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50 Bass Intros (One Take Medley) (Play Along Tabs In Video)

I came across this fun video on Youtube about an hour ago while waiting for some edits from work to get finalized.

50 Bass Intros (One Take Medley) (Play Along Tabs In Video)

The creator of the video goes through the intros of 50 songs, one after another, in about 6 1/2 mins. Here’s his playlist and some notes:

Intro List With Tips And Comments:

Pick

1) Tool – Schism (Keep an eye on the hammer-ons, every note is important)
2) Pixies – Gigantic
3) The Animals – We’ve Gotta Get Out Of This Place (Palm muted)
4) Anthrax – Got The Time
5) Nirvana – Love Buzz
6) Pixies – Debaser
7) AFI – Miss Murder (Swing rhythm)
8) Green Day – Longview (Original 1/2 step down)
9) Nirvana – Lounge Act (Slides are important)
10) Megadeth – Peace Sells (Original 1/2 step down)
11) Blink-182 – Carousel
12) Motorhead – Ace Of Spades (Original 1/2 step down)
13) The Strokes – Reptilia
14) Jane’s Addiction – Mountain Song
15) Weezer – Only In Dreams (Original 1/2 step down)
16) Tool – Forty Six & 2 (Watch the pull-offs, apply more strength)
17) The Beatles – Come Together (Palm mute for the vintage sound, watch the slides)
18) Tool – Sober
19) Guns N’ Roses – It’s So Easy (Original 1/2 step down)
20) Joy Division – Transmission (Staccato)
21) Pixies – I Bleed
22) White Zombie – Black Sunshine
23) Alice In Chains – Would? (Original 1/2 step down)
24) Blink-182 – Man Overboard
25) The Dead Kennedys – Holiday In Cambodia (Mute the 1st and 4th string)
26) Jet – Are You Gonna Be My Girl (Palm muted)
27) Queen – Under Pressure (Palm muted)

Slap

28) Red Hot Chili Peppers – Higher Ground

Fingers

29) Red Hot Chili Peppers – Around The World
30) Black Sabbath – N.I.B
31) Iron Maiden – Wrathchild
32) Faith No More – Falling To Pieces (Fast hammer-on, pull of x2)
33) Red Hot Chili Peppers – This Is The Place
34) Muse – Time Is Running Out (Actually not 8th notes)
35) Michael Jackson – Billie Jean (Watch the staccatos)
36) Symphony X – Domination (Really difficult…) (Original 1 step down)
37) Dream Theater – Panic Attack (Original 1 step down)
38) Primus – Jerry Was A Racecar Driver (Extremely difficult in fretted bass)
39) Led Zeppelin – Dazed And Confused
40) Red Hot Chili Peppers – Don’t Forget Me
41) Rammstein – Seemann
42) Porcupine Tree – Strip The Soul (Original 1 step down)
43) Black Sabbath – Hand Of Doom
44) Rage Against The Machine – Bullet In The Head
45) Pearl Jam – Jeremy (Original played in 12 string bass)
46) Radiohead – The National Anthem
47) Aerosmith – Sweet Emotion
48) Muse – Hysteria (I forgot the effects)
49) Ozzy Osbourne – No More Tears (Original 1 step down)
50) Queen – Another One Bites The Dust

[edit 04.10.15] If you enjoyed this, check this out:

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