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Bass Lessons — Cool Riffs For Beginners bass tabs


Here are some cool riffs for beginners to play.

Standard Tuning

"Iron Man" By: Black Sabbath
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A|——————————7—7——10—9—10—9—10—9———————7—7—||
E|—7——10—10—————————————————————10—10—————||



"Smoke On The Water" By: Deep Purple
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D|——————————————————————————||
A|—————5——————6—5—————5—————||
E|—5—8————5—8—————5—8———8—5—||



"The Sunshine of Your Love" By: Eric Clapton
G|—8—8—6—8—————————————||
D|—————————8—7—6———————||
A|———————————————6—9—6—||
E|—————————————————————||



"God Of Thunder" By: Kiss
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D|————————————————————————5———————————————————————————————||
A|————7———5—7—————7———5—7———————7———5—7———3—0—3—5—6—5—3—5—||
E|—0————7——————0————7————————0————7———————————————————————||



"Crazy Train" By: Ozzy Osbourne
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A|———————————————————5—5——————————————————————5——7—||
E|—2—2——5—5—0—0—2—2——————0—0—2—2——5—5—0—0—2—2——————||



"Feel Good Inc." By: Gorillaz
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D|————————————————————————————2—||
A|——————————3—2——0——0—3—2———————||
E|—0——0—2—3———————————————3—0———||



"Back In Black" By: AC/DC
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D|————0—0—0————————————9—7————————0—0—0———————————————————————||
A|——————————0—0—0——————————10———————————0—0—0—————————————————||
E|—0———————————————————————————0——————————————7—4—7—5—7—6—7—7—||



"Wings of a Butterfly" By: HIM
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D|————10————10————————————8————8————8————8————8————8——————————6———6———6———||
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"Hypnotize" (The intro) By: System of a Down
G|—5—5—7—7—7—7—8—8—7—7—5—5—4—4—||
D|——5—5—5—5—5—5—5—5—5—5—5—5—5——||
A|—————————————————————————————|| X2
E|—————————————————————————————||



"Dance, Dance" By: Fallout Boy
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A|———————5—5—————————5—5—————||
E|—7—7—7—————5—5—3—3—————5—5—||
Tablature player for this song:

Comments

I'm a beginner and I really liked these riffs, they're simple to play… Dou you know other riffs like these?
just a commentary, correction to feel good inc, its the same order of chords but play 6th on the a string, so it would be
“Feel Good Inc.” By: Gorillaz
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D|——————————9—8——6——6—9—8—————-—||
A|—6——6—8—9—-—-——-——-—-—-—9—6———||
E|—-——-—-—-———————————————-—-———||
hey these are awesome thank you =^.^=
a slight change to dance dance by fall out boy though being:
G|———————————————————————————||
D|———————————————————————————||
A|——2-2——5-5—————————5—5—————||
E|———————————5—5—3—3—————5—5—|| and i advice anyone to learn the whole song as its a killer jam to jump to and super easy to learn, its just the same thing repeated through most of it
Just an Improvement, (Iv played it before using a different tab), I felt like it sounded more like the actual thing. Maybe it's just my Bass? Well try this out but you don't have to listen to me. I h=just changed to a note lower for each for the A string.
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D|——————————————————————————||
A|—————4——————5-4—————4—————||
E|—5—8————5—8—————5—8———8—5—||
hmm any good christian bass songs to do, i mean i got jesus freak, and take take it all by hillsong down but i want some more so i can be ready for my youth group
songs can be played many ways is just pitch really. I find the origional sounds best for feel good inc. And to me the last part sounds best as a slide. So

on the e string - 3/12
“Sunshine of your love” is not by just Eric Clapton, they did that song in the mid and late 60's as Cream
I wish i knew how to read this though….. Maybe i should just sell my bass…….
Read the numbers left to right. The letters represent your 4 strings. The numbers represent the fret you play it on. Sequence from left to right is just the order of the notes. Its easy to learn tableture
Medicine by Hollywood undead is easy, too.

G|–5-4-2-0-2—5-4-2-0-4–}
D|————————2}
A|————————-} repeat through whole song.
E|————————-}
Also, Money by Pink floyd.

G|–4———-}
D|—4—0—–}
A|—-2-0-2—-} Repeat through whole song
E|—–2——-}
Cocaine by Eric Clapton is really easy too. E_____________5h7___________ A____7_7_5_7_________7_5
O rly? try this

El urgencia by Hollywood undead

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A|—-5-5-0-0-8-8-7-7————–} x3 }
}
} repeat through song.
}
D|—-7—5————— }
A|————8—7——- }
}

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D|-7-7-5-7—————-|
A|———–7-6-5-0-3-0-|
E|————————-|
Then

G|————————–|
D|-9-9-7-9—————-|
A|———–9-8-7-0-5-0-|
E|————————–|
Easier version of sunshine of your love
Tabs:
G|--13-----13-----13----13--11---11---11---11--9-8-9----9---9----9--9-9-9---
D|------10-----10----10--------9----9----9-----------7----7---7-------------
G|-13-11-13-16----16----16- G|-------------14----14----14- repeate

Just something I made up when playing (Wings of a butterfly)
Hello fellow bass junkies. Any advice for someone just starting out? Everything. I attempt to play seems way to fast for me. My fingers. Seem to note able to keep up.
G|—-7—–5h7—-8p7—–5h7– -3h5——
D|-0—–0——0——-0——-0———-
A|——————————————
E|——————————————

46&2 By Tool, i love this one
Disturbed: Down with the sickness
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D]——————————————–
A]0-3-0-1-0—0-3-0-1-0—0-3-0-1-0-3-0-1-0—
E]——————————————–
What do the numbers on the strings mean? I'm not educated in the ways of the bass
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What do the numbers on the strings mean? I'm not educated in the ways of the bass
@Noodle_Panda The number on the strings corisponds with the fret on the neck of your Bass just as with a regular acoustic/electric guitar. “0” is an open string “1” is the first fret at the very end so on and so forth.
Npftech

The strings run EADG working from the top down.
The numbers are the fret you press when you play each string.
Your fingers will get faster with practice.
Play some of the simple riffs shown. slowly and then as it becomes easier, speed up a bit until it sounds good.
I'm new too but there is no substitute for practice and playing.

PJP
Another One Bites The Dust is pretty simple as well

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D]———————
A]———————
E]5-2-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-0-5
The twos are supposed to be three's
And you still didnt do it right…
Sunshine of my love was written by Eric Clapton and performed by Cream which Eric Clapton was a member of.
um what does —– mean? and what does 0 mean as well? coz im just a beginner sorry
— is a space between the notes, and 0 is just the string being played with no frets held down.
Oops I accidentally reported myself. Sorry
Tabs:
G|--------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------|
A|----2-2-5--0000-------5--0000---------|
E|----------------3-3-------------------|

This is what i found worked best for the beginning of dance dance by fall out boy, (and sliding up to 5 from 2 sound pretty cool.)
Seven nation army
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A|—7–7-10-7-5-3–2————–|
E|———————————|
King Nothing by Metallica also starts with a very cool bass line, but unfortunately its not easy
Easier way to play seven nation army
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D|————————————-—|
A|—7–7-10-7–—————–|
E|——————————10—8-7–|
Super easy way to play 7 nation army

G|—————-|
D|——-5——–|
A|—7-7—7-5-3-2|
E|—————-|
Repeat that
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D|——————————-|
A|——————————-|
E|–0-3-5—0-3-6-5–0-3-5-3-0—|
Smoke on the water
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A|——————————-|
E|–0-3-5—0-3-6-5–0-3-5-3-0—|
Smoke on the water
G|–0-4-0-7- x4 -0-5-0-8- x4 –
repeat all few times faster
G|-12-10-9-10-9-7-9-5-7-3-5-0-
you know the song?
enjoy!!
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D|——————————9—8——6——6—9—8—————-—||
A|—6——6—8—9—-—-——-——-—-—-—9—6———||
E|—-——-—-—-———————————————-—-———||

This is how Feel Good Inc. should really be played. Tune your guitar a half step down to E flat and etc. , it will sound better.
Tabs:
G|--------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------|
A| 55x5x5 35-----------------------3-----|
E|----------33x33 03 55x5x5 03 55x5 3----------------------------|
Adventure of a Lifetime by Coldplay. Great song to practice for anyone but it's more suited for beginners.
Tabs:
G|--------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------3-2-----3-2--|
A|-----------------222-33333333----3-2----3-2----------|
E|----33333333-222---------------------------------|
play this fast and relatively..ive come up whith this myself, im 16 and i love this bass riff !! You have to try it !
G|–0-4-0-7- x4 -0-5-0-8- x4 –
repeat all few times faster
G|-12-10-9-10-9-7-9-5-7-3-5-0-

Am i an idiot because i have no idea what this is?
Try this


(Swing)
1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4E&1||
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D|——————————–||
A|—-2-2-3-3—–2-2—–2-2—–||
E|0-0——&mdash-3—&ndash-3—&ndash320||
Hey!!!
Does anyone know the starting bass tabs for ‘You Shook Me All Night Long’ by AC/DC?

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