More Melodic Basslines??????

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Posted by Ted on June 21, 2000 at 12:41:05:

Hi, I started teaching myself to play a four string electric bass roughly six months ago. My musical background is not too much I was never able to learn the notes, etc. on other instruments, but since I have been playing bass my knowledge of notes and music in general have greatly improved. I am coming closer to achieving a level where I am comfortable and I have even joined a band. That's where the problem comes in, I play in a punk rock band and the basslines are very simple and repeat from start to finish in the songs, it sounds really good when we are together, but when I practice alone it is very dull and boring. A couple days ago the band wrote a new song that required a more complicated bassline where my fingers had to move all over the fretboard. After all those simple basslines this came as a real slap in the face, no matter how hard I tried I was not able to get a hang of it. I've been practicing the line, but I would like if someone could please show me a couple basslines with a greater melody or websites where they have tabs for such basslines. I would especially like to learn a couple blues licks. Well thanks for reading and helping me out, if you have any additional suggestions I would really appreciate it.

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