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easy songs!

Discussion in 'Tablature and Notation [BG]' started by snackmaster, Jan 5, 2007.

  1. snackmaster


    Jan 5, 2007
    ya, are there any tabs you guys could suggest that are simple and easy, that i can learn quickly so i can look cool while im still learning. Something easy along the lines of U2- with or without you (really easy, i love it).

  2. Lower-Than-Low


    Jun 7, 2006
    Duude, if you wanted to look cool, you shoulda picked up a guitar. I pretty sure a lot of people are gonna agree with me here.

    As for easy songs, ACDC stuff is pretty simple. Probably why I havent learned any of it.
    Some Metallica is also pretty simple, just fast.
  3. Linkert

    Linkert Guest

    Oct 24, 2006
    Learn songs with some melody to the bassline. Otherwise it will become boring and you do like very many bass beginers, swich to guitar....
    . James Brown - I feel good. | Heaven.
    . RHCP - Give it away. | Its not as hard as it sounds.
    . Pearl Jam - Black. | Its soft in a cool way.
    . Led Zeppelin - Moby dick. | Its nice. One riff allmost.
    . Jimi Hendrix - Purple haze. | Just simple. Try learning it by ear.
  4. nirvana, smells like teen spirit
  5. snackmaster


    Jan 5, 2007
    no, i dont want to do guitar. I wanted to learn an instrument so i chose bass, cause it looks pretty cool, a guy named scott pilgrim plays it (my hero) and i want to be the bass guy, ya there are plenty of people who play the bass but there are so many people who play guitar.
  6. arbarnhart


    Nov 16, 2006
    Raleigh, NC
    Are you using a course or taking lessons or ???

    A lot of ZZ Top and George Thorogood songs are fairly easy to play and can be recognized by just the bass line. Some of the songs that are easiest to play the bass lines for are not very recognizable with just the bass line.
  7. snackmaster


    Jan 5, 2007
    ok right now im going to lessons. I started like a month ago, hes teaching me through this book so i can like get stronger hands and have like good fingering and technique or whatever. But ya i just want easy simple bass lines so i can have at least some kind of repetoire of songs. Like i want simple easy bass lines like The Beatles - Ballad of John and Yoko, Tom Petty - Face in a Crowd, and U2 - With or Without You. Ya those arent the coolest songs but there nice and easy, so recoomend me some easy ones like that.
  8. TheDarkReaver

    TheDarkReaver Banned

    Mar 20, 2006
    Lincolnshire, UK
    for whom the bell tolls by metallica, nice little bass intro in that song.

    the bass solo in the middle of orion by metallica is not too hard really either but is really nice to play, it's all arpeggios (i think, my knowledge of musical terms isn't great)
  9. One of the first I ever learnt was Yes "Owner Of A Lonely Heart"

    G --------
    D ---------
    A ----55--
    E 5-78--33

    That's pretty much it over and over, except for middle section where he goes for a stroll on D and G
  10. wouldnt it make more sense to play like
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  11. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    Rise by Public Image ltd.

    Incredibly simple bass line, but without a doubt one of the best songs ever written.

    Jonas Hellborg played bass on the track too, Steve Vai on guitars, Ginger Baker on the drums, John Lydon on vocals and Bill Laswell producing. Talk about an all star line up!

    :D :D :D :cool: :cool: :cool: :eek: :eek:
  12. Depends on the key I guess:bassist:

    You could always do a run higher up when all's said and done

  13. or

  14. slapslappopslap


    Nov 22, 2006
    moving the place you play the notes doesnt change the key.

    E|-5----| theyre both a its not like its a different key for a different string. just slightly different tone.
  15. mayhem


    Jan 27, 2007
    Du hast by Rammstein is very easy! And a good song too.
  16. Everybody's first song: Smoke on the water - Deep Purple

    Goes (any one string) 0 3 5 , 0 3 65 , 0 3 5 , 3 0...
    Figure out the white stripes' Seven nation army by ear if you can (thats not as hard as it may sound).
  17. Delude


    Jan 28, 2007

    Erm, the intro to that song isn't played in E though

    I'm pretty sure it's something like:

  18. Lower-Than-Low


    Jun 7, 2006
    Yeah, I just learned it in band class, the guy right above me has it right.
  19. oldrocker


    Feb 13, 2005
    Long Island, NY
    Not only that, but the bass never plays that riff.
  20. Lower-Than-Low


    Jun 7, 2006
    Sure doesnt, but its fun to play anyways :)

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