Godsmack Bass Guitar Song Lesson Playlist

When it comes to powerhouse bands that have left a mark on rock music, Godsmack is a name that stands tall. With their raw energy, hard-hitting sound, and captivating performances, it’s no wonder the band has made a name for themselves. Since their inception in 1995, Godsmack has consistently pushed the boundaries of rock music, and have received the accolades to prove it. Not only were they crowned Rock Artist of the Year in 2001 by Billboard, but they were also nominated for two GRAMMY Awards in 2001 and 2006.

In this blog, we’ll be exploring some of the Godsmack songs you can learn on the bass guitar with JamPlay’s intuitive learning tools. Lucky for us at JamPlay, we partnered up with Godsmack bass player, Robbie Merrill to teach us how to play these songs note-for-note. Let’s dive right in!

“Awake” – Godsmack Song Lesson – JamPlay

Peaking at No. 1 on both Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Tracks and Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles, “Awake” is the first single from Godsmack’s 2000 album by the same name. One interesting fact about this track is that it was featured in 2000’s U.S. Navy recruiting ads that were voiced over by the actor, Keith David.

If you know how the song sound, you may have noticed the tuning sounds quite low. And, you’d be correct! Robbie Merrill is quoted saying his bass is tuned to a special drop C tuning. So, in order to play this, you’ll need to tune your bass’ bottom four strings to C, G, C, and G in descending order. Follow along with this demonstration by Godsmack bassist, Robbie Merrill, as he plays bass on the song, “Awake” in its entirety. For the full breakdown of the lesson, check out Robbie’s course on JamPlay!

“Keep Away” – Song Lesson – JamPlay

Godsmack’s 1999 single, “Keep Away” brought the band some preliminary recognition; it got them some of their most significant early radio airtime. It eventually peaked at No. 5 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Tracks and No. 31 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart.

In order to follow along with this bass guitar lesson for “Keep Away,” you’ll need to tune your bass to drop D. So, your bottom four strings should be tuned to D, A, D, and G in descending order. For the full lesson and breakdown from Robbie Merrill, check out his full course on JamPlay.

“Voodoo” – Godsmack Song Lesson – JamPlay

A theme song for the WWE wrestler and actor, Dave Bautista, “Voodoo” is an interesting track to say the least. Although released as a single, the album version of the song runs for over nine minutes. This is because, after the first four minutes and forty seconds, there are about two minutes of total silence before a hidden track entitled, “Witch Hunt” can be heard. The single version of this song was also featured in the MTV show, Fear.

This song is also played in drop D. Follow along with Godsmack bassist, Robbie Merrill as he demonstrates how to play “Voodoo” note-for-note on the bass. Get the full lesson with tab & notation on JamPlay.

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