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Good bass riffs for beginners...

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by damo2576, Aug 13, 2004.


  1. damo2576

    damo2576

    Aug 9, 2004
    Hi,

    I'm looking for some new riffs to learn, I'm a beginner so something fun, testing but achievable would be great!

    So far I can play happy birthday, white stripes - 7 nation army and my major/minor and pentatonic scales.

    only be playing for 3 days so go easy!

    any suggestions?

    cheers

    damo
     
  2. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Why don't you try this in the "Recordings" forum.... Might get more hits...

    See I need to be a Mod..
     
  3. damo2576

    damo2576

    Aug 9, 2004
    cool will move it...like i said only been 3 days... :eek:

    why dont you suggest a riff?
     
  4. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    "Black Dog" by Led Zeppelin
     

  5. Stomping Grounds- Bela Fleck and The Flecktones

    :cool:
     
  6. Turbo

    Turbo

    Mar 17, 2004
    Illinois
    Iron man
     
  7. JPJ

    JPJ

    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago, IL
    Just about anything from the first couple of Zeppelin or Sabbath albums should be a great place to start. :bassist:
     
  8. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    "NIB" Black Sabbath

    "Minority" Green Day

    and if you are feeling really crazy...


    "Another one bites the dust" Queen
     
  9. 4string4ever

    4string4ever Guest

    Apr 18, 2004
    Orlando, Florida
    Find the Fender Players Club online. They have a couple there that show you the tab, and also give you mp3's.
     
  10. "I wanna be adored" by The Stone Roses.
    Simple, yet effective.
     
  11. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Anything by The Police.
     
  12. josh_m

    josh_m

    May 5, 2004
    Davie, Fl
    Another One Bites the Dust is a good suggestion, you are almost forced to use good technique. The beatles have some pretty nice bass parts. You've learned a lot in 3 days.
     
  13. WillPlay4Food

    WillPlay4Food Now With More Metal! Staff Member Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2002
    Orbiting HQ
  14. damo2576

    damo2576

    Aug 9, 2004
    OMG I complete forgot about The Stone Rose - funny I didnt think about my favourite band!

    Thanks for that, Fools Gold here I come!
     
  15. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Ontario
    D'Angelo - Untitled (How Does it Feel)

    It's got a sick groove and it's pretty easy.

    You've done a lot in three days :eek: . Kind of makes me blush when I think about my first MONTH on bass... :bag:
     
  16. damo2576

    damo2576

    Aug 9, 2004
    Thanks! I'm quite pleased with progress. I leant a lot by reading and "mental practice" before I even got my guitar. As soon as I picked it up I could play my major/minor scales, pentatonics and knew the neck. Was good a plan I think - if I hadnt learnt that before I got the guitar I prob wouldnt have bothered - would have been too busy trying to play various things!

    Every day I practice scales etc, finger stuff and lessons from www.gigajam.com and a book. Plus i just try to play stuff I like.

    I dont spend too long on it but always find if I leave it the next day when I come back it seems easier!

    Damo
     
  17. :eyebrow:
     
  18. More constructive post:

    In the 'fun' category: Bandages by Hot Hot Heat
     
  19. damo2576

    damo2576

    Aug 9, 2004
    I mean bass. Is guitar a dirty word here or somethinng? Its a bass guitar.
     
  20. WillPlay4Food

    WillPlay4Food Now With More Metal! Staff Member Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2002
    Orbiting HQ
    If you want to call it a bass g****r go right ahead. Most people call them basses, since the electric bass has its roots in the upright double bass. The bass is a different instrument from a g****r and should be approached differently as well, since it serves a different purpose than a g****r.