Bass Transcriptions

Looking for free bass tabs? Sadly you’re in the wrong place.

This site features over 100 free, accurate bass transcriptions in standard notation.

These free bass transcriptions are provided for educational use only (click on the transcription title to view and download the pdf).

These have all been done for gigs/personal research or requests from private students. Most are note-for-note transcriptions of bass parts, some are chord charts and others are a combination of the two.

***DISCLAIMER: I am (sadly) not a robot, and as such there may be occasional errors in the transcriptions. If you notice something that isn’t right then please get in touch!***

A
Arctic Monkeys – Fluorescent Adolescent
Arctic Monkeys – I Bet That You Look Good…
Arctic Monkeys – Teddy Picker
Aretha Franklin – I Say A Little Prayer Youtube Playalong

B
Beyonceฬ – Deja Vu
Beatles – Help
Blink 182 – All the small things
Blink 182 – First Date
Bombay Bicycle Club – Always Like This

C
Cee Lo Green – Forget You
Chaka Khan – Our Love’s In Danger
Clash – I Fought The Law
Coldplay – In My Place
Coldplay – Yellow

D
D’Angelo – Send It On (live)
Dolly Parton – 9 to 5
Donny Hathaway – Love Love Love

E
Everything Everything – Cough Cough
Erykah Badu – Rimshot (Intro)

F
Fall Out Boy – Dance, Dance
Fall Out Boy – Sugar, We’re Goin Down
Fall Out Boy – This Ain t a Scene It s an Arms Race
Feeling – Never be Lonely
Fleetwood Mac – Don t Stop
Fontella Bass – Rescue Me
Foo Fighters – Best Of You
Foo Fighters – Learn To Fly
Foo Fighters – Times Like These
Frankie Valli – December 1963 (Oh What A Night!)
Franz Ferdinand – Take Me Out
Fratellis – Chelsea Dagger
Fray – How to Save a Life

G
Gary Numan – Music for Chameleons
Green Day – Longview
Green Day – Minority
Green Day – Warning

J
Jamiroquai – Runaway *UPDATED*
Jet – Are You Gonna Be My Girl

K
Kaiser Chiefs – I Predict a Riot
Killers – Mr Brightside
Kings Of Leon – Manhattan
Kings Of Leon – Revelry
Kings of Leon – Sex on Fire
Kings of Leon – Use Somebody
Kooks – Naive

L
Limp Bizkit – My Way
Limp Bizkit – Take a Look Around
Lionel Richie – All Night Long
Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sweet Home Alabama
Luther Vandross – She’s A Super Lady NEW!

M
Marcus Miller – 3 Deuces Solo
Martha Reeves – Dancing In The Street
Me’shell Ndegeocello – I’m Diggin’ You (Like an old soul record)
Me’shell Ndegeocello – Peace Beyond Passion (selected grooves)
Me’shell Ndegeocello – Shoot n Up And Gett n High
Michael jackson – Billie Jean
Michael Jackson – Thriller
Michael McDonald – I Keep Forgettin’
Muse – Hysteria
Muse – Muscle Museum
Muse – Supermassive Black Hole
Muse – Time Is Running Out
Mystery Jets – Hideaway
Mystery Jets – Young Love

O
Otis Redding – Dock of the Bay*UPDATED*

P
Paramore – Fences
Pat Metheny – Bright Size Life
Paul Simon – Graceland *UPDATED*Youtube Playalong
Police – Roxanne

Q
Queen – I Want to Break Free

R
Raconteurs – Steady As She Goes
Rage Against The Machine – Calm Like A Bomb
Rage Against The Machine – People Of The Sun
Razorlight – America
Razorlight – Golden Touch
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Around the World
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Can’t Stop
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Dani California
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Snow (Hey Oh)
Rihanna – Umbrella

S
Scouting For Girls – She’s So Lovely
Snow Patrol – You re All I Have
Stereophonics – Dakota
Strokes – Juicebox
Strokes – Reptilia

T
The Jam – Start
Tool – Forty Six and 2 (Intro)
Tool – The Pot
Tool – Vicarious

21 thoughts on “Bass Transcriptions

  1. Thanks so much for sharing your transcriptions. I stumbled upon you at basschat, liked what I read, saw “Forget You” which I like as a song and wondered about the bass. Came here and found “Dock of the Bay” too, which though simple I wanted to learn note for note. Made my day – thanks again.

    Incidentally what software do you use to write them?

  2. Great transcriptions. Many thanks for sharing them. I have been looking for ages for a notation transcription of hit me with your rhythm stick. Any chance?? Chris

  3. Hi Tom,
    Is it possible to get transcription of “Don’t sit down cause …” by Arctic monkeys, espacially the chorus, please ?

  4. Awesome site Tom. As a fellow bassist, you have motivated me to post my transcriptions. I assume since you (and I) are/would be giving them away that you are not worried about the copyright people. My charts are all for contemporary praise music. Ron Wright

    • Thanks Ron, glad you’re enjoying the site. Since everything here is free and designed to be used in an educational capacity I haven’t had any problems with copyright issues.

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