10 Best Songs For Bass
If you’re looking for new material and want to practice your skills, check out these 10 best songs for bass. Many overlook the importance of the bass guitar, but a song wouldn’t be complete without its heavy beats to keep the rhythm. Try out the following songs to get your creative bass juices running.
- “Break on Through” by The Doors. As the very first single released by the band, it’s especially memorable because of the bass section. Even though the song was unsuccessful compared to other hits by The Doors, it continues to be unforgettable across America.
- “Maxwell Murder” by Rancid. Bassist Matt Freeman made a name for himself with his solo bass performance in this song. Check out the tabs for his riff and let your fingers do the talking.
- “Ramble On” by Led Zeppelin. In this song, you’ll find a beautiful exchange between bass guitar and drumming. Try this song out for its unique melody that speaks to its Tolkien influences.
- “My Generation” by The Who. Rock music will forever commemorate the bass solo in this song because it was the first time the spotlight shone on a bassist. You’ll especially feel like you’re a part of the moment if you own a Fender bass like John Entwistle.
- “Money” by Pink Floyd. Who could forget the ever-celebrated Pink Floyd’s innovative rock music? In “Money,” you’ll be taken away by the unique bass tones of the song.
- “My Name Is Mud” by Primus. If you’re more inclined toward heavy metal, check out the bass tabs for this song. It’s a different type of rhythm as the song meshes rock and heavy metal styles.
- “Whipping Post” by The Allman Brothers Band. With a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, it’s no wonder that the bass tabs for this song are one of the most recognized of all time. Draw out the intensity with the 23-minute concert version.
- “Revolution” by Judas Priest. It’s pure heavy metal in this song that was built around a bass riff for its introduction sequence. Let yourself get inspired and carried away by the lyrics as you play.
- “Smoke on the Water” by Deep Purple. With “Smoke on the Water,” this British rock band made its way to recognition in “Rolling Stone” magazine. The bass patterns in this song find a way to blend with the electric guitar riffs, organ, and drums.
- “Roundabout” by Yes. Another British rock band shot to fame in the United States with their song, “Roundabout.” Play the full British version instead of the radio-edited American version for the full bass effects.