine of Your Love- Cream

    Just to name a few.
  3. DaftCat


    Jul 26, 2004
    Medicine Hat
    All the Small Things - Blink 182
    Tush - ZZ Top
    Keep Your Hands to Yourself - Georgia Satellites
    Little Wing - Jimi Hendrix
    Wind Cries Mary - Jimi Hendrix
    Fire - Jimi Hendrix
    Into the Void - Black Sabbath
    Walking on the Moon - Police
    Sedated - Ramones

    Just to name a few...
  4. bassplayer347

    bassplayer347 Guest

    Dec 24, 2003
    Tube Snake Boogie - ZZ Top
    Pearl Necklace - ZZ Top
    Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
    Gimme Some Lovin' - The Spencer Davis Group
    kryptonite - 3 Doors Down
  5. Paranoid - Black Sabbath
    Any Ramones Tune
    Just What I Needed - Cars
    De Doo Doo Doo De Da Da Da - Police
    All Day and All of the Night - Kinks
    Tequila - Champs
  6. WillaiMC


    May 3, 2006
    Aerials - System of a Down, Bass line is UTTERLY simple and is a basic harmony with the vocals during the chorus.
  7. AngelofDeath66


    May 21, 2006
    lol dont cover smoke on the water you will get murdered.
    whoever said paranoid is smart.
    if youre coordinated enough try some iron maiden, or my generation by the who

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