Fun songs for a beginner.

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by BigBrew, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. BigBrew

    BigBrew Guest

    Jan 12, 2009
    I'm relatively new at playing bass, only been doing so for a few months, and i'm looking for some songs that are fun to play but at the same time not too difficult. I've been learning slap, and i'm fairly quick at getting around to whatever frets i need to, so the songs don't need to be super simplistic, just something i can jam to. I like all fields of music from jazz to metal, so variety would actually be a good thing for me.

    Thanks ahead of time for any and all responses, and sorry if this has been posted a thousand times before, i'm also new to the forums.
  2. Sam Evans

    Sam Evans

    Nov 29, 2008
    Punk is a good place to start -- fun but mostly pretty simple. Maybe the Clash, Sex Pistols, etc.?
  3. stewart8980

    stewart8980 Guest

    Apr 11, 2008
    Rhode Island
    Rappers Delight/Good Times- Sugarhill Gang/Chic

    Easy to play, but sounds damn good.
  4. Geddy Claypool

    Geddy Claypool SX J-75/Traben Neo 4 -> SVT-CL/SVT-810E

    Aug 3, 2008
    Anything by Sublime!
  5. Tony In Philly

    Tony In Philly Supporting Member

    Oct 25, 2007
    Filthydelphia, USA
    Whole Lotta Love -- Led Zepplin
  6. mambo4


    Jun 9, 2006
    Learn a 12 bar blues line or two, easy to play and sounds cool. then you can take it to other musicians and spend hours getting your feel down.
  7. BigBrew

    BigBrew Guest

    Jan 12, 2009
    All right, this should get me started in the right direction. Thanks all for the suggestions.
  8. dbassman59

    dbassman59 Guest

    Dec 19, 2008
    Vancouver, BC
    I'm not sure if you are into Classic Rock .. but here's some reall easy ones that are fun to play and very easy ..

    Highway to Hell - AC/DC
    Not Fragile - BTO
    Dazed and Confused - Led Zepplin
    Paranoid - Black Sabbath
  9. ColdSteelRain

    ColdSteelRain Guest

    Jul 27, 2008
    Dallas, TX
    Louie Louie: AAA-DD,EEE-DD, repeat
    Sunshine of Your Love - Cream
  10. rcarraher

    rcarraher Guest

    Dec 21, 2008
    Money Pink Floyd, Day Tripper Beatles, White Room Cream
  11. Zombbg4


    Jul 15, 2008
    Yea learn the 12 bar blues, it will come in handy. I played the crap out of Longview by Green Day when I was starting out, it's a fun bass line.
  12. Ditto on 12 bar blues.. stuff by Albert Collins or someone you like.

    Play this stuff till you puke... focus on where the notes go back and fourth from. Once you get this, we can move onto major scales.

    I'm always amazed at the guys with a 5k rig that can't hear an interval but can memorize riffs.
  13. "Boris the Spider". Fun to play and sing, especially if you can do that Entwistle vocal effect. Audiences love it.
  14. BrennP90

    BrennP90 Guest

    Jun 26, 2008
    Pittsburgh, PA
    First song I ever learned was 'Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress' by the Hollies, cool song!
  15. DocBop


    Feb 22, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    I started learn Animals tunes that led me to Blues and then played lots of Blues. What an amazing education and made it easy to sit-in with good players to learn more about music and playing with others.