There is something that I’ve noticed, which I think is very common among guitar players switching to bass - the lack of ghost (dead) notes! When thinking about it, those percussive, groovy ghost notes are really an integral part of bass playing, but rarely used on guitar as a technique or composing element (unless you are Ross Bolton). This is probably the main reason why guitarists just skip playing those when switching to bass. Of course, I could write an essay on troubles guitarists face when moving on to the bass, as there are really lots of stumble points involved - mostly related to the mindset needed for the bass.
I’ve compiled a list of top 5 songs every bass player that is getting started on the instrument should learn to play. These songs are definitely classics in different genres, relatively easy to play - yet fun! You can be a complete beginner a still work them out on the instrument. So, if you’ve been looking for a recommendation on which songs to learn on bass when starting out, I’m sharing my list. These are one of the first songs that got me going on the bass.