im new and i need something.....

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by i_ love_ bass, Nov 12, 2001.

  1. i_ love_ bass

    i_ love_ bass

    Nov 12, 2001
    yo yo yo,
    im new to tb and id like to say hello, i was wondering what are some kind of fun basslines that are bassy and funky, butt no slpping or pooping? They can be either real songs or ones that you made up, and i haven't ben playing bass for that long so don't make them really hard, thanks
  2. Bassmouse3


    Nov 12, 2001
    Valby, Denmark
    I don't know what slppng is, but I think that pooping on the bass is a bit weird...:D
  3. Bassmouse3


    Nov 12, 2001
    Valby, Denmark
    Sorry, just couldn't help myself there...
    Anyways, to answer your question, I think that you should try (do they even exist anymore?) and search for earth, wind and fire tabs, or perhaps even red hot chili peppers...Flea has, IMHO, originated some brilliant non-slap lines, as has Verdine White.:p
  4. i_ love_ bass

    i_ love_ bass

    Nov 12, 2001
    oops, sorry about the typo, and i do play fleas stuff, i like it a lot, ill check out the other band you metioned also
  5. jazzbo


    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    Yo G,

    Wazzzzuuuuup? Welizzcome to Talkizzbass. :p

    Seriously though, Welcome and Hello. :D

    Well, all basslines are "bassy," by definition, so I get the sense that you're looking for a certain type of tone, or rather timbre.

    As far as "pooping"... so many jokes ... must resist ... getting weaker .... :p :D

    Again, seriously:

    If you're looking for something that a beginning bassist can play and study, and is very groove-oriented, and has a deep, very "bassy", non-trebly?, tone, than my first suggestion would be The Meters. The bassplayer for this band is George Porter, Jr.. His basslines are often very simple, largely based upon the blues scale or minor pentatonic, and they are very tight and funky.

    The ultimate, in my opinion, for a deep bass sound, with tight groove and feel, is James Jamerson, who was the session bassist for Motown during their major hits days of the 60s and early 70s. Some of his songs can be played by beginners, like Ain't Too Proud to Beg or Shotgun. And some of them are far more technical, like Darling Dear or Bernadette.

    Poopy. :D
  6. melvin


    Apr 28, 2001
    I think that you should avoid that bold word, and do as Jazzbo says.
  7. cassanova


    Sep 4, 2000
    I thought this would come in usefull since were on the topic of James Jamerson, out of all these Im sure youll find some great grooves, I know I did