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Learn ten easy bass guitar rock riffs

Ten classic bass riffs played slow with tab. Mostly easy. Would suit a beginner. 01 No More Tears – Ozzy 02 How Many More Times – Led Zep 03 Love Buzz – Nirvana 04 Under Pressure – Bowie & Queen 05 Bullet In The Head – RATM 06 Dazed & Confused – Led Zep 07 Stay Away – Nirvana 08 Rocket Queen – GnR 09 Fools Gold – Stone Roses 10 Lounge Act – Nirvana Enjoy the video. Comments welcome. FYI – Under Pressure is in a different key to the recording so just transpose it. Fools Gold is actually the guitar line not bass line, but I like it anyway. Follow the corrected tab for Dazed & Confused (not my fingers). Thanks to those who pointed these things out.

25 Responses to Learn ten easy bass guitar rock riffs
  1. NoRestTillDeth
    May 1, 2012 | 1:53 pm

    i have the same bass as you? dude

  2. corysallen
    May 1, 2012 | 10:08 pm

    dude i dont care what? anyone says. i learned a lot and appreciate your time!

  3. BrushfireNAVY
    May 3, 2012 | 12:47 pm

    what? does the letters mean in the rifts

  4. CasparBass
    May 3, 2012 | 4:59 pm

    well to answer your question most bass players that I talk to feel that if someone uses a pick, they? could just be a guitar player playing a bass. It makes a bass feel less special when played with a pick. But that is just what I hear. I personally think that some tones must be played with a pick

  5. Fretfeeler
    May 6, 2012 | 8:49 pm

    It depends on the song, the sound you’re going for, and? your personal preferences.

    Sometimes playing with a pick is the best way to go… good luck playing “My Hero” by the Foo Fighters with your fingers for the whole tune, you might need to take a break after that. 😛

    As “hazebladevids” stated, it’s up to the player’s preference. The only thing that matters is it sounds great!

  6. Fretfeeler
    May 6, 2012 | 8:51 pm

    I’ll tell you this much… I can play a lot of? stuff with a pick that most bass players can’t do using their fingers. You have to find a REALLY skilled finger-stylist that can match what a pick can do… THEN the guy using a pick can’t do it. LOL

  7. zombiewill30
    May 7, 2012 | 7:27 pm

    Where’s Day Tripper??

  8. kolinMco
    May 14, 2012 | 11:50 am

    is? that charlie sheen?

  9. chilibro
    May 14, 2012 | 6:26 pm

    How do I tell the difference between a bass? amp and guitar amp?

  10. aaronius4444
    May 15, 2012 | 7:28 pm


  11. thebeansarecool
    May 16, 2012 | 11:48 am


  12. xpurkyx
    May 17, 2012 | 2:44 am

    decent video,? absolutely vile instrument

  13. Megaspek
    May 18, 2012 | 4:06 am

    Charlie? Sheen?

  14. HeadFullaFuzz
    May 18, 2012 | 8:33 am

    good luck playing “My Hero” by the Foo Fighters with your fingers for the whole tune, you might need to take? a break after that.

    I really hope you’re joking.

  15. ZappaMaskReplica
    May 18, 2012 | 6:48 pm

    James? Franco.

  16. Fretfeeler
    May 18, 2012 | 11:56 pm

    Just saying your finger muscles will be way more tired after that song? than if you had used a pick like the original bass player in the Foo Fighters… 😉

  17. buminbeer2
    May 19, 2012 | 1:06 am

    To you Bass players, question on using a pick or not? I have a Geddy Lee Bass (Fender Jazz) and using my fingers cannot get it to sound anything like what he does. I know he is a God? and all, but can get his sound somewhat using a pick. Without a pick it is all muffled and sounds, well crappy. I know this is prob my playing, but I use a Boss ME-50B and cannot get a clear sound like I can with a pick no matter what I try. Why is playing with a pick wrong???

  18. Ghost08857
    May 20, 2012 | 2:31 pm

    please can? u do some green day thank u any song don’t worry

  19. DarfBobbyJim
    May 21, 2012 | 3:15 am

    I play with a pick. I can’t play without one. I’m kinda self concious about it.
    But I notice a difference in sound.. It really depends what song. I try and play without a pick for some? songs.

  20. xenon97bg
    May 24, 2012 | 2:57 am

    It? depends on the style that you play, because faster music is played easier with pick but slowe funk or somthing is better finger

  21. smalldog221
    May 26, 2012 | 5:43 pm

    Thank you for? a beginner, I am always looking for some sweet licks to pacify me while I learn to play. 🙂

  22. MrSmudge15
    May 28, 2012 | 7:52 pm

    Steve Carrel?!?!??

    May 29, 2012 | 7:03 pm

    i wish i was? as good as you ):

  24. NewVisionBass
    May 31, 2012 | 11:54 am

    There is a new bass DVD coming out in June 2012.. For anybody trying? to learn the bass from scratch…? Check Out My profile for more information..

  25. TheGuitarMusicFan
    May 31, 2012 | 2:29 pm

    Practice every day and soon you’ll be a? lot better than me 😉

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