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  1. Maybe you could take a song you already play well in Rocksmith and try playing it outside of the game. Find the tab for your song (or tab it out by hand from watching it in Rocksmith), cue up the song on your music player and give it a go. Or if you want to get fancy there are several programs available that allow you to remove a certain part from an mp3 track (Riffstation and Anytune come to mind) so your guitar/bass part is the only one you'll hear. There's also tons of lessons on YouTube for learning specific songs (Marty Schwartz and Justin Sandercoe) and more general technique/genre lessons as well. sleepy
  2. Off the top of my head: Love That's Gone - La Sera (RS 2014 On-Disc) Neil Young - Heart of Gold Bob Dylan - Knockin' on Heaven's Door (RS 2014 On-Disc) Nora Jones - Don't Know Why Pink Panther Theme - (may be a bit above 'simple') The Spider and The Fly - Rolling Stones (RS 2012 On-Disc) Give Me One Reason - Tracy Chapman Led Zeppelin - You Shook Me (not exactly loungy, but it's a laid-back blues with a great groove) I'll have to check my list when I get home since I'm sure there are more. In addition to rock and blues, I too like a lot of the laid-back, loungy, unusual bass songs. sleepy
  3. Sweet, glad to see Them Crooked Vultures and Wolfmother in the list! m/ sleepy
  4. This is the best thread on this entire site...look at that list of blues songs! :shock: :eek: :wub: :D http://i.imgur.com/d55xjih.gif sleepy
  5. I would be very interested in seeing the guitar pro exercises you've mentioned in rocksmith, both guitar and bass if you have them. That would be great, thanks! sleepy
  6. I've just downloaded my first multitrack, but I'm a convert. I'll be downloading the multitrack version of any song (if available) from now on. Being able to hear myself (and only myself) while playing along in Rocksmith is invaluable. Also, @, that isolated bass on Rio is nuts! Who knew there was actually that much going on?! sleepy
  7. Interesting. I haven't experienced this one yet, but I'll keep an ear out for it. sleepy
  8. @@andrake Yep, thanks. It would also help if I'd fully read all the posts in the thread before commenting. :???: I plan to get printing working at some stage. Anders (Creator of RS Tab Explorer) also has tab export planned but is looking for help because he is doesn't have much time to work on this project at the moment. sleepy
  9. Yep! Printing is definitely on top of my list. Is there any way to make formal feature requests? sleepy
  10. Ha, yep...that's definitely quite different than a Dot! But hey, it sounds like you're happy, so that's all that matters...congrats! sleepy
  11. Just wanted to update my original post. About two weeks ago I found a tab online for a bass part I wanted to learn and while it wasn't overly difficult to read, I realized that spending more time in Rocksmith with the default configuration wasn't going to make reading tab any easier. So I switched to inverted view and have been playing that way ever since. It was definitely painful at first, but after a few sessions it fell into place and I'm back to where I was before the switch, and have even improved most of the scores I set before the switch. Ironically, I think having used the default view for a while before switching helped since it drilled the colors into my head. Immediately after switching I was able to 'play without thinking' so to speak by just looking for the red box and knowing it was my low E regardless of whether it was on the top or bottom. I will say that the switch has been a little easier on bass than it has on guitar, but my bass playing is better than my guitar playing to begin with, and I've spent more time on it lately so that's most likely the true cause. Also, the chord shapes in guitar tracks do look more intuitive in the default view (at least to me), so knowing the shapes outside of Rocksmith is definitely beneficial. tl;dr - I recently made the switch from the default view to inverted. It was easier on bass than guitar, but if I did it so can you! sleepy
  12. I have little experience with five string basses, but my Dad is a bassist and has been playing for 40+ years. He made the switch to five-string a few years back and says he'd never go back to four now. He likes it because the fifth string allows him to hit lower notes, play alternate tunings more easily, and stay in one position on the bass longer instead of travelling up and down the neck as much. He also likes not having to hit the open E string to get that low E note like you do on a four string. That might just be more of a benefit for him since he tries to never use an open string...says that fretted notes are easier to control and just sound better, but YMMV. sleepy
  13. I've got a few more that I've been playing lately: Red Hot Chili Peppers - The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under the Bridge Bob Marley - No Woman No Cry (Live version from Legend) Stevie Ray Vaughn - Pride and Joy Free - All Right Now Jet - Are You Gonna Be My Girl? The Rolling Stones - Start Me Up The Rolling Stones - Honky Tonk Women The Rolling Stones - Miss You Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon (The full album or the individual tracks) Pink Floyd - Dogs Pink Floyd - Pigs Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb sleepy
  14. I only have one bass and it's my first, (only been playing it for three months) so my views might be a little skewed. I picked up a used Squier VM Jaguar Special from Guitar Center and I love it. The combination of a P-bass split pickup in the neck and a Jazz pickup in the bridge position gives me a great range of different tones, as does the active boost circuit. Mine is a four string, but they do make a five string version. sleepy
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