My First Set List (not sure where this thread should be).

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by ZBirdV8, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    If you're asking for tabs, it should be in tablature. You can usually find them just by googling them, though.

    What's the set list for? Is this for a gig, or just stuff you want to learn at home?

    "Blister in the Sun" is a standard, you'll find that all over. I learned "Where is My Mind?" a ways back with a power trio that didn't last. I don't think I have any tabs, pretty much picked it up by ear.
  2. ZBirdV8


    Feb 26, 2012
    Detroit Michigan
    Its just a set of songs we want to learn for now. It may be an open mic night thing when we have it down.

    For now its just to see how we handle learning material.
  3. BayStateBass

    BayStateBass Guest

    Jan 25, 2012
    Central Massachusetts
    You can find an awful lot of bass tabs, for free, over at

    ULTIMATE GUITAR TABS ARCHIVE | 300,000+ Guitar Tabs, Bass Tabs, Chords and Guitar Pro Tabs!

    I use that site a lot. Now, not all of them will be correct, and some are horrible, but they'll give you a start. You'll find multiple tabs from different people and they're usually rated as to which seem the most accurate. Each tab can be had in a "printable version". I have a huge looseleaf binder with my tabs in there. They have far more guitar tabs, but their bass tab selection is pretty decent.

    Keep your popup blocker on, though. Tons of popups on that site. Or at least there used to be.

    You should be able to get the tabs you are looking for there. None of your songs are really obscure.
  4. stambroker

    stambroker Supporting Member

    Aug 12, 2011
    I suggest "Add It Up" or "Never Tell" by the Violent Femmes, and "Here Comes Your Man" by the Pixies if you dig that music!
  5. Ben Noblit

    Ben Noblit Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    Don't fall asleep while playing "Blister in the Sun," and for the love of all that is holy please do not play Where Is My Mind unless you have a singer that can consistently and accurately sing the "oo's."
  6. ZBirdV8


    Feb 26, 2012
    Detroit Michigan
    I have a monster singer.
  7. "beautiful monster?"

    Be a great song for a hot lead singer to ham it up and rest her voice ...
  8. ZBirdV8


    Feb 26, 2012
    Detroit Michigan
    Yeah I have a classical style soprano female lead singer.
  9. ZBirdV8


    Feb 26, 2012
    Detroit Michigan
    This was actually chosen by the guitarist. Im more into the Priest and ANL stuff.

    Its all good though, we have fun above all other things.
  10. Dave W

    Dave W

    Mar 1, 2007
    Westchester, NY
    My advice for learning the songs would be to skip the tab and use your ear. You'll learn a heckuva lot more instead of using tab that is more than likely wrong anyways.

    Those songs are fairly simple, so it shouldn't be too difficult to get them down.
  11. BayStateBass

    BayStateBass Guest

    Jan 25, 2012
    Central Massachusetts
    I use the tabs for reference. A lot of times they are wrong, but it'll get you in the right direction and then you can connect the dots on your own.

    But if you aren't already familiar with the song, I've found most tabs make things harder if you try to play from them rather than just listening to the music.