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Bass Bits: Sweet Child O' Mine by Guns & Roses

Sweet Child O' Mine ...  yes Slash's guitar intro is universally recognizable but Duff McKagan's bass intro is just as recognizable in the bass world and arguably a rite of passage for any rock bassist.  It has melody.. higher register playing.. and that sweet chorus + Fender tone.  Enjoy

Bass Bits: Come On, Come Over

Here is the opening riff for Come On, Come Over by Jaco Pastorius & Bob Herzog, found on Jaco's first album. Keep those left hand fingers close to the fingerboard and do it as efficiently as possible.  Keep it tight, keep it groovy.   Make sure to channel your inner Jaco with your right hand.