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Does anybody know some good songs?

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Bessie, Aug 12, 2002.

  1. Bessie


    Aug 11, 2002
    I forgot to ask in my last post if anybody knew of some great songs I should learn. I'm not really into that whole 5-5-5-5-5-5-6-6-6-6-6 bull. I like things more. Nothing too complicated but a bit more than this. Maybe a semi-easy riff from Flea? His always sound more like it's own thing rather than just a bass keeping a beat. I hate that stupid beat thing in bands. Thay shouldn't do that. That's why a lot of bass players don't have much respect. It all looks talentless. Anybody can do it. But back to my question. I'd really apprieciate some suggestions. Heres a hint at the kinda stuff I like, Pink Floyd, Janis, Led Zepplin, old black sabbath, Red Hot..., Midnight Oil, Nirvana, Pearl Jam...etc.
  2. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    How about some Pink Floyd, Janis, Led Zepplin, old black sabbath, Red Hot..., Midnight Oil, Nirvana, Pearl Jam...etc?

    just a thought :rolleyes:
  3. Bessie


    Aug 11, 2002
    I was kinda meaning songs, not artists. I don't know very much about the basslines in the songs I like. I've looked at some and there too complicated. I was asking if anybody could tell me some semi-easy somgs to learn in the same kind of ganre of those artists. I didn't want someone telling me to learn some song by, say, Blink , that I don't like. But good answer. I would have said the same.
  4. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile

    Pink Floyd - Money
    Ms. Joplin - Little piece of my heart
    Led Zep - Ocean or the Crunge
    Sabbath - Warning
    RHCP - My Lovely Man

    why not start trying to learn the ones YOU like? I listed ones I had fun figuring out
  5. Sir Psycho Sexy - RHCP
  6. soul to squeeze-rhcp

    in the flesh?-pink floyd

    bound to the floor-local h

    one armed scissor-at the drive-in

    tom sawyer-rush
  7. Black Sabbath - Farries Wear Boots
    Nirvana - Lithium
    Pearl Jam - Oceans
  8. how about pea, otherside or purple stain by rhcp?
  9. WillPlay4Food

    WillPlay4Food Now With More Metal! Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2002
    Orbiting HQ
    Led Zep - Whole Lotta Love
    Only 3 notes, but timing is everything

    Black Sabbath - Iron Man

    Golden Earring - Radar Love
    A bit more complicated, I felt like I played a real song when I did this one.

    U2 - Just about any song but definitely anything off of Achtung Baby
  10. Try getting a rhcp bass book. either mothers milk, bssm or californication and working through it piece by piece there's also a flea book with pieces of multiple albums.

    also rage against the machines first album has some cool stuff.
  11. In that case chromatic fantasy by Jaco would be a good choice as well.

    Seriously though, how about the intro to The Trees by Rush, that is what I played when I felt in a rut because it wasn't too hard but not really simple either so it restored my confidence. I think I'll make a movie out of that, I'll call it How James Got His Groove Back. Ok, that was really lame, but give the song a try :).
  12. PunkerTrav


    Jul 18, 2001
    Canada & USA
    Ditto on "soul to squeeze" -RHCP. That's definatly one of my favorite basslines, and it's not too hard to boot.:)

    Have fun,
  13. Sir Psycho Sexy might be a little tought to start with. It will help with coordination though if u want to try it. Oh and the phase shifter in it rocks.
  14. Dammit i wanted to say otherside, bessie learn this it's easy and it's the coolest song ever sort of, well its very goood.
  15. bizzaro


    Aug 21, 2000
    A couple.
  16. Lol i knew someone would say that:D
  17. Boplicity

    Boplicity Supporting Member

    Led Zep: The Lemon Song
    Black Sab: War Pigs
    RHCP: Blood, Sugar, Sex, Magic and Under the Bridge

    Pink Floyd: The Wall
    Janice Joplin: Me and Bobby McGee and Ball and Chain

    Nirvanah: Smells Like Teen Spirit
    Pearl Jam(et all) Hunger Strike and I'm Still Alive
  18. Bessie


    Aug 11, 2002
    Nobody said Electric Funeral.
  19. Nirvana's - lounge act
  20. Day Tripper and Birthday by the Beatles
    Plush by STP
    Can't Explain by The Who

    Good songs, not overly simple, and fun as heck to play.

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