Bass Songs for Beginners – Get Lucky – Daft Punk –> This song is a great example of taking a simple bass line and adding variation to give it a more complex sound. When learning this song, you should first learn the main notes, and then begin to add your own variation. The bassists for “Get Lucky” is Nathan East – one of the most accomplished bassists of all time. So don’t worry about playing it exactly the way he does. There is a tremendous amount of variation to the bass line – and I’m sure Nathan has probably never played it the same way twice!
The song is played in the key of B minor – view our “Minor Scales Fretboard Diagrams” to see all of the B minor scale notes. The bass line throughout the entire song is played using B, D, Gb, and E. As I mentioned above, work on playing the main notes and then add variations – accents, hammer-ons, fills, etc..
Here’s a tutorial video for “Get Lucky” courtesy of Center Stage Bass. He does a great job of explaining the foundation of the song (B minor scale) and how to add variation.
Here are the isolated bass and drums for “Get Lucky” to help with your ascertaiment:
Bass Songs for Beginners – Get Lucky – Daft Punk