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Old 09-04-2004, 02:07 PM   #1
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Beginner songs

Ok, this thread can be a compilation of good songs for beginners to learn. There are a hundred and one threads asking for and listing such songs, so lets compile it all in one place.

(JerrytheRacecarDriver / Grondahl gets a cookie for the idea)


Here's the plan. For ease of browsing, post them in this format

[artist name] - [song name] - [difficulty] - [any other note]

I'll start off with a few obvious ones.

Rage Against The Machine - Bombtrack - Easy
Rage Against The Machine - Wake Up - Easy
Rage Against The Machine - Killing In The Name - Easy

Primus - Antipop - Easy - good basic slap practise
Primus - Kill The Sacred Cow - Easyish
Primus - Golden Boy - Moderate

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Old 09-04-2004, 02:21 PM   #2
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Anyway, here's my contribution:

Jeff Buckley - Last Goodbye - Easy, but hella fun and incredibly catchy
Jeff Buckley - Grace - Easy
Jeff Buckley - Dream Brother - Easy
Jeff Buckley - Forget Her - Easy
Jeff Buckley - Mojo Pin - This and the two above it are great examples of awesome phrasing
Yes - Roundabout - Easy
Muse - Time Is Running Out - Easy
Tim Buckley - No Man Can Find The War - Easy

Jeff Buckley - Eternal Life (the rocked up version) - Moderate
Muse - Hysteria - Moderate
Primus - Groundhog's Day - Pretty easy chording/slap practise
RHCP - Higher Ground - Slap practise

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Old 09-04-2004, 03:35 PM   #3
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nirvana- smells like teen spirit
godsmack- mistakes
godsmack- awake
sublime- date rape
~ intermedete~
any anti flag ( sounds alot harder than it is)
rufio- above me
rancid- hyena
allman brothers- whipping post
* advanced/expert*
rancid- maxwells murder
jaco pactoris- chromatic fantisy
jaco- diana
rufio still
rancid time bomb
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Old 09-04-2004, 07:00 PM   #4
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easy stuff:

Rage Against the machine - bullet in the head
Rage Against the machine - Guerrilla Radio
Metallica - For Whom the bell tolls
Franz Ferdinand - Tell her tonight
Franz Ferdinand - Jaqueline
Franz Ferdinand - Michael
Foo Fighters - Enough Space
Foo Fighters - All my life
Blur - Song 2
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Old 09-04-2004, 07:31 PM   #5
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White Stripes- Seven Nation Army- Easy
Led Zeppelin - Rock and Roll -Very Easy
Red Hot CHili Peppers-Otherside -Easy (the bridge requires a bit of practice)
P.O.D. -Find My Way -Easy
AC/DC -Back in Black -Very Easy
Black Sabbath-Iron Man -Easy
Are You Gonna Be My Girl- Jet -Very Easy
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Old 09-05-2004, 12:14 AM   #6
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lol easyest song ever played on bass
green day- brain stew lol infact here is the tabs
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--5-5--4-4--3-3--2-2--1-1-0-0
a whole lot of times
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Old 09-05-2004, 02:27 PM   #7
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good charlotte - say anything - easy - a very fun intro. will help with right hand speed
green day - warning - easy - helps with fetting hand speed and accuracy
green day - brain stew - very easy

have fun!!
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Old 09-05-2004, 07:09 PM   #8
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oh and avenged182 your tab for brain stew is wrong this is the real tab

G|-------------------------|
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E|-5-5--3-3--2-2--1-1-0-0-|

repeat a lot of times
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Old 09-05-2004, 07:46 PM   #9
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primus-wynonas big brown beaver-easy
bela fleck and the flecktones-scratch and sniff-easy
bill dickens-left of center-easy
lol thems songs is hard

GWAR- sick of you-easy
Sabbath- paranoid - easy
Run Dmc - you be illin - easy
megadeth - dawn patrol - it sounds harder than it is (not that its that easy)
 
Old 09-05-2004, 10:17 PM   #10
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a lot of pink floyd is easy, especially another brick in the wall prt. 2
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Old 09-06-2004, 01:25 AM   #11
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Duece by KISS - easy
Black Night by Deep purple - really easy
War Machine by KISS - easy
My Shorona by THE KNACK - easy
Money by PINK FLOYD - easy
Du Hast - Rammenstein - easy - boring
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Strutter - Kiss - easy
infact pretty well anything by kiss is simple but sounds great
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Old 09-06-2004, 12:58 PM   #12
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metallica-orion
metallica-my freind of misery
metallica-the god that failed
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Old 09-06-2004, 07:27 PM   #13
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The Darkness-I Believe in a Thing Called Love-easy
The Darkness-Growing On Me-easy
Black Sabbath-Electric Funeral-easy
Metallica-King Nothing-easy
Metallica-Leper Messiah-easyish
Godsmack-Vampires-easy
Godsmack-Immune-easy-good for learning to hold a steady rhythm that is out of the norm
Godmack-Goin' Down-easy
Marilyn Manson-mOBSCENE-easy
Marilyn Manson-Use Your Fist and Not Your Mouth-easy
Kiss-God of Thunder-easy
Motorhead-Ace of Spades-easy
Twisted Sister-I Wanna Rock-easy
White Zombie-Thunder Kiss '65-easy
Probot-Centuries of Sin-easyish
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Old 09-06-2004, 08:48 PM   #14
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any real metal? I dont count metallica..?
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Old 09-07-2004, 09:34 PM   #15
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[quote=republican_bass]White Stripes- Seven Nation Army- Easy
seven nation army is played palm muted on an electric guitar.they dont have a bass player.
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Old 09-07-2004, 11:04 PM   #16
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rhcp - parallel universe - moderate - easy bassline but its in 16 notes, play with your fingers to build up great endurance and speed.
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Old 09-08-2004, 03:33 PM   #17
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[quote=skatrpunk]
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Originally Posted by republican_bass
White Stripes- Seven Nation Army- Easy
seven nation army is played palm muted on an electric guitar.they dont have a bass player.
Doesn't matter what it was played on, it's still an easy bassline.
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Old 09-08-2004, 07:16 PM   #18
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Jimi Hendrix-Purple Haze-Easy
Led Zeppelin-Good Times Bad Times-intermedite-fast,good solos
AC/Dc-Shook Me All Night Long-easy

Ac/dc tends not to have good bass. They have two exellent electric guitarists(Angus and Malcom Young). But so does Guns 'n Roses, they have some good bass.
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Old 09-09-2004, 12:17 AM   #19
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[quote=skatrpunk]
Quote:
Originally Posted by republican_bass
White Stripes- Seven Nation Army- Easy
seven nation army is played palm muted on an electric guitar.they dont have a bass player.
Actually it isn't palm muted, it's run through an octave pedal
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Old 09-09-2004, 02:17 PM   #20
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hm, what would you rate anesthesia (metallica)? Moderate-ish? sorta trying to learn it, more concentrating on learning the fullness of orion interlude solo though..
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Old 09-11-2004, 12:33 AM   #21
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Alkaline Trio - Goodbye Forever
The Ataris - Teenage Riot
Green Day - When I Come Around

These songs arent exactly begginer songs. You should give them a try after a good 4 or 5 months of playing.
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Old 09-11-2004, 10:16 AM   #22
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red hot chili peppers - soul to squeeze ( good fingerstyle practice)
red hot chili peppers - give it away ( slap practice )

both moderately easy
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Old 09-11-2004, 10:20 AM   #23
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Greenday longview-easy
Blink182-Marlboro Man-Easy
Blink182- Carosel - Easy.

(two of hoppuses better intros.)
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Old 09-11-2004, 11:19 AM   #24
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i hate blink 182 but if you're looking for something easy to play then anything by them

brain stew-greenday
anarchy in the uk-sex pistols
i wanna be sedated-Ramones
An idea for a movie-Vandals
Oh Serena-Distillers
as wicked-Rancid
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Weezer-Say it ain't so- Easy
Green Day-Warning-Easy
Goldfinger-Here in your bedroom-Easy
Goldfinger-Pictures-easy
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Old 09-11-2004, 02:29 PM   #26
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i hate blink 182 but if you're looking for something easy to play then anything by them

brain stew-greenday
anarchy in the uk-sex pistols
i wanna be sedated-Ramones
An idea for a movie-Vandals
Oh Serena-Distillers
as wicked-Rancid
You dont have to say you hate them you know, just tell people there easy.

Intermediate
Hyteria - Muse
New Born - Muse.
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Old 09-12-2004, 11:45 AM   #27
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nooooooooooooooooooo

Quote:
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oh and avenged182 your tab for brain stew is wrong this is the real tab

G|-------------------------|
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A|-------------------------|
E|-5-5--3-3--2-2--1-1-0-0-|

repeat a lot of times
nooooo my life is over lol it was close and i made it up off the top of my head
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Old 09-12-2004, 03:17 PM   #28
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Blink 182 - Man Overboard
Nirvana - Lounge Act
Nirvana - Love Buzz
All Easy
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Old 09-13-2004, 02:04 PM   #29
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The Pixies-Monkey Gone To Heaven
And if you can tune to drop D, Soundgarden- Outshined
 
Old 09-14-2004, 08:33 AM   #30
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I have just started to play bass a few months ago and found the following as good starting tunes:

Nirvana- Come as you are, smells like teen spirit, stay away
Sex Pistols- Anarchy in the U.k
theme tune- star wars

I started to just learn the intros first but after a month or 2 learned the chorus and verse...I found that a good way
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