First bass line you ever learned?


For me, Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit.

(Can’t believe that song’s 27 years old now!)


Nirvana’s Breed.
Same album, song 5 on side one, I believe?


I’ll post here when it happens! Hehe


Ooh good question! Technically first was a simplified version of Hit The Road Jack that my dad taught me.

Then I think it was I Wanna Be Sedated by The Ramones, still love that tune and teach it to students sometimes.


It was a 12 bar blues like the one you tought in the course.
First I tried

And then I found out it‘s not as easy as it sounds.


Oh cool, is this coming in the course?


Nope, actually no Ramones tunes made it into the Beginner to Badass course, maybe in the next one. I do happen to have some old sheet music for it lying around though…


Wow, thank you Josh, will do an in between lesson during the course myself.


Don’t remember a line but the first song I learned all the way thru was “Gonna fly now” from the first Rocky movie.


Ooh, that’s a great bass line!


Was a lot of fun to be playing my sax in the school band then put it down and walk to the front of the stage
, pick up my bass we’d play this song then I’d go back to my sax. Cool for a 7th grader, wish I hadn’t taken a 3 decade break.


With or Without You from U2.
I somewhat laughed when I did the lesson on this riff. :slight_smile:


Nervous Breakdown by Black Flag.

So simple even I could play it :crazy_face: