....bassline? As in the first *tune* you ever learned to play, not scales, arpeggios etc. The things you played along with that made you feel: "Hey, I'm a musician! I'm keeping up with the band!" I'll go so far as to name my first three:: Green Onions - (Booker T & the MG's) These Boots Were Made for Walking - (Nancy Sinatra) Day Tripper - (The Beatles) [/list=1] I also learned some 12 bar blues in amongst these too, (and use them mainly as practice and warm up exercises) but they don't count as play-along-with-the-band-basslines. Do you still play your first basslines today? I do, but then, I haven't been going for very long... Bring out your dead!