Top 10 Easy Bass Riffs For Beginners

2017-12-29T14:32:34+00:00December 29th, 2017|Categories: Beginner Bass Lessons|5 Comments

This week I’ve got my top 10 easy bass riffs for beginner bass players. These bass riffs are all great for bass players just getting started on the bass guitar. I’ve tried to avoid any tricky rhythms or position shifts so they should all be fine for anyone new to the instrument.

Bass Riffs:

  1. In The Midnight Hour – Wilson Pickett
  2. Sunshine Of Your Love – Cream
  3. Theme From ‘Peter Gunn’ – Henry Mancini
  4. Lady Marmalade – Labelle
  5. Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana
  6. Iron Man – Black Sabbath
  7. Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes
  8. You Really Got Me – The Kinks
  9. All Day And All Of The Night – The Kinks
  10. Feel Good Inc. – Gorillaz


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  1. Markos Zouganelis January 24, 2018 at 9:59 pm - Reply

    What a beautiful work, beautiful website…
    Thanks again!

  2. Michael Hyde June 24, 2018 at 4:31 am - Reply

    Nicely done Sir! As a professional bagpiper I always admired a bassist. Finally got off my wallet and got one! The first lesson was brilliant and answered most of my questions right off so even a piper could understand! I’m really jazzed about this new endeavor. Thank you sincerely, Michael E. Hyde

  3. Donald Miller October 5, 2018 at 7:51 pm - Reply

    Totally agree with Markos and Michael.

  4. Tyrone Williams October 15, 2018 at 12:53 am - Reply

    I’m an absolute beginner and I’ve always wanted to learn the bass. You make it abosolutely simple to understand. Thx Mark

  5. lazarus January 13, 2019 at 1:03 am - Reply

    am jus confused pls jus bring it down to the lowest level i can understand as a beginner

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