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(@pearlthekat)
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Anyone with any suggestions for easy bass songs? something like Money which I'm learning here. by that I mean something easy and instantly recognizable.


   
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(@slejhamer)
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All easy, all recognizable bass lines:

Another One Bites The Dust - Queen
Oye Como Va - Santana
Green Onions - Booker T & the MGs
Guns of Brixton - The Clash
Low Rider - War

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(@vic-lewis-vl)
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Whiter Shade of Pale - Procol Harum. I think it's in here somewhere.....lovely descending bass riff, very easy song to play along to.

Rocky Mountain Way - Joe Walsh. Although the song's in open E, the bass-line's virtually all root notes - and Albatross - Fleetwood Mac - has a very similar bassline, believe it or not! Also Roadhouse Blues by the Doors - only real difference between them all is tempo......

A couple of bass lines that aren't too hard but will get your fingers tapping? La Bamba and Twist and Shout are quite similar - and try following the lead guitar on the Beatles version of Money, makes a great bassline!

Laz posted a nice bassline for "Walk On The Wild Side" somewhere - I only read it once, but it was soooooooooo easy I never had to refer back to it........

Those are just a few suggestions - I like to put the WM playlist on shuffle and play along, for me that's been a great learning tool.......

I think my fave on that particular list has to be "Dirty Boulevard" by Lou Reed......there are some quirky little riffs, and the tming's all over the place - you really have to concentrate to play along with that!

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(@globetro)
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Aren't they all easy? Haha, I kid, I kid.

I'd imagine most of the Nirvana songs are pretty easy... not sure how recognizable the bass parts are though.


   
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(@rodders)
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Easy, Easy, is the bass line to "Down on the Corner" by CCR......

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'd imagine most of the Nirvana songs are pretty easy... not sure how recognizable the bass parts are though.
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(@pearlthekat)
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im glad someone resurrected this thread. thanks for the suggestions. i bought a Beatles 1967-1970 bass book. looks like there's plenty here thats pretty easy with some moderately difficult songs. Back in the USSA and Get Back look pretty easy. Come Together looks a little harder. Most of it looks pretty do-able with a little practice.

better get going on it!


   
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