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Bass Lessons Page
    Groove Daddy-O.  Bassists are usually that person who couldn't decide whether to play the guitar or drums.  This section is intended to help bass students learn the subtle genius of a good bass line.  Learn how to hold the ground while creating a flow, bridging rhythm to melody, and give rise to stability in a tune known as "the pocket." 

    Bass is a feeling, the consciousness of the rhythmic pulse.  The overall idea, genre, or style is carried in the bass line.  Just like a visual symbol, when we hear a rhythms and pitches combined we are transported, the bass directs people as to what they are looking at. 

    As a bassist you can enjoy being in the driver seat and display your responsible nature.  You will gain the a well-rounded knowledge of music and have many opportunities as a significant part.

    Like a soldier, a good bassist must lead, follow, and get out of the way; as a bassist you will have to do it all.  You must lay down cool grooves, walk dynamic changes, syncopate off rhythms, and then play with harmonic and melodic lines. 

Contents
  -  Bass Lessons
     -  Getting Started
     -  Level 1
     -  Level 2
     -  Level 3
     -  Level 4
     -  Level 5
  -  Bassist's Songbook (Suggested Songs to Learn)
     -  Rhythm & Blues
     -  Country
     -  Rock 'N' Roll
     -  Jazz & Standards
     -  Traditionals & Spirituals
  -  World Class Bassists, their bands, and their website.

Quick Reference
  -  Bass
     -  Tuning  -  Chord Chart  -  Fret Board  -  1st Position  -  Neck Adjustment
  -  Guitar
     -  Tuning  -  Chord Chart  -  Fret Board  -  1st Position  -  Neck Adjustment
  -  All Purpose
     -  Blank Sheet Music  -  Musical Terms
  -  Theory/Harmony
     -  Chords In Every Key  -  Chord Symbol Guide  -  Key Chart for Transposing  -  Scale Syllabus  -  Table of Intervals  -  Table of Principle Chords


Bass Lessons

Getting Started
 - 0.1 The Bass: It's Parts & What They Do
 Tuning Your Bass
 - 0.2 Playing Technique: Right Hand vs. Left Hand
 - 0.3 Getting to Know Your Bass & Understanding Notation
 - 0.4 The Bass-ics: Rhythm, Melody, & Harmony
Level 1
 - 1.1 Finger Exercises - One Finger Per Fret - Quarter Notes
 - 1.2 Open String Names & Numbers - Muting - Whole & Half Notes
 - 1.3 1E String - Open E, 1st Fret F, 3rd Fret G
 - 1.4 2A String - Open A, 2nd Fret B, 3rd Fret C
 - 1.5 12 Bar Blues - Tablature
 - 1.6 3D String - Open D, 2nd Fret E, 3rd Fret F
 - 1.7 4G String - Open G, 2nd Fret A - Octaves
 - 1.8 Notes on the 5th Fret - Chord Progressions
 - 1.9 Diatonic Scales (7 Note Scales): C^ (Major)
 Half Step & Whole Step Pattern - Remember: E/F & B/C
 - 1.10 Introducing Sharps (#) and Flats (b) - Eighth (8th) Notes & Rests - Common Time & Cut Time (Alla-Breve)
 - 1.11 Key Signature - Sequencing, aka the "Moveable Box" - Accidentals
 - 1.12 Major & Minor Triads - Using Triads with Chord Progressions
 - 1.13 Triplets - Sixteenth (16th) notes & Rests - Standard Bass Patterns - Dotted Quarter Notes
 - 1.14 Bass Parts: Root & 5th - Major, Minor, Aug. & Dim. - Country, Folk, & Polka Bass Lines
 - 1.15 Bass Parts: Power Chord - Augmented & Diminished Triads
 - 1.16 Punk & Rock Bass Lines
 - 1.17 Level 1 Test: Learn Several Entire Songs
Level 2
 - 2.1 Pentatonic Scales
 - 2.2 Playing In All Keys - Using Triads To Create Bass Lines
 - 2.3 Common Traditional Bass Lines
 - 2.4 Arpeggios (1,3, 5, & 7): Building on Chords
 - Basic Scale Exercises
 - 2.5 Diatonic Scales: Modes
 - 2.6 Playing Minor Ideas - Blues, Funk, & Rock Bass Lines - Diatonic Scales: A Aeolian & B Locrian
Key Signature ~ Relative Major & Minor
 - 2.7 Building Walking Bass Lines - More Playing in all Keys - Notes on the 7th & 8th Frets - Theme & Variation
 - 2.8 More Walking Lines
 - 2.9 Slap & Pop Technique
 - 2.10 Right Hand Hammering (Tapping)
 - 2.11 Reading Melodies - Chromatic Scales - Vibrato
 - 2.12 Arpeggios to the 9th, 11th, 13th, & 15th
 - 2.13 Bossa, & Latin Bass Lines
 - 2.14 Metal - Scale & Melodic Patterns - Dynamics
 - 2.15 Level 2 Test: Transcribe A Bass Line
Level 3
 - 3.1 Harmonic & Melodic Minor Scales
 - 3.2 Diminished & Whole Tone Scale
 - 3.3 All Scales 2 Octaves - Intermediate Scale Exercises
 - 3.4 Intermediate Walking Jazz Bass Lines
 - 3.5 Altered Chords & Scales
 - 3.6 Funk Bass Lines - Intermediate Thumb Technique
 - 3.7 Intermediate Bass Chords - Advanced Muting
 - 3.8 Intermediate Folk, Country, Rock, & Metal Bass Lines
 - 3.9 Intermediate 12 & 16 Bar Chord Progressions
 - 3.9 Core Jazz Melodies - Intermediate Sequencing
 - 3.10 Level 3 Test: Transcribe A Bass Solo
Level 4
 - 4.1 All Scales Lowest to Highest Note - Working With the Metronome
 - 4.2 Advanced Thumb Technique & Bass Chords - Tritone Substitution
 - 4.3 Advanced Chord Progressions - Ballads
 - 4.4 Advanced Folk Lines: Traditional, Gospel, Americana, & Dixieland
 - 4.5 World Music:  Common Bass Lines From Other Cultures
 - 4.6 Intermediate Classical Bass Lines
 - 4.7 Advanced Latin Bass Lines: Brazilian, Salsa, & Montuna
 - 4.8 Advanced Soloing: Bebop & Metal Melodies
 - 4.9 Advanced Soloing: Classical Melodies
 - 4.10 Mixed & Odd Meter Time Signatures
 - 4.11 Contemporary Session Bassists - Fusion Bass Lines
Level 5
 - 5.1 In the future there will be additional resources for bassists to connect with other musicians and jobs.

Bassist's Songbook

Rhythm & Blues
African American Roots
  -  Amazing Grace  -  Cotton-Eyed Joe  -  Down By The Riverside  -  Down In The Valley  -  Funga A La Feeya  -  Joshua Fought The Battle Of Jericho  -  Kum Ba Ya  -  Motherless Child  -  No Body Knows The Trouble I've Seen  -  Rock-A-My-Soul  -  Swing Low Sweet Chariot  -  This Train  -  Wade In The Water  -  We Shall Overcome

Blues
  -  All Your Love (I Miss Loving)  -  Baby Please Don't Go  -  Bad Love  -  Back Door Man  - 
Before You Accuse Me (Take A Look At Yourself)  -  Better Off With The Blues  -  Bo Diddley  -  Boom Boom  -  Boom Boom (Out Go The Lights)  -  Born Under A Bad Sign  -  Born With A Broken Heart  -  CC Rider  -  Cherry Red Wine  -  Chicago Smokeshop  -  Cincinnati Jail  -  Crossroads  -  Don't Throw Your Love On Me So Strong -  Everyday I Have The Blues  -  Evil  -  Five Long Years  -  Further On Up The Road  -  Give Me Back My Wig  -  Good Morning Little Schoolgirl  -  Hide Away  -  Hoochie Coochie Man  -  How Many More Years  -  Hurts Me Too  -  I Ain't Superstitious  -  I Can't Be Satisfied  -  I Can't Quit You Baby  -  I Just Want To Make Love To You  -  I Need You So Bad  -  I Smell A Rat  -  I'll Play The Blues For You  -  I'm Ready  -  Ice Pick  -  Key To The Highway  -  Killing Floor  -  Kind Hearted Woman Blues  -  Let The Good Times Roll  -  Little Red Rooster  -  Look At Little Sister  -  Look On Yonder's Wall -  Mannish Boy  -  Mary Ann  -  Messin' With The Kid  -  Moon Is Full  -  Mustang Sally  -  My Babe  -  Need Your Love So Bad  -  Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out  -  On My Knees  -  On The Road Again  -  Phone Booth  -  Rock Me Baby  -  Rollin' And Tumblin'  -  Same Thing  -  Seventh Son  -  Sky Is Crying  -  Smokestack Lightnin'  -  Somebody Loan Me A Dime  -  Spoonful  -  Statesboro Blues  -  Still Alive And Well  -  Still Got The Blues  -  Stormy Monday  -  Stumble  -  Sweet Home Chicago  -  Sweet Little Angel  -  T-Bone Shuffle  -  Things That I Used To Do  -  Thrill Is Gone  -  Thunderbird  -  Tin Pan Alley  -  Tore Down  -  Walkin' The Dog  -  Wang Dang Doodle  -  You Shook Me

R & B/Motown/Early Soul (Early 60's - Early 70's)

  -  634-5789  -  ABC  -  Ain't No Mountain High Enough  -  Ain't Too Proud To Beg  -  Bernadette  -  Boom Boom (Out Go The Lights)  -  Bring It On Home To Me  -  But It's Alright  -  Cold Sweat, Pt. 1  -  Cool Jerk  -  Dancing In The Street  -  Do Wah Diddy Diddy  -  Dock Of The Bay  -  For Once In My Life  -  Get Ready  -  Get Up (Sex Machine)  -  Green Onions  -  Groove Me  -  Groovin'  -  Hard To Handle  -  Higher And Higher  -  Hold On I'm Comin'  -  I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)  -  I Got The Feelin'  -  I Got You (I Feel Good)  -  I Heard It Through The Grapevine  -  I Just Want To Celebrate  -  I Second That Emotion -  I Want You Back  -  I Was Made To Love Her  -  I'll Come Running Back To You  -  I'll Take You There  -  I've Been Loving You Too Long  -  In The Midnight Hour  -  It's Gonna Work Out Fine  -  Knock On Wood  -  Land Of A Thousand Dances  -  Mr Pitiful  -  My Girl  -  Nowhere To Run  -  Pain In My Heart  -  Papa Was A Rollin' Stone  -  Papa's Got A Brand New Bag  -  Please Accept My Love  -  Push And Pull  -  Reach Out, I'll Be There  -  Respect  -  Road Runner  -  Rockin' Robin  -  Send Me Some Lovin'  -  Shaft  -  Shop Around  -  Shot Gun  -  Sir Duke  -  Soul Finger  -  Soul Limbo  -  Soul Man  -  Stand By Me  -  Standing In The Shadows Of Love  -  Stop! In The Name Of Love  -  This Masquerade  -  This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak For You)  -  Time Is Tight  -  Tired Of Being Alone  -  Under The Boardwalk  -  Uptight (Everything's Alright)  -  What's Going On  -  Wrap It Up  -  You Don't Know Like I Know  -  You've Really Got A Hold On Me

Progressive Blues/Texas Blues  (Mid 1960ís - Today)
  -  Black Hearted Woman  -  Blue On Black  -  Changes  -  Couldn't Stand The Weather  - 
Crossfire  -  House Is Rockin'  -  Lenny  -  Mary Had A Little Lamb  -  Scuttle Buttiní  -  Pride And Joy  -  Red House  -  Texas Flood  -  Tuff Enuff  -  Wham

Funk/Disco (Early 70's - 80's)

  -  Bad Girls  -  Boogie Nights  -  Boogie Oogie Oogie  -  Brick House  -  Can You Handle It  -  Car Wash  -  Cissy Strut  -  Da Ya Think I'm Sexy  -  Dance With Me  -  Dazz  -  December 1963 (Oh, What A Night)  -  Disco Inferno  -  Do It ('Til You're Satisfied)  -  Dr. Funkenstein  -  Fantastic Voyage  -  Fire  -  Funkytown  -  Get Down Tonight  -  Get Off  -  Good Times  -  Higher Ground  -  I Love The Night Life  -  I Wish  -  It's Your Thing  -  Kung Fu Fighting  -  Le Freak  -  Let's Get It On  -  Let's Groove  -  Lopsy Lu  -  Love Games  -  Love Rollercoaster  -  Low Rider  -  Macho Man  -  Mr Big Stuff  -  Native New Yorker  -  Never Can Say Goodbye  -  One Nation Under A Groove  -  Pick Up The Pieces  -  Power  -  Respect Yourself  -  Run For Cover  -  Sex In A Pan  -  Shadow Dancing  -  Shaft  -  Shining Star  -  Stay  -  Stay With Me Tonight  -  Stayiní Alive  -  Super Freak  -  Superstition  -  That's The Way (I Like It)  -  We Are Family  -  Word Up  -  Y.M.C.A.  -  You Should Be Dancing

Pop/Dusties/Contemporary Soul
  -  Beat It  -  Dancing Machine  -  Fight The Power 'Part 1'  -  Smooth Operator  -  Sumthin', Sumthin'  -  Thriller


Country
Folk/Western/Americana (1800ís - PreWWI)
  - 
America (The Beautiful)  -  Aura Lee  -  Buffalo Gals  -  Casey Jones  -  Chinatown, My Chinatown  -  Dixie  -  Frankie And Johnny  -  Girl I Left Behind Me  -  Home On The Range  -  Mule Skinner Blues  -  Nobody Knows (The Trouble I've Seen)  -  Polly Wolly Doodle  -  Red River Valley  -  Rock My Baby With A Dixie Melody  -  She'll Be Coming Around The Mountain  -  Shenandoah  -  Simple Gifts  -  Star-Spangled Banner  -  Stay A Little Longer (The Hoedown Fiddle Song)  -  Streets of Laredo  -  Susanna  -  Swanee River  -  This Land Is Your Land  -  Tom Dooley  -  Wildwood Flower  -  Will The Circle Be Unbroken  -  Worried Man Blues  -  Yankee Doodle

Classic Country (Post WWI Ė Post WWII)

  -  Blue Moon of Kentucky  -  Dark Hollow  -  Foggy Mountain Breakdown  -  Happy Trails  -  Hello Walls  -  Hey Good Lookin'  -  I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow  -  I Want To Be A Cowboy's Sweetheart  -  I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry  -  If I Had A Hammer (The Hammer Song)  -  If You've Got The Money , I've Got The Time  -  It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels  -  Jambalaya (On the Bayou)  -  Keep On The Sunny Side  -  Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream  -  Lovesick Blues  -  Move It On Over  -  Rawhide  - 
Smoke, Smoke, Smoke (That Cigarette)  -  Tennessee Waltz  -  Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)  -  Wabash Cannonball  -  Walking The Floor Over You  -  Your Cheatin' Heart

Rockabilly Era (Early 50's Ė Early 60ís)
  -  All Shook Up  -  Baby Letís Play House  -  Be-Bop-A-Lula  -  Blue Jean Bop  -  Blue Suede Shoes  -  Boppiní The Blues  -  Don't Be Cruel (To A Heart That's True)  -  Ghost Riders In The Sky  -  Good Rockiní Tonight  -  Honey Donít  -  Hound Dog  -  Iím Stickiní With You  -  Jailhouse Rock  -  Little Sister  -  Matchbox  -  Oh, So Lonesome  -  Party Doll  -  Race With The Devil  -  Ready Teddy  -  Rebel 'Rouser  -  Rocket 88  -  Ruby Baby  - 
Stratosphere Boogie  -  That's All Right  -  Twenty Flight Rock

Vintage Country (Mid 60's - Early 70's)

  -  Act Naturally  -  Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain  -  Boy Named Sue  -  Coal Miners Daughter  - 
Country Gentleman  -  Crazy  -  Delta Dawn  -  DIVORCE  -  El Paso  -  Foggy Mountain Breakdown  -  Folsom Prison  -  Galveston  -  Get Rhythm  -  He'll Have To Go  -  Hello Darlin'  -  Help Me Make It Through The Night  -  Honey Don't  -  I Can't Stop Loving You  -  I Fall To Pieces  -  I Walk The Line  -  King Of The Road  -  Matchbox  -  Mystery Train  -  Okie From Muskogee  -  Ring of Fire  -  Stand By Your Man  -  Sweet Dreams  -  Take It Easy  -  Take Me Home, Country Roads  -  Walkin' After Midnight 

Modern Country (Early 70's - 80's)
  -  Amarillo By Morning  -  Boulder to Birmingham  -  Chair  -  Coat of Many Colors  -  Devil Went Down To Georgia  -  Forever And Ever, Amen  -  Gambler  -  Go Rest High On That Mountain  -  He Stopped Loving Her Today  -  Heartbroke  -  I Will Always Love You  -  If I Could Only Win Your Love  -  Jolene  -  Kiss An Angel Good Morning  -  Love Can Build A Bridge  -  Mama He's Crazy  -  Mamma's Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys  - 
My Baby Thinks He's A Train  -  On The Other Hand  -  One More Last Chance  -  Only Daddy That Will Walk The Line  -  Pill  -  Rhinestone Cowboy  -  Song of The South  -  Smoky Mountain Rain  -  Workin' Man Blues  -  Your Mama Donít Dance

Contemporary Country (90's - Today)
  - 
Ain't Goin' Down ('Til The Sun Comes Up)  -  Big Time  -  Blue  -  Boot Scootin' Boogie  -  Breathe  -  Chattahoochee  -  Cowboy Take Me Away  -  Dance  -  Elmira St. Boogie  -  Fancy  -  Friends In Low Places  -  Gone As A Girl Can Get  -  Grass Is Blue  -  How Can I Help You Say Goodbye  -  How Do I Live  -  Hurt  -  I Hope You Dance  -  Iím Moving On  -  Is There Life Out There  -  It's Your Love  -  Let Me Touch You For Awhile  -  Meet In The Middle  -  Mercury Blues  -  Remember When  -  That's What I Like About You  -  You're Still The One  -  Strawberry Wine  -  T-R-O-U-B-L-E  -  When You Say Nothing At All  -  Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)  -  Wide Open Spaces


Rock 'N' Roll
Early Rock 'N' Roll (Post WWII - Mid 60ís)
  -  All My Loving  -  Baby, Let's Play House  -  Because Theyíre Young  -  Blueberry Hill  - 
Bus Stop  -  Bye Bye Love  -  Can't Buy Me Love  -  Claw  -  Crying  -  Do You Believe In Magic?  -  Eight Days A Week  -  For Your Love  -  Fun, Fun, Fun  -  Gloria  -  Good Lovin'  -  Great Balls Of Fire  -  Guitar Boogie Shuffle  -  Hang On Sloopy  -  Happy Together  -  Hello Mary Lou  -  Hippy Hippy Shake  -  I'm A Believer  -  Johnny B Goode  -  La Bamba  -  Letís Go Trippiní  -  Louie, Louie  -  Maybellene  -  Mellow Yellow  -  Nadine (Is That You)  -  No Particular Place To Go  -  Not Fade Away  -  Oh Boy!  -  Oh, Pretty Woman  -  Peggy Sue  -  Pipeline  -  Poor Little Fool  -  Promised Land  -  Raunchy  -  Rock And Roll Music  -  Rock Around The Clock  -  Roll Over Beethoven  -  Rumble  -  Runaway  -  Sheíd Rather Be With Me  -  Sleepwalk  -  Surfin' USA  -  Tequilla  -  That'll Be The Day  -  Time Is On My Side  -  Travelin' Man  -  Twist And Shout  -  Wake Up Little Susie  -  Walk Donít Run  -  Wooly Bully

Classic Rock/British Invasion (Mid 60ís - Early 70's)

  -  All Day And All Of The Night  - 
And I Love Her  -  Angie  -  Aqualung  -  Badge  -  Behind Blue Eyes  -  Bennie And The Jets  -  Born To Be Wild  -  Brown Eyed Girl  -  Chicago (We Can Change The World)  -  Come Together  -  Day Tripper  -  Drive My Car  -  Dear Prudence  -  Eight Miles High  -  Funk #49  -  Get Back  -  Helter Skelter  -  Here Comes The Sun  -  Hey Joe  -  Hey Jude  -  Highway Star  -  I Can See For Miles  -  I Will  -  Imagine  -  Joker  -  Lady Madonna  -  Layla  -  Laughing  -  Loco-Motion  -  Maggie May  -  Magic Bus  -  Man Who Sold The World  -  Me And Bobby McGee  -  Money  -  My Generation  -  Nights In White Satin  -  Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)  -  Oh Well (Part 1)  -  Piece Of My Heart  -  Radar Love  -  San Franciscan Nights  -  School's Out  -  Smoke On The Water  -  Smokin' In The Boys Room  -  Space Oddity  -  Starman  -  Stairway To Heaven  -  Stuck In The Middle With You  -  Substitute  -  Sunshine Of Your Love  -  Susie-Q  -  Sweet Jane  -  Takin' Care Of Business  -  Walk On The Wild Side  -  We Gotta Get Out Of This Place  -  White Room  -  Whiter Shade of Pale  -  Wild Thing  -  Won't Get Fooled Again  -  You Really Got Me  -  You've Got To Hide Your Love Away

Soft Rock/Folk Rock/Southern Rock/Reggae (Late 60's - Early 80's)
  -  At Seventeen  -  Bad, Bad Leroy Brown  -  Best Of My Love  -  Blue Sky  -  Canít You See  -  Dixie Chicken  -  Doctor My Eyes  -  Dust In The Wind  -  Fire And Rain  - 
Free Bird  -  Gimmie Three Steps  -  Good Clean Fun  -  Green Grass And High Tides  -  Heard It In A Love Song  -  Heartache Tonight  -  Hold On Loosely  -  Hurry Sundown  -  I Know A Little -  I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song  -  In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed  -  Jackie Blue  -  Jamming  -  Jessica  -  Jim Dandy  -  Just A Song Before I Go  -  La Grange  -  Landslide  -  Lay Down Sally  -  Leader Of The Band  -  Leaving On A Jet Plane  -  Life In The Fast Lane  -  Longer  -  Love Hurts  -  Midnight Rider  -  Mississippi Queen  -  New Kid In Town  -  Our House  -  Ramblin' Man  -  Reason To Believe  -  Reeling In The Years  -  Rhiannon  -  Rikki Don't Lose That Number  -  Rockiní Into The Night  -  Seven Bridges Road  -  So Into You  -  Southern Cross  -  Stir It Up  -  Suite: Judy Blue Eyes  -  Sweet Baby James  -  Sweet Home Alabama  -  Take Me Home, Country Roads  -  Teach Your Children  -  Time In A Bottle  -  Up On The Roof  -  Wild World  -  Williní  -  Wonderful Tonight  -  You've Got A Friend

Hard Rock/Progressive Rock/Early Metal (Early 70's - Early 80ís)

  -  25 Or 6 To 4  -  All Right Now  -  Another One Bites The Dust  -  Apostrophe  -  Back In The Saddle  -  Ballroom Blitz  -  Bang A Gong (Get It On)  -  Barracuda  -  Beast Of Burden  -  Calling Dr. Love  -  Carry On Wayward Son  -  Cat Scratch Fever  -  Cheap Sunglasses  -  Cold Gin  -  Come Sail Away  -  Crazy Little Thing Called Love  - 
Crazy On You  -  Crazy Train  -  Detroit Rock City  -  Deuce  -  Double Vision  -  Fat Bottomed Girls  -  Flying High Again  -  Frankenstein  -  Free Ride  -  Freeway Jam  -  Hair Of The Dog  -  Hot Blooded  -  I Just Want To Make Love To You  -  I Want You To Want Me  -  If You Leave Me Now  -  Iron Man  -  Karn Evil 9  -  Miss You  -  Paranoid  -  Peace Of Mind  -  Rebel, Rebel  -  Rock And Roll All Night  -  Roundabout  -  Runnin' With The Devil  -  Same Old Song & Dance  -  Show Me The Way  -  Snortin' Whiskey  -  Start Me Up  -  Stone Cold Crazy  -  Suffragette City  -  Surrender  -  Sweet Emotion  -  Sweet Leaf  -  Tie Your Mother Down  -  Train Kept A Rolliní  -  Walk This Way  -  War Pigs (Interpolating Lukeís Wall)  -  We Will Rock You  -  Wheel In The Sky  -  You're My Best Friend

MTV Era - New Wave/Corporate Rock/Punk/Glam (Late 70's - Early 90's)
  -  Angel  -  Bad Love  -  Black Velvet  -  Call Me  -  Can't Stand Losing You  -  Decadence Dance  -  Don't Stop Believin'  -  Donít Tell Me You Love Me  -  Dream Police  -  Every Breathe You Take  -  Eye Of The Tiger  -  Fantasy  -  Fascination Street  -  Fight The Good Fight  -  Fool For Your Loving  - 
Free Fallin'  -  Get The Funk Out  -  Gettiní High  -  Give A Little Bit  -  Heart And Soul  -  Hurts So Good  -  I Won't Back Down  -  Iím The Only One  -  Into The Great Wide Open  -  It's Still Rock And Roll To Me  -  Jet Airliner  -  Lady In Red  -  Land Of Confusion  -  Learning To Fly  -  Lights  -  Livin' On A Prayer  -  Look At That Cadillac  -  Love In An Elevator  -  Mainstreet  -  Maneater  -  Message In A Bottle  -  Money For Nothing  -  Mony, Mony  -  More Than Words  -  Night Moves  -  One Thing Leads To Another  -  Pink Houses  -  Rock And Roll Never Forgets  -  ROCK In The USA  -  Rock This Town  -  Rock You Like A Hurricane  -  Rock'n Me  -  Round And Round  -  Running Down A Dream  -  Seventeen  -  Sexy & 17  -  Shakedown  -  Slow Aní Easy  -  Spirits In The Material World  -  Steppiní Out  -  Stray Cat Strut  -  Suite Madame Blue  -  Sultans Of Swing  -  Summer Of '69  -  Sweet Talkin' Woman  -  Time For Me To Fly  -  Turn Me Loose  -  Turn The Page  -  Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad  -  Two Tickets To Paradise  -  Under Pressure  -  Veronica  -  Wait  -  Walk Of Life  -  Walking On The Moon  -  Werewolves Of London  -  What I Like About You  -  Where Have All The Good Times Gone?  -  Wherever You Will Go  -  You Give Love A Bad Name  -  You May Be Right  -  You're In My Heart  -  Youíre Only Lonely

Heavy Metal/Grunge (Early 80's - Late 90's)
  -  About A Girl  -  Addicted To That Rush  -  Always With Me, Always With You  -  Anesthesia (Pulling Teeth)  -  Been Caught Stealing  - 
Breaking The Girl  -  Bulls On Parade  -  Cliffs Of Dover  -  Come As You Are  -  Cult Of Personality  -  Donít Treat Me Bad  -  Drowning In A Daydream  -  Far Beyond The Sun  -  For The Love Of God  -  Grind  -  Highlander Boogie  -  Hunger Strike  -  I'll See The Light Tonight  -  Jerry Was A Race Car Driver  -  Jesus Christ Pose  -  Lithium  -  Living After Midnight  -  Man In A Box  -  Mr. Brownstone  -  Nearly Lost You  -  No Excuses  -  Outshined  -  Patience  -  Peace Sells  -  Rusty Cage  -  Satch Boogie  -  Silent Lucidity  -  Smells Like Teen Spirit  -  Sweet Child O' Mine  -  Them Bones  -  To Be With You  -  Welcome To The Jungle  -  White Wedding  -  Yankee Rose  -  You've Got Another Thing Comin'  -  Would

Contemporary Rock (Early 90's - Today)
  - 
3 AM  -  All I Wanna Do  -  All The Small Things  -  Building A Mystery  -  Champagne Supernova  -  Change The World  -  Come To My Window  -  Counting Blue Cars  -  Cumbersome  -  Drive  -  Fly Away  -  Fools Shine On  -  Give It Away  -  Glycerine  -  Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman?  -  Hey Man Nice Shot  -  Hold My Hand  -  Iíll Stick Around  -  Jumper  -  Loser  -  Lump  -  Machinehead  -  Molly (Sixteen Candles)  -  My Name Is Jonas  -  No Rain  -  Rainmaker  -  Run Around  -  Santa Monica  -  Say It Ainít So  -  Seether  -  Semi-Charmed Life  -  Slide  -  Smooth  -  Song 2  -  St. Anger  -  Tears In Heaven  -  This Is A Call  -  Under The Bridge  -  Violet  -  You Oughta Know  -  You Were Meant For Me  -  Waterís Edge  -  Wonderwall


Jazz
Ragtime/Blues/New Orleans/Creole
  -  After You've Gone  -  Ain't Misbehavin'  - 
Entertainer  -  Farewell Blues  -  House Of The Rising Sun  -  Maple Leaf Rag  -  St. James Infirmary  -  St. Louis Blues  -  When The Saints Go Marching In

Swing/Big Band (Pre WWII)
  -  Autumn Leaves  -  Cherokee (Indian Love Song)  -  Honeysuckle Rose  -  How Deep Is The Ocean  -  I Should Care  -  Indiana (Back Home Again)  -  Oh, Lady Be Good!  -  Perdido  -  Sophisticated Lady  -  Stompin' At The Savoy  -  Sweet Georgia Brown  -  Take The "A" Train  -  There Will Never Be Another You  -  These Foolish Things

Standards/Show Tunes/Ballads
  -  All The Things You Are  -  Body and Soul  -   Don't Blame Me  -  Embraceable You  -  Georgia On My Mind  -  How High The Moon  -  I Can't Get Started (With You)  -  I Cover The Waterfront  -  I'll Remember April  -  In A Sentimental Mood  -  Laura  -  Love For Sale  -  Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be)  -  Man I Love  -  My Funny Valentine  -  Night And Day  -  Prelude To A Kiss  -  Satin Doll  -  Star Dust  -  Summertime  -  Sweet Lorraine  -  Way You Look Tonight  -  What Is This Thing Called Love?  -  What's New?  -  Willow Weep For Me  -  Yesterdays  -  You Go To My Head

Bebop/Combo/Small Band (Post WWII)
  -  'Round Midnight  -  Lush Life  -  On Green Dolphin Street  -  Stella By Starlight  -  Tenderly

Latin/Afro-Cuban
  -  Agua de Beber (Water To Drink)  -  Black Orpheus  -  Blue Bossa  -  Caravan  -  Desafinado (Slightly Out of Tune)  -  Girl From Ipanema  -  Little Boat (OBarquino)  -  Night In Tunisia  -  Perfidia  -  Song For My Father  -  St Thomas  -  Triste

Soul Jazz/Smooth Jazz
  -  Linus And Lucy

Fusion


Traditionals & Spirituals
Children's Songs
  -  BINGO  -  If Your Happy And You Know It  -  Itsy Bitsy Spider  -  London Bridge  -  Michael Finnegan  -  Old McDonald  -  Pop Goes The Weasel  -  Row, Row, Row Your Boat  -  Skip To My Lou  -  There's A Hole In The Bucket  -  This Old Man  -  Three Blind Mice  -  Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

English/Irish/Scottish/Welsh
  -  Auld Lang Syne  -  Cockles And Mussels  -  Danny Boy  -  Deck The Halls  -  Greensleeves  -  He's A Jolly Good Fellow  -  Hey, Ho, Nobody Home  -   Sea Shanty

Caribbean
  -  Pay Me My Money Down

Christian
  -  Angels We Have Heard On High  -  Away In A Manger  -  Carol Of The Bells  -  First Noel  -  Go Tell It On The Mountain  -  God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen  -  Hark! The Hearld Angels Sing  -  I Saw Three Ships  -  It Came Upon A Midnight Clear  -  Joy To The World  -  Just A Closer Walk With Thee  -  Little Town of Bethlehem  -  O Come, All Ye Faithful  -  O Holy Night  -  Peace Like a River  -  Silent Night  -  We Three Kings Of Orient Are  -  What Child Is This

Christmas
  -  Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting)  -  Felice Navidad (Spanish)  -  Good King Wenceslas  -  Jingle Bells  -  Jolly Old St. Nicholas  -  O Christmas Tree (German)  -  Up On The Housetop  -  We Wish You A Merry Christmas

Classical
  -  Largo  -  Minuet In G  -  Ode To Joy

French
  -  Au Clair De La Lune  -  Frťre Jacques

Jewish
  -  Kukuriku  -  O Come, O Come Immanuel  -  Shalom Chaverim

Russian
  -  Dark Eyes

Spanish/Latin/Mexican
  -  La Bamba

Swedish
  -  Dear Old Stockholm


World Class Bassists/Bands

Abe Laboriel Sr  -  Adam Nitti  -  Alain Caron  -  Alphonso Johnson  -  Anders Jormin  -  Andy Fraser/Free  -  Andy West/Dixie Dregs  -  Anthony Cox  -  Anthony Jackson  -  Aston "Family Man" Barrett/Bob Marley & The Wailers  -  Ben Allison  -  Ben Street  -  Bernard Edwards/Chic  -  Bernard Odum/James Brown  -  Berry Oakley/Allman Brothers  -  Bill Black/Elvis Presley  -  Bill "Buddha" Dickens  -  Bill Gould/Faith No More  -  Bill Wyman/Rolling Stones  -  Billy Cox/Jimi Hendrix  -  Billy Sheehan/Niacin/Mr Big/Steve Vai  -  Bob Babbitt/Funk Brothers  -  Bob Cranshaw  -  Bobby Sheehan/Blues Traveler  -  Bootsy Collins/James Brown/Funkadelic  -  Brian Bromberg  -  Bruce Thomas/Elvis Costello  -  Carol Kaye  -  Cecil McBee  -  Charles Mingus  -  Charles "Sweet" Sherrell/James Brown  -  Charlie Biddle  -  Charlie Haden  -  Charnett Moffett  -  Chris Squire/Yes  -  Chris Wood/MMW  -  Christian McBride  -  Chuck Rainey  -  Cliff Lee Burton/Metallica  -  Curtis Counce  -  Daryl Jones  -  Dave Carpenter  -  Dave Holland  -  Dave Hope/Kansas  -  Dave LaRue/Dixie Dregs  -  Dave Schools/Widespread Panic  -  David Dyson  -  David Ellefson/Megadeth  -  David Friesen  -  David Hungate/Toto  -  David Piltch  -  Dennis Irwin  -  Dominic Richards  -  Donald "Duck" Dunn/Booker T & the MGs  -  Doug Pinnick/King's X  -  Doug Wimbish/Living ColoŁr  -  Duff McKagen/Guns N Roses/Velvet Revolver  -  Eberhard Weber  -  Eddie Gomez  -  Edgar Meyer  -  Felix Pappalardi/Mountain  -  Flea/Red Hot Chili Peppers  -  Francisco Centeno  -  Frank Felix  -  Freddie Washington  -  Gary "Mani" Mounfield/Stone Roses  -  Gary Grainger  -  Gary Peacock  -  Gary Willis  -  Geddy Lee/Rush  -  Geezer Butler/Black Sabbath  -  George "Pops" Foster  -  George Mraz  -  George Porter Jr/Meters  -  Glen Cornick/Jethro Tull  -  Glen Moore/Oregon  -  Greg Lake/Emerson, Lake & Palmer  -  Henry Grimes  -  Jack Bruce/Cream  -  Jack Casady/Jefferson Airplane/Hot Tuna  -  Jaco Pastorius/Weather Report  -  James Genus  -  James Jamerson/Funk Brothers  -  Jeff Ament/Pearl Jam  -  Jeff Andrews  -  Jeff Berlin  -  Jerry Jemmott  -  Jimmy Blanton  -  Jimmy Garrison  -  Jimmy Haslip/Yellow Jackets  -  Jimmy Johnson  -  Joe Osborne  -  John Alderete/Racer X/Mars Volta  -  John Clayton  -  John Deacon/Queen  -  John Entwistle/Who  -  John Kirby  -  John Myung/Dream Theater  -  John Patitucci  -  John Paul Jones/Led Zeppelin  -  John Wetton/King Crimson  -  Joseph Patrick Moore  -  Kermit Driscoll  -  Larry Graham/Sly & the Family Stone  -  Larry Grenadier  -  Leo Lyons/Ten Years After  -  Les Claypool/Primus/C2B3  -  Lincoln Goines  -  Louis Johnson/Brothers Johnson  -  Louis Satterfield/Earth Wind & Fire  -  Marc Johnson  -  Marcus Miller  -  Mark Egan  -  Mark King/Level 42  -  Marshall Lytle/Bill Haley & the Comets  -  Matt Freeman/Rancid  -  Melvin Davis  -  Me'Shell NdegťOcello  -  Michael Lepond/Symphony X  -  Michael Manring/Attention Deficit  -  Mick Karn  -  Mike Gordon/Phish  -  Mike Rutherford/Genesis  -  Mike Watt/Minutemen  -  Milt "The Judge" Hinton  -  Miroslav Vitous  -  William "Monk" Montgomery  -  Nathan East/Eric Clapton  -  Nathan Watts/Stevie Wonder  -  Neils-Henning Orsted Pedersen  -  Oscar Pettiford  -  Oteil Burbridge/Allman Brothers  -  Palle Danielsson  -  Paul Chambers  -  Paul Jackson/Herbie Hancock & the Headhunters  -  Paul McCartney/Beatles  -  Pekka Pohjola  -  Percy Heath  -  Phil Chen/Faces/Rod Stewart  -  Phil Lesh/Grateful Dead  -  Phil Lynott/Thin Lizzy  -  Pino Palladino  -  Randy Coven/Steve Vai  -  Ray Brown  -  Ray Pohlman  -  Red Callender  -  Red Mitchell  -  Reggie Workman  -  Rex Brown/Pantera  -  Richard Bona  -  Richard Davis  -  Robert "Kool" Bell/Kool & the Gang  -  Robert Trujillo/Suicidal Tendencies/Metallica  -  Rocco Prestia/Tower Of Power  -  Roger Glover/Deep Purple  -  Ron Carter  -  Ronnie Wood/Faces/Jeff Beck/Rolling Stones  -  Ronnie Baker/MFSB  -  Rufus Reid  -  Ryan Martinie/Mudvayne  -  Scott Ambush/Spyro Gyra  -  Scott LaFaro  -  Slam Stewart  -  Stanley Clarke  -  Steve Bailey  -  Steve Harris/Iron Maiden  -  Steve Hunter  -  Steve Rodby  -  Steve Swallow  -  Stuart Hamm/Joe Satriani  -  T M Stevens  -  Thomas Miller/Symphony X  -  Tim Bogert/Vanilla Fudge  -  Tim Commerford/RATM/Audioslave  -  Timothy B Schmit/Eagles  -  Tom Hamilton/Aerosmith  -  Tom Kennedy  -  Tommy Cogbill  -  Tony Levin/King Crimson  -  Trey Gunn/King Crimson  -  Verdine White/Earth, Wind & Fire  -  Victor Wooten  -  Walter Booker  -  Walter Page  -  Will Lee  -  William Parker  -  Willie Dixon  -  Willie Weeks

       

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