…making better bass players with Kris Rodgers A.K.A Dmanlamius
Seven nation army The White stripes, seven nation army. Although he doesn’t use a Bass on the recording of this song, his effect is so low, it may as well be! No playalong, because it’s a simple tune to learn.
Ben.E.King: Stand by me Learn Ben E King’s Stand by me Bass line, here. This is a nice and simple line that all beginners should have fun with. Good luck!
Radiohead: Creep A nice simple riff for you beginners to get started with. As I say in the video, try and mix it up a bit with the stuff I taught you in “Beginners Evolved” premium lesson, if you have it…
The Beatles: When I’m 64 A nice simple, fun Bass line for you to get results quickly with. Notice how this line isn’t overplayed? It’s nice and simple, and compliments the song perfectly!
Sly and the Family Stone: If you want me to stay So…the Chilli’s version of this Sly and the Family Stone CLASSIC.
Pink Floyd: Money (Part one) Here we have part one of this great song! It’s the first song I teach that is mostly in 7/4 timing. If you don’t understand what these numbers mean, please check out tips on timing 5/4 (Introduction).
Nirvana: Smells like teen spirit The song that made Nirvana (and grunge) famous. Is that a good thing or a bad thing? Who knows. Learn the bass line here.
The Ghostbusters theme tune: Great Bass line to learn. Fun, and takes me back to ‘me youth!
Limp Bizkit: Re-arranged: A really cool Bass line that has a nice, hip-hop feel about it.
The Who: Boris the spider: Nice and unusual song from the brilliant, John Entwistle.
The Stranglers: Peaches: Awesome Bass line!
MC Hammer: Can’t touch this: MC Hammers version of this is awesome. Great Bass line, that we all know. As is the original. Learn it here.
Michael Jackson: Billie Jean: Awesome Bass line!
Red hot Chilli peppers: The adventures of Raindance Maggie: Fun riff to play, which stays consistent throughout the song.
The Beatles: Come together. Ok, here is a tune by one of my all time favourite bands. The Beatles changed the way music was perceived and played, and inspired pretty much all the great music we listen to today. Ask any of your heroes for proof! If you dig into their music really deep, and get away from all the lovey (although that is still brilliant) stuff, there is some amazing music there. Especially if you dig really deep into the theoretical stuff that “shouldn’t” technically work. But it does…
The Breeders: Cannonball: Nice and simple but effective live from the Bass player from the Pixies.
The Police: Roxanne. Great song from a band with a great bass player.
Red Hot Chili peppers: Under the bridge. Ooo! I love this line! I used to have a “Blood sugar sex magik” tab book, and this was the first bass line I learnt from it. It took me ages! But the feeling of accomplishment was immense. I played that chorus riff over and over and over in the summer of ‘93. Enjoy. A few open E’s before each chorus. Simple stuff.
Red hot chili peppers: Under the bridge (Part two) Part two of the above, Mofo’s!
Wild cherry; Play that funky music. Really addictive bass line to play, once you get it down.
NWA: Express yourself: Really funky line, that is fun to play!
Deelite/Herbie Hancock: Groove is in the heart/Bringing down the Byrds: Really good fun riff to learn!
Michael Jackson: Beat it. A very popular song, with a great Bass line! Great fun to learn as well.
Red hot chill peppers: Give it away. Well, what can I say about this bass line? It’s unique, fun, and funky. Even to this day. Just like Flea. Great one to learn, and great to play. Don’t forget the funk!
The Pink Panther theme tune: Here is an extremely fun Bass solo to play! We play the Melody of the song in this extended lesson.
The Beastie Boys: Sabotage: A lesson which is also a remembrance to MCA, who died recently.
Metallica: Orion: In this lesson, we are introduced to a very popular Bass chord!
Johnny Cash/Nine inch nails: Hurt: A really unique version of this awesome song (on both fronts), that uses Bass chords, that we covered in recent lessons. It is also fingerpicked and down stroked.
Red hot Chilli peppers: Pretty little Ditty parts one and two: If you haven’t heard this song, then check it out on youtube! Brilliant song that goes through Bass chords, some slap and pop, and more! LOADS of learning here, Fat stringers!
The Beatles: Day tripper: Ah! This one can be tricky! Brilliant Bass line, though!
There is a lot of content on this site! I am sincerely trying to reach out to you as if there were no geographical boundaries.
The first port of call on your Bass journey should be the “Lesson tree”. These are lessons that start off easy, and slowly progress.