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What's the first lick you ever learned on bass?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Cut the middle, May 23, 2020.

  1. Cut the middle

    Cut the middle

    Apr 17, 2020
    Smoke on the water!! was mine. I found it very intimidating. It was a current hit on the radio.
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  2. The groove to The Payback - James Brown
  3. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    “In The Midnight Hour”, then I tackled “Sunshine Of Your Love”.
  4. QweziRider

    QweziRider Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2008
    Northern Nevada, U.S.
    The Spirit of Radio. A very...very.....very simplistic version of it.

    Then I worked on it.
  5. Phil60

    Phil60 Supporting Member

    Jul 2, 2018
    Charlotte, NC
    Foghat: I Just Want To Make Love To You. I was 14 in 1974 when me and few friends formed up. We had seen a band, Earthrise, open with it at a school dance and we were determined to learn it; we were OK on it. : )
  6. Cut the middle

    Cut the middle

    Apr 17, 2020
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  7. Bemo


    Feb 17, 2019
    Lincoln, NE
    Flashlight then Chameleon
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  8. Slater

    Slater Leave that thing alone. Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2000
    The Great Lakes State
    I “figured out” quite a few bass lines on guitar before I switched over to bass. Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone by the Temptations was the first song I learned with a bass in my hands, and it was more about the timing than the notes. :bassist:
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  9. Chad Michael

    Chad Michael Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2001
    Pacific Northwest USA
    Rail - 'Bandit' as I recall....

  10. Clark Dark

    Clark Dark

    Mar 3, 2005
  11. CB3UK


    Jan 13, 2017
    Israel's Son by Silverchair.

    And then a whole slew of other simple 90's tunes. Ahhh, to be a teenager again.
  12. IamGroot


    Jan 18, 2018
    The bass lines to SRV. Not by choice. It was what most bands were doing at the time.

    Then I bought Jaco's book.....
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  13. vvvmmm


    Dec 6, 2016
    "Hey, Joe" and then "Dazed and Confused", "Whole Lotta Love" and "Sympathy for the Devil".

    Because I already played 6-string, see ...
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  14. 2112


    Apr 30, 2005
    Rush - Freewill
  15. Smoke
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  16. Adjectives


    Mar 12, 2017
    Seattle, Wa
    My friend Misery - Metallica
  17. Brich


    Nov 18, 2013
    First I can remember getting right was Pink Floyd - Money.
  18. QweziRider

    QweziRider Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2008
    Northern Nevada, U.S.
    Oh, it was nowhere near the real thing. But it was the first thing I ever heard from them and I was mesmerized by that main lick. I had, not too long before, just started playing bass (Southern gospel stuff) and that was the first rock music I felt pulled to listen to and try.
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  19. jamro217

    jamro217 Supporting Member

    Louie Louie.
  20. Bajo Clarkko

    Bajo Clarkko

    Aug 9, 2015
    Best that I can recall....

    In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, Iron Butterfly (1968)
    Sunshine Of Your Love, Cream (1967)

    They were similar enough that I don’t remember which one I learned first.
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