20 Great and Famous Basslines to Play on Bass (Free Tab)


Download these instantly recognisable 20 basslines selected for you. From Marcus Miller to Pink Floyd or Toto, these basslines belong to a variety of different styles and use various techniques. Grab your bass!

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What you will find in this bundle

  • Chic – Le Freak C’est Chic
  • Donna Summer – Hot Stuff
  • James Brown – Get Up (I Fell Like Being) A Sex Machine
  • Lenny Kravitz – Fly Away
  • Marcus Miller – Run for Cover
  • Michael Jackson – Beat it
  • Pink Floyd – Money
  • Rage Against The Machine – Killing in the Name
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication
  • Rush – YYZ
  • Telephone – Ça (C’est Vraiment Toi)
  • The Beatles – Come Together
  • The Cure – Close to Me
  • The Doors – Riders on the Storm
  • The Steve Miller Band – The Joker
  • The White Stripes – Seven Nation Army
  • Tool – Schism
  • Toto – Don’t Chain My Heart
  • Tower Of Power – What is Hip?
  • Yes – Roundabout

These basslines are excerpts from the music scores available on www.mysongbook.com.

What are the techniques used in these extracts?

  • The staccato: This implies stopping the string from ringing. Lightly touching a string usually stops it. The note is therefore shortened. You can practice it with James Brown’s famous song “Get Up”.
  • Dead notes: You just need to release the pressure with your finger on the string but still keep your finger on it. Make sure not to press the string down onto the fingerboard. Then strike that string with your right-hand index or middle finger. The result is a non-pitched thud. The musical notation of a dead note, also called mute note, muffled string or silenced note is represented by an “x” on the staff or the tablature.
  • Accents: Accented notes are punctuated with a bit more emphasis than a ‘regularly’ played note. Simply impart a little bit more finger strength into a note to pop it out of the mix. Take a look at the song “Le Freak C’est Chic”.
  • Slap and Pop: Slap the string with your thumb. When performing the slap, you will use the bone part of your thumb to strike the strings. You can start by practicing Lenny Kravitz’s song “Fly Away” and then Marcus Miller’s “Run for Cover”. The pop is when you slide your finger underneath a string and “pull” it away from the fretboard – and when you let the string go, the string snaps back and strikes the fretboard, making a popping sound.
  • Slides/Glissando: The idea is that you are going to fret a note and then “slide” to another fret without taking the pressure off your finger as you move.

Feel free to leave comments about those basslines, or suggestions for upcoming packs of this kind.

Zen - 2018-05-07

Using GP6. The file shows up on the screen with the text lines stacked on top of each other. The tab is visible but will not play and the program crashes.

Thomas Duflos - 2018-05-16

Hi Zen, you can contact our support they will help you thanks: goo.gl/tq6163

jose rudesindo medina canul - 2018-04-06

me gusta mucho, exelente , muchas gracias

Bryan Duprey - 2018-04-02

File is password protected, unable to unzip

Thomas Duflos - 2018-04-02

Hi Bryan, the file is not protected, if you need help please contact our support thanks.

Ray Calleja - 2018-04-02


I have GP 6 . However I have a new Macbook Pro and would like to transfer the program to it. What are my options.


Thomas Duflos - 2018-04-03

Hi Ray, you can install Guitar Pro on your new laptop and enter your license. If you need further help you can contact our support here: http://bit.ly/GuitarProSupport
And if you need to download Guitar Pro 6 again please click here: http://bit.ly/DownloadGuitarPro6

Chris McNeil - 2018-04-01

They are not complete songs what is this crap?? this is a waste of space

Thomas Duflos - 2018-04-02

Hi Chris, you can get the complete tabs here: thanks https://www.mysongbook.com

william catellanos - 2018-04-01

quiero guitar pro 6 en español. gracias

Thomas Duflos - 2018-04-02

Hi William, Guitar Pro 7 is available in Spanish. Thanks

Andy weglewski - 2018-04-01

Always looking for good bass lines

Bob Rogan - 2018-04-01


thomas Garuccio - 2018-03-31

Just great

rubens eduardo monteiiro de toledo - 2018-03-31

grande publicação!

rubens eduardo monteiiro de toledo - 2018-03-31


Alphons - 2018-03-31

Like to load up

Richard Pyter - 2018-03-31

Please send the bass lines.

Thomas Duflos - 2018-04-02

Hi Richard, you can click on the links below the picture to download the files.

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