What was the first song you learned on bass all the way through?

“U can’t hold no groove”

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Actually, it was “All Star” by Smash Mouth.

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My first one was “with or without you” by U2. Because you learn basically the whole baseline in the B2B course. So I went right after to chordify and played it through. And changed it up a bit because there seems to be a slide going from G to D. So I added that.

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Thats definitely not my bag, BABY!

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I sure didn’t think anything like this would show up here for a first song :slightly_smiling_face:
If you liked Wagon Wheel you should try Land of The Silver Birch.

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Darius Rucker’s cover of this is outstanding!

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Just watched the video but he is not playing a bass :upside_down_face:

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Stealing Gasoline by Carl Verheyen. Super simple bassline but a nice groove in eighths.

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Nirvanas cover of Love buzz was the first song learned all the way through on bass

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I’m super new, nowhere close to finishing the course. My brother in law, who plays guitar, wanted to play a song full through. After looking at songs that I like and seemed easy enough we started practicing Say It Ain’t So by Weezer. It might be a super easy song and basic, but after a couple days I’ve been able to play it all the way through. I’m very proud and find my plucking fingers plucking on things to the tune

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My first all-the-way-through was America’s Sister Golden Hair, followed quickly by Bob Seger’s Main Street. My garage band plays both & when our “bass player” (yes, the quotes are intentional) left, they all looked at me and said, “you can play bass, right?”
Yes, yes, I can.
Bought a bass, signed up for B2B, & started mainlining YouTube tutorials w/tab.

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Time in a Bottle by Jim Croce.

"Green Onions" by Booker T. and the MG’s
I was always drawn towards the Funky Punk Rock, I’m stuck in a crack somewhere between Heavy Metal and Soul music, between bazaar and unusual, my work-in-progress playlist is all over the map, I just go where my rhythm takes me…

And then off the record, In order:
Seven Nation Army - White Stripes
Hip Hop Hooray - Naughty By Nature
Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
Jungle Love - The Time

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I really can’t get into Seven Nation Army.
I try but get bored about halfway through.

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It was one of the earlier songs I learned too. I actually find that song super fun to play because it’s so easy. I like the video too, very trippy. I get what you mean though, my unborn nephew can play drums better than meg white.

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They used to play at the alternative club in Rochester, NY when I lived there long before anyone knew them. I never really got into them, then or now. When I listen to their hits now, I’m even less into them.

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Yeah they are kind of a one hit wonder that’s used to teach newbies entry level songs but it was still fun to play that one song in my teen years regardless.

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I’ll take the dissenting view here… Big fan of the White Stripes and Jack White in general, including his solo stuff and The Raconteurs (I never really caught on to Dead Weather). I think Meg served her purpose well in a 2 piece - “serve the song”, as is the popular manta around here.

And I’m perfectly happy to carry this flag all by my lonesome. :slight_smile:

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I always thought they were curious as a band since it was pretty clearly an asymmetric thing and they both seemed perfectly happy with that. Right up until they weren’t.

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OH i dig him and he is super talented and like his whole vinyl thing too, just never connected with his music is all.

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I pretty much hold the same view and think they fall into the category of bands that made on hit song but their other material isn’t something people noticed. Like Trapt, Cold & Crossfade.