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Some fun classic rock songs to learn on bass?

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I've began learning bass recently guys and have been on a huge classic rock kick lately. I was wondering what might be some good and not too difficult songs to learn.

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run to you - bryan adams

Summer of 69 - bryan adams

Livin on a prayer - bon jovi

You give love a bad name - bon jovi

 

I learnt these when i was in a band for a few months.

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How about these "simple-but-effective" gems from Muff Winwood (brother of Steve) in The Spencer Davis Group:

 

 

"Keep On Running"

"Gimme Some Lovin' "

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Good Lovin'

Magic Carpet Ride and Born to Be Wild

Stuck in the Middle

Rain and Paperback Writer

Whole Lotta Love

just about any Talking Heads song; Tina Weymouth is the very definition of simple but effective (in a wholly positive way)

Jet Airliner

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Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC

Frankenstien/Free Ride - Edgar Winter

Space Truckin' - Deep Purple

Heartbreaker/Living Loving Maid - Zep

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Money - Pink Floyd

 

Sunshine of your love - Cream

 

Day Tripper - Beatles

 

Tales of Brave Ulysses - Cream

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Badge - Cream

 

And anything by Rush :love:

 

EDIT: (oh, you're learning...there should be some stuff that you should be able to play)

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subscribing cause I had the same question. :D

 

I'm a beginner too and I tell you what, I've had SO much fun learning ZZ Top

 

"Waitin' for the Bus/Jesus Just Left Chicago"

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Get the Bass Tab White Pages book. If you don't read tab, learn, it's pretty simple. It has many classic rock songs, most of the ones mentioned above. Some are dead simple, and some are more complicated, but they are all doable with some time and practice. "Green Eyed Lady" sounds really good on the bass parts. "Miss You" by the Stones is impressive but simple.

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I've began learning bass recently guys and have been on a huge classic rock kick lately. I was wondering what might be some good and not too difficult songs to learn.

 

"Another One Bites the Dust" by Queen

"Dragon Attack" by Queen

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Cream, "Sunshine of Your Love"

 

The Beatles, "Come Together"

 

The Who, "The Real Me"

 

Fleetwood Mac, "The Chain"

 

Pink Floyd, "Interstellar Overdrive"

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Sorry, but does that really fit the OP's question about songs not too hard? The Real Me isn't very easy.

 

Some if the ones that you posted would not be considered "easy" either.

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Some if the ones that you posted would not be considered "easy" either.

 

True, but are they anywhere close to The Real Me? Rain and Carpet Ride aren't easy, but they're easy compared to The Real Me. I still don't think Mike Gordon played The Real Me very well, and he's one of my favorite bassists.

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subscribing cause I had the same question.
:D

I'm a beginner too and I tell you what, I've had SO much fun learning ZZ Top


"Waitin' for the Bus/Jesus Just Left Chicago"

 

 

That's an ass-kicker!

 

I'd add a ton!

Anything Santana

anything ZZ

... Deep Purple

... Beatles

... Cream

... Zep

... ...

 

Just go nuts!

A lot of them will be beyond your grasp at first. Don't let that intimidate you. Sure, a lot are ballbusters. But a lot are easier than you think, and you don't know until you try. So, pick songs you like. Learn them pieces at a time. Don't get discouraged. And DO NOT WORRY about playing every single note exactly as XYZ did. Who cares? Enjoy, fit the mood and the tempo, and make do. And most important, enjoy!

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