Hey everyone - Question: How do you learn songs? I am going to be playing with someone(guitarist) and need to learn a number of songs. This is my first time(except christmas) where I am learning songs. Mostly I have been taking lessons and going through bass lines, chords, scales etc. I have been trying two different methods and would like to know if anyone has any tricks etc. The music is standard pop-rock stuff. First method: Like playing drums, I try to learn the beat, or count along. But I get lost pretty fast doing this, and have to try real hard to not listen to the 'music.' Second method: Learn the 'song', or how the bass should sound and go on feel more than anything else. Problem with this is when the changes come up, etc ... But this seems to work better overall. If you have a way of making this easier please let me know. Thanks, K.