If you’re a bass player, you’ve probably been despairing about the lack of quality sheet music for your instrument. Here on Jellynote you’ll find everything from easy bass tabs to advanced bass solos. Our blog also provides you with guides on how to choose between an acoustic bass and an electric one, which Beatles song to start on if you are a beginner bassist and the right hand position to practice bass scales. Jellynote is the place where musicians find quality scores tailored to their needs. This page features a selection of scores hand-picked by our editorial team.
From The Beatles to Twenty One Pilots, these bass guitar scores cover a wide spectrum of the pop rock catalog - with a choice of either melodic or rhythmic tones. A great way to become familiar with the sound of your instrument, whether you're a beginner or intermediate.
With driving bass lines mixing Soul, Blues and Gospel, artists such as Bill Withers, The Jackson 5, The Supremes and Ben E. King embody what we now call the “Motown sound” of the 60s and 70s. Legendary bassists such as James Jamerson and Carole Kaye are behind the spirit of these great Soul & Funk standards. A sound universally recognized for its glorious melodies and killer hooks. You will find the scores of "Stand By Me" and "I Want You Back" faithful to the original recordings, with the warmth and liveliness that makes them so unique.
Salsa, a translation from Spanish meaning "charm" and "spicy", lives up to its name. This music with Afro-Cuban roots was popularized by Rubén Blades and Willie Colón and owes its prestige to its unique rhythmic basis - the clave. These songs will allow you to specialize in this music genre by initiating you to tumbao, a rhythmic motif emblematic of the Salsa and Latin Jazz repertoires.
Some of them are music teachers, others are composers or performers. Their love for bass is unconditional and they’re delighted to share their passion with you. Get to know them and find other music sheets you might like!
Hard rock, which includes a clever mix of progressive rock and heavy metal, is the most technical branch of rock you can play on the bass guitar. The rhythm is aggressive, catchy and even furious. Often performed with a plectrum (pick), these bass lines are played with a lot of passion and energy. You will find in this selection the best of Alice Cooper ("I never Cry", "Billion Dollar Babies"), the famous "Megalomania" from Black Sabbath and many other surprises!
At Jellynote, we offer instructional guides on how to play the bass guitar (and everything related) so don’t worry if you’re a complete beginner! Plus, if you’re looking for some inspiration, we’ve compiled lists of the best bass songs to learn (with accompanying sheet music!)
Desperate to master that one bass solo? We have both bass tabs and sheet music for hundreds of popular songs, so whatever your preferred method of playing, we can help. Want to learn how to read bass guitar sheet music? You can find our guide on how to do so on our blog!
We also have quite an impressive range of sheet music (though we say so ourselves), offering everything from Marilyn Manson to TLC (and everything in between), from easy bass tabs to more challenging songs. You’ll be playing like a pro bass player in no time!