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What are some good beginner songs?

Discussion in 'Tablature and Notation [BG]' started by duo8675309, Jan 18, 2006.

  1. duo8675309


    Jun 5, 2005
    I've been playing for about a year now, and I suck. I've been trying to play these hard songs, and then give up on them after only learning one or two riffs. What are some good songs that teach the basics while still are fun? I can play most of Green Day (mainly American Idiot. They're older stuff is too hard for me, as weird as that sounds.) The hardest song I know how to play would be Minority by Green Day, and I still can't play to the cd... Please :help: me!
  2. Hammer Toe Tom

    Hammer Toe Tom Do you hear that?

    Oct 10, 2005
    Findlay, OH
    You can try AC/DC TNT. Very simple and fun. Then again just about all AC/DC songs are easy.
  3. oldrocker


    Feb 13, 2005
    Long Island, NY
    If you like the oldies, these are pretty easy:

    Hendrix - Hey Joe
    Cream - Sunshine of your Love and Born Under a Bad Sign
    Eric Clapton - Cocaine
    George Thorogood - Bad to the Bone
    Kinks - You Really Got Me
    Lou Reed - Sweet Jane
    ZZ Top - Tush
    The Who - Can't Explain
  4. YYZ - Rush

    mmm maybe not.

    How about

    Witch Hunt - Rush
  5. Theonestarchild

    Theonestarchild Artfully lost

    Aug 23, 2005
    North Carolina
    The Cars - Just what I needed (Very simple, as the bassist is singing)
    AC/DC - Thunderstruck
    Bon Jovi - Livin' on a Prayer
    Kiss - God of Thunder (Play the rhythm a few octaves down)
    Van Halen - Eruption
  6. i played only for for months when i learned money by pink floyd. come together- beatles, the zoo- scorpions and down on the corner by creedence are all pretty easy. keep on practicin and dont give up. good luck.
  7. Sippy


    Aug 1, 2005
    Pink Floyd : Comfortably Numb
  8. Primus - Too Manyy puppies
  9. Mulder


    Jan 30, 2006
    Chain of fools, hold the line, superfreak, owner of a lonely heart, standard blues riffs, stand by me, crazy little thing called love, radar love, cocaine in my brain, stir it up, brick house, come together, disco inferno, rappers delight.

    Not all songs i especially like but it's better to play something that at least sounds like a song so you can also work on your technique than to keep on getting frustrated since you can't play what you mean to play.
  10. All_¥our_Bass


    Dec 26, 2004
    Another Brick In the Wall, Part 2 (Pink Floyd)
    Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun (Pink Floyd)
    N.I.B. (Black Sabbath)
    The Grudge (tool)
    46 & 2 (tool)
    No More Tears (Ozzy Osbourne)
  11. spyro


    Jan 30, 2006
    People are always looking for tabs...one of the best sites I've ever found that has helped me is www.mysongbook.com (over 40,000 tabs) has the guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, vocals, will do about anything but you have to have the Guitar Pro program to see the tabs. It has helped me learn a lot about the bass and music and I've learned many songs in a short time. I buy the bass song books of the groups I like and copy the notes to the program then it will tab it for you, play it for you, you can play along with it....its been a big help for me. Check it out.
  12. AndretheBassist


    Jul 12, 2007
    46&2?? lol
  13. AndretheBassist


    Jul 12, 2007
    Try something by Silverchair...their stuff really isn't all that hard and it's also good to warm up on.

    Israel's Son
    Anthem for the Year 2000
    Steam Will Rise
    The Closing
    Learn to Hate

    As for Tool, try learning Stinkfist, it's pretty fun and relatively simple for most of the song. So is Disposition =D
  14. DeanT

    DeanT Send lawyers, guns and money...

    Two of the easiest songs in the entire world are:

    1. Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple

    2. With or Without You - U2
  15. These songs are pretty straightforward to learn.

    The Pixies - Gouge Away
    James - Getting Away With It
    Green Day - Holiday
    Blink 182 - All The Small Things, Dammit
    ZZ Top - Tush
    Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out.
  16. Yngwie 4String

    Yngwie 4String Banned

    May 3, 2007
    Auburn Nebraska
    Punk in general is a fairly easy genre to play. I reccomend the misfits, drop kick murphies, and ramones.

    If your looking for something intermediate and fun try Caught in a mosh by Anthrax. It is very fast but its not that hard once you get the speed down and it sounds very cool.
  17. gizmobltd


    Jun 25, 2007
    Seven nation army by The White Stripes

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    d - - - 5 - - - - -
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    d - 2-2 - - 2-0 - - -
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  18. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    You Got Another Thing Comin. F# for days.
  19. Jock_Whatby56


    Oct 2, 2007
    Lounge Act-Nirvana is pretty easy to play
    or Love Cats by The Cure
  20. for noisy...

    Spacemen 3/Mudhoney - Revolution
    Stooges - 1969