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Sounds Good and is Easy

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Osama_Spears, Jan 26, 2003.

  1. Hey,I started playing a month ago...and I wanna learn some songs that are easy to hear,sound cool,and are easy...(I am leaning to the rock scene) but if you have like some oldies or whatever...thats totally fine,I appreciate it!

  2. jazzbo


    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    Well Britney bin Laden, this sounds like Miscellaneous type stuff. I think.
  3. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    Anything by The Police from their first three albums. I recommend "Walking on the Moon" and "Roxanne".
  4. Deep Purple - Highway Star, Smoke ON The Water

    The Who - Teenage Wasteland, My Generation, Can't Explain

    Foo's - Learn To Fly

    welcome to TB, and keep on rockin' :D

  5. Rolling Stones - Satisfaction
  6. moley


    Sep 5, 2002
    Hampshire, UK
    "Don't Stand So Close To Me" too.
  7. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
    Another One Bites the Dust- Queen

    Look into Queen, you could learn a lot from John Deacon.
  8. secretdonkey


    Oct 9, 2002
    Austin, TX
    I think the question on everyone's mind is this: Why didn't Jazzbo suggest "Kiss" by Prince?


    Seriously, though, I'd suggest that you learn just about any basic blues/rock I-IV-V stuff. Even if you're not into that kind of music, it's a good place to start. :)
  9. Matthew Bryson

    Matthew Bryson Guest

    Jul 30, 2001
    I agree with secretdonkey, some blues is always a good place to start - You should learn a couple of different ways to play a 12 bar blues progression.
    As far as actual songs that would be good for beginers, I'd say play some Nirvana (if you like that kind of music) try Come As You Are, or Smells like teen Spirit - both of those are easy to hear and easy to play.
  10. Petebass


    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    lol at Donkey. I'm sitting here now trying to think of any other songs that went well on the charts despite the absence of a Bass Line......... any takers?????

    Oh and try some U2 songs. Adam Cayton's lines are simple but effective....
  11. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
    The White Stripes come to mind....
  12. Yeah, pretty much anything from The White Stripes has really good bass in it. It's so good that lots of the time, it's so melodic that you can hardly notice it.
  13. Tim Cole

    Tim Cole Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2002
    Findlay, Ohio
    Maybe they should have called themselves the brown stripes.
  14. Petebass


    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    Sorry people, I've just realised I'm getting my Prince songs mixed up. "When Doves Cry" is the one without a bass line!
  15. Arent the white stripes that band with only a guitar and drums? or am i thinking of someone else?
  16. no, you're right.
  17. -or am I being ignorant and your being sarcastic?
  18. I started playing a month ago me too... and here's a few easy song i suggest you could play...

    -Almost all Rammstein songs(if its the kind of music you like)
    -lots of punk songs such as blink 182'S are pretty easy to play too...

    -money by pink floyd is a good one too...

    -nothing else matters, mettalica... probably one of their easiest bass song... but you could still tell your friend you play mettalica's songs... they might be impressed ;)

    that's about it...
  19. beermonkey


    Sep 26, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    I'm glad I'm not the only one who caught that...

    "Dude, that song by the Who, 'Teenage Wasteland', do you know that one?"

    "No, but I know 'Baba O'Reily'"

    "Oh, that sucks, I really wanted to hear 'Teenage Wasteland'"

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