Easy Bass Songs for Beginners – Superfreak – Rick James –> This song was released in 1981 and became one of the most popular songs of the early 80’s. The bass line was also sampled by MC Hammer as a part of his song, “U Can’t Touch This” that was a hit in the early 90’s. The bass line is one of the most recognizable by people across generations.
This funky bass line was written and performed by Rick James. It’s a relatively easy bass line that would be great to learn for beginner bass players. The bass part is essentially the same throughout the song with a couple of slight variations. There are some challenging parts in the chorus and bridge with the use of octaves and chords. You can get some good practice with hammer-ons and slides as they are used throughout. It’s a really fun song to play and learn!
Here’s a bass cover lesson with play along tabs – courtesy of florainbass – Spend some time with this and you’ll have it down in no time. Have fun!
Bass Songs for Beginners – Superfreak