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October 3, 2012 9:51 PM Subscribe
Aspiring bassist, and advanced guitarist, wants to know: what are the canonical rock and roll bass riffs?
posted by Slarty Bartfast to media & arts (50 answers total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
So I am taking up the bass after 30 years of guitar. I know my scales and chords backwards and forwards. I think I can develop my bass chops by learning to play some killer, instantly recognisable bass lines. Problem is, I can't really think of many. Thinking like "Stayin Alive" but not as dumb and popular. I'm talking what the wankers play at Guitar Center when they're testing out that Rickie 4003. What's the bass equivalent of Smoke on the Water, Back in Black, and Spirit of Radio? Any genre of music.
I don't want to sound like Les Claypool here, I just want to be familiar with the bass lines that every competent bassist should know.