SIMPLE bass lines that make the song...

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by fretlessman71, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. FilterFunk

    FilterFunk Everything is on the ONE! Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2010
    "Da Butt" - EU
  2. Umm . . . Nope . . .
  3. I see a lot of people throwing in songs that might be "simple" for them, but the reality is quite a few of these are not easy whatsoever if you don't have a more than a decent degree of skill on the instrument. I could name a bunch of songs that are easy for me, but that does not mean that they're easy for someone who hasn't been playing long (or even some advanced ones). What's the next "piece of cake" song? "The Sinister Minister"? Give me a break . . .
  4. Psycho Killer - Talking Heads
  5. Emilym80


    Sep 15, 2011
    Eternal Life by Jeff Buckley, Money by Pink Floyd, Message in a Bottle and Walking on the Moon by the Police, Race with the Devil on a Spanish Highway by Al Di Meola (simple apart from the one ridiculously fast part, of course), Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Son and Daughter and Flash by Queen, Happy Jack by the Who. Sorry if any of these have been mentioned (they probably all have).
  6. Haven't read all the posts. So I don't know if these songs are mentioned.

    London Calling - The Clash
    Scar Tissue - RHCP
    Stand by me
    Lots of Bob Marley songs
  7. more love
    tears of a clown -the miracles

    pretty easy stuff compared to a lot of motown stuff
  8. peledog


    Jul 9, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    I didn't read the entire thread, but here are a few:

    Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
    James Brown - Sex Machine
    The Jam - Eton Rifles
    Red Hot Chili Peppers - Apache Rose Peacock
    The Cure - Love Song
    The Cure - The Love Cats
    Queen - Another One Bites The Dust
    Nirvana - Come As You Are
    The Police - Walking On The Moon
    The Church - Under The Milky Way
    New Order - Blue Monday (synth bass, but still...)
    U2 - New Year's Day
    Firehose - Brave Captain
    The Police - Driven To Tears
    Sade - Paradise
    Hall and Oates - I Can't Go For That
    The Style Council - Long Hot Summer
  9. niels125


    Aug 11, 2011
    Let's dance -david bowie
    Pumped up Kicks- Foster te people
    7 nation army- the white stripes
  10. Korladis

    Korladis Inactive

    This is what I immediately thought of. Pretty simple, really, yet easily one of the most recognizable bass lines in rock.
  11. niels125


    Aug 11, 2011
    Don't think you can call this beginner with all the advanced strumming and muting :eyebrow:
  12. I'll throw in a couple if my very firsts

    1. So Lonely - The Police...pretty easy pattern (follow the dots) that has a key change but the fingering remains the same. Even at the end when he plays in the upper octave the student could still play the song in the lower register until he/she is comfortable.

    2. Where the streets have no name - U2

    3. Vertigo - U2 (another follow the dots) it does move around a bit, but always on the dots markers.
  13. TxBassics


    Feb 13, 2012
    Just the two of us- Bill Withers
  14. One of my favorite basslines. It is the definition of a simple line that makes the song. Plus an easy and very tasteful solo. David Hood is an underappreciated talent.
  15. ThudThudThud


    Jun 4, 2010
    "Sober" - Tool
    "Drive" - The Cars
    "Motorhead" - Motorhead

    "Teen Town" - Weather Report...

    I kid...I kid....
  16. LowNotes1


    Jun 8, 2008
    Low Rider - War.
  17. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2008
    Austin, TX
    The Smithereens - Blood and Roses
  18. MrCincinnati


    Mar 6, 2011
    Maxwell - Ascension
    Curtis Mayfield - Pusherman and Move On Up
    Bob Marley - Positive Vibration
    Sade - No Ordinary Love
  19. Biggbass


    Dec 14, 2011
    Planet Earth
    Money - PF
  20. Chrisk-K

    Chrisk-K Supporting Member

    Jan 20, 2010
    AZ, USA
    Can't top "Walking on the Moon" by the Police.
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