Bass Songs for Beginners – Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana –> This iconic song was released in 1991 launching Nirvana’s “Nevermind” towards becoming one of the top-selling albums of all time. The song embodies the spirit of the 1990’s and today is still one of the most recognizable and popular among people across generations. The bass line drives the song, clashing against Kurt Cobain’s guitar chords to create an intense punk rock discord. While the bass line can present difficulties, it’s easy enough for beginner bass players to learn. It’s a great song to help bassists develop the stamina needed for keeping accurate rhythm and timing over long stretches. Krist Novoselic (Nirvana Bassist) uses a pick, with the bass and treble elevated to produce more attack on his bass. The song is played in standard tuning – E, A, D, G.
Here’s a bass cover video of “Smells Like Teen Spirit” – courtesy of CoverSolutions. It includes play along tabs to help with ascertainment. A little work with this and you’ll have it down in no time. Have fun!
Bass Songs for Beginners – Smells Like Teen Spirit
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