What do I learn First

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by CrazyCajun, Nov 8, 2001.

  1. CrazyCajun


    Oct 8, 2001

    Im just starting to try and train my ear, and Im looking for some easy to hear simple bass lines that use more than root notes. Anyone have any songs that might have that in it, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks guys,

  2. Not super easy but the main riff to Money by Pink Floyd.
  3. MJB


    Mar 17, 2000
    Sunshine of your love-Cream
  4. jazzbo


    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    I think the blues form is great for this. Try some of that New Orleans blues, it stays pretty true to form and the bass player doesn't dance around a lot. Dr. John has some great stuff out there to try.
  5. Boplicity

    Boplicity Supporting Member

    I totally second what Jazzbo has said about blues basslines. I'd add check out traditional fifties rock and roll...Bill Haley and The Comets would be a great start, Fats Domino, Presley. Chuck Berry is an excellent place to check. Jerry Lee Lewis. Bo Diddley.
  6. cassanova


    Sep 4, 2000
    as stated Blues is a great place to start out.

    Some funk wouldnt be a bad idea either, not the 16th note figerstyle stuff, something more like play that funky music white boy funk.
    (just an example)