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The song that, once you learned, you knew you could play bass

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by darkhorse9, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. darkhorse9


    Mar 28, 2010
    I've asked other bass players what was the song that, when they started out, they never thought they could play. And then one day they finally figured out how to play well and then knew they could actually play bass.

    For me it was Old Brown Shoe by the Beatles. I learned exclusively on Beatles songs and that one always seemed like a Holy Grail of bass songs. I figured I would never learn it or be able to play it.

    I did finally learn it and now it seems so easy to me. It opened my eyes to the fact that I could learn any bass song.

    Any other stories?
  2. Cannabass


    Jan 22, 2010
    cant think of anything in particular but i love going back to songs that i used to play and find difficult

    its cool to be able to check your progress against something constant
  3. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    black diamond by kiss.
  4. xxfaux_punkxx


    Mar 18, 2010
    I still suck so I'll get back to you guys when that changes.
  5. steamthief


    Jan 25, 2006
    Mentone Beach
    Underneath It All by No Doubt.
  6. TheBasicBassist


    Jan 8, 2009
    Newark, DE
    Endorsing Artist: Rosado Guitars
    Soul to Squeeze by RHCP
  7. Get Up and Jump by RHCP
  8. composure by August Burns Red. Took me forever but once I learned that I realized I can could learn anything.
  9. This exact thing just happened to me yesterday. The song that really made me want to play bass was YYZ i figured id learn it somewhere around my 10th year or some other crazy length but i actually played through it perfectly yesterday and i know i can pretty much play anything if i try hard enough at it.
  10. Scatterblak


    May 12, 2007
    Nashville, Tennessee
    Endorsing Artist for Low End bass guitars, DNA Amplification
    'Lessons', off 2112.
  11. rokkitt


    Jun 7, 2007
    bronx, nyc
    I was told to play analog kid for a gig about 25 years ago

    they said if I could play that, I am in !

    yah, still cant do it! hehehehe

    but I can play bass, so frig you!

    oh, I lost my playing ability a long time ago....

    I practiced, and took lessons, to get back in the groove, and didnt have couldnt find the music in me.

    then one day.... I played a song, and then called my girlfriend...and said ---

    "I found it! I found the music! listen to this!"

    I played fascination street by the cure.....I had the groove back
  12. kreider204


    Nov 29, 2008
  13. beatlesfan64


    Apr 11, 2010
    anything by James Jamerson...

    "Aint Nothing Like the Real Thing"
  14. nickbass79


    Nov 11, 2009
    North Carolina
    Dazed and Confused, Led Zeplin
    Higher Ground, RHCP version
  15. Bman83


    Jul 27, 2006
    Albuquerque, NM
    John The Fisherman by Primus
  16. Georynn


    Dec 4, 2007
    Heh, I'd say mine was Detroit Rock City...
  17. pingone


    Nov 29, 2007
    this is my favorite song to play, and one of flea's best IMO, but it's pretty easy to play.
  18. BigRedBassPlayer

    BigRedBassPlayer Supporting Member

    Young Lust by Pink Floyd. Listening to it I thought it was a monster of a song. Then I sat down with it. Either it's easier than I thought or I have just gotten better. Let's hope for the latter. Either way, it gave me a lot of confidence for learning other songs.
  19. PJMiDi


    Feb 27, 2009
    Columbus, OH
    Take the power back - RATM
  20. Edb


    Feb 13, 2010
    St. Louis
    "Comedown" by Bush

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