Alright, all you bass-heads stuck at home, here’s a challenge that will up your game in bass playing ability. This thread will be, someone picks a song, maybe once a month or so. The challenge will be, first, to listen to the song, pick out the bassline, (however you want, sing, hum, do it in your head, whatever works for you), then:
A. Try to transcribe this bassline. That just means, WITHOUT looking at tabs or help online, see if you can play it on your bass. Maybe through trial and error. Eventually turning to your instinct to “know” what the notes are (this will take a ton of practice, for me, anyway). Post here what you think the bassline is, to you. No wrong answer here, this is an Exercise, you may be “wrong”, but who cares, you’re getting great practice. (Beginner Friendly)
B. Post a clip of yourself playing the bassline you just transcribed. With or without the rest of the song in the background. Video or just audio, doesn’t matter. (Intermediate)
C. Now, using a drum looper, play the bassline creatively along with various drum tracks, try a Funk, or a Pop, or Shuffle, or different drumbeats. No wrongs here, just be creative. You can play the same notes or chords, but now to a different beat. Post it! (Difficult Level)
Try any of the 3, or all 3 of these for any song. This is not my idea, it is @Gio 's , so I hope he doesn’t mind me starting a thread with it!