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easy bass lines that sounds complex

Discussion in 'Tablature and Notation [BG]' started by retitled, Apr 12, 2004.


  1. retitled

    retitled

    Feb 13, 2004
    forest hills
    does anybody have any tabs for some bass lines that sound complex but that are fairy simple?
     
  2. N.I.B the original Black Sabbath version, Mr. Claypools version can be quite tricky. Of course definitions of "easy" may vary, what I consider easy might be difficult for you and vice-versa.
     
  3. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    Cliff Burton's lines sound great and are fairly easy.

    The Awakening is the first thing that I can think of that sounds impressive to non-bassists yet most of it is pretty easy.
     
  4. hateater

    hateater snatch canadian cream

    May 4, 2001
    Eugene, OR
    "Cosmic Girl" by Jamiroquai.
     
  5. Don_Cholo

    Don_Cholo

    Apr 2, 2004
    the chicken - jaco pastorius
     
  6. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    Most Primus stuff is very simple, it just doesn't sound like it.
     
  7. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    +1 to that.

    Everytime I go into a store around here, one of the employees (guitarist) is always amazed by slapping, especially the more difficult Primus songs. Or two handed tapping instead of eighties shred style tapping.
     
  8. Redhotbassist

    Redhotbassist

    Oct 19, 2002
    England
    Incubus - Battlestar scratchlatica (second word probably spelt wrong)
    Primus - my name is mud
    RHCP - aeroplane
     
  9. retitled

    retitled

    Feb 13, 2004
    forest hills
    iron butterfly - in the garden of eden
     
  10. hateater

    hateater snatch canadian cream

    May 4, 2001
    Eugene, OR
    You think that sound hard?
     
  11. retitled

    retitled

    Feb 13, 2004
    forest hills
    :bawl: are u making fun of me? :crying:
     
  12. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    [Simpson voice] "In the garden of eden, baby! Don't you know that I loooovvvee you!" [/Simpson voice]
     
  13. hateater

    hateater snatch canadian cream

    May 4, 2001
    Eugene, OR
    Just pointing out the fact that there is nothing complex about that song. Also, I am making fun of you.
     
  14. SuperDuck

    SuperDuck

    Sep 26, 2000
    Wisconsin
    Now, now, let's play nice.
     
  15. hateater

    hateater snatch canadian cream

    May 4, 2001
    Eugene, OR

    NEV-AR!!!!
     
  16. hateater

    hateater snatch canadian cream

    May 4, 2001
    Eugene, OR
    Any Dream Theater song. That John Myung guy needs to practice.
     
  17. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses, Hipshot products
    i think robert deleo of STP has lots of tasteful lines that sound complicated but are fairly simple to play. i'm on an STP kick.

    aeroplane is NOT a simple song to play, unless you're not playing it correctly.

    somebody else here once suggested learning around the world for a beginner's song. is this ego stuff, or mild insanity???
     
  18. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Ontario
    Haha, +1 to the Aeroplane thing. When I first started taking lessons after a few months of playing, it sounded cool so I tried to learn it. TRIED being the operative word!
     
  19. malthumb

    malthumb

    Mar 25, 2001
    The Motor City
    "I'll Take You There" by The Staple Singers. Nice groove. Nailing the timing is the most difficult part of learning this one.

    Peace,

    James