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Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by foq1978, Dec 3, 2009.
blink 182- what's my age again
also the first song I ever learned
Hey, even I've played this one on a gig!
Really? Do you think so? Easiest?
I've played that one too....
My girlfriend doesn't play bass. She's not a musician. I just taught her Green Day's Brain Stew. She also played Beastie Boys Fight for Your Right at a gig once. I don't think she's held a bass guitar in her hands for more than two hours in her lifetime. I don't think it gets easier than those 2.
Either way, it's a great song (on an even better album)
So Whatcha Want by the Beastie Boys. Boring, but simple enough to build confidence in almost any beginner.
Anything by U2.
I'm Not In Love - 10cc.
black sabbath by black sabbath.
"Close to the Edge" by Yes.
Anything by AC/DC.
Those bass lines are so elementary-school simplistic that you can even play them backwards with ease (but be warned......if you play them backwards, you'll get your girl back, you'll get your truck back, and you'll get your dog back). Depending on your circumstances, you may or may not want some of those events to happen.
You sir, are a genius.
Wow. Can't believe no one mentioned Genesis' "Turn it On Again". It marked the end of the good Genesis, and it's reeeeally easy. It's a 3 note song, for god's sake.
One of my faves is Talking Heads' "Once In A Lifetime". Great groove, only two notes.
a similiar forum(s) is posted in the tab section. the easiest songs ever, good songs for beginners, etc. check there for more songs. but i'd say any R.E.M. song is easy, alice in chains, smashing pumpkins, i could go on. favorites though would be the offspring - the kids aren't alright, bush - glycerine, the animals - the house of the rising sun, and pink floyd - another brick in the wall pt 2
probably something by the white stripes.
all the small things-blink 182
smells like teen spirit-Nirvana
somebody mentioned "creep" and "say it ain't so" a few pages ago. I have to disagree. While neither are hard, they are both lines that force you to pay attention to rhythm. A lot of people seem to be forgetting how crucial rhythm is. For a lot of people, learning to effectively play rhythmically is something that happens years and years after they learn to play melodically. I've seen more bands than I can count attempt to cover "Say it Ain't So", but I've heard very few amateur bass players that gave that line the nuanced attention it requires. Similarly, "Creep" is not a song that I'd trust a beginner to play in a band.
Anybody can remember a sequence of notes, but it takes skill to do complex rhythms. For that reason, any pop punk song with no rhythmic variation, regardless of how many chord changes it has, is probably the easiest thing a person could play.