Bass can be a tricky instrument when you are trying to learn alone. Here are a few classic easy bass lines that are immediately recognizable and quite easy and fun to play!
You’ll find the links to the Jellynote Tabs below the videos.
Classic Easy Bass Tabs:
5. Metallica – Orion
Metallica has some awesome bass lines especially on Master of Puppets.
The rhythm section on Orion is very loud and is a good song to practice bass.
4. Led Zeppelin – Dazed and Confused
John Paul Jones might not be the most known member of Led Zeppelin but his contribution towards the songwriting was extremely important.
That is particularly true on Dazed and Confused (arrangement of a Jake Holmes song).
3. Michael Jackson – Billie Jean
You can’t do a “top bass” blog post without mentioning the King of Pop. For the record, the bass was played by Louis Johnson who also collaborated with Aretha Franklin, Bill Withers, Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney.
Check out our bass tutorial:
2. Herbie Hancock – Chameleon
THE perfect Bassline to start a jam ! Originally played on an ARP Odyssey, it works well on bass.
1. Ben E. King – Stand by Me
This song is basically a very melodic bassline with the fantastic voice of the late Ben E. King. You can never get tired of playing it.
Check out more songs you can play with our easy bass tutorials!