Sharing experience for learning Funk Bass!

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  1. Hardcore311

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    Hi guys, I created this thread so we can share music, artists and education methods to help us in learning Funk Bass. All experiences are welcome! Thanks!

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    Olymoon MODERATOR Staff Member

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    As I said before, great inspiration and very good parts to learn can be found into
    Maceo Parker, Songs Like Shake Everything You've got, with Jerry Preston on Bass, Tatalia on guitar specially this version:





    or Basic Funk 101




    Nilse Landgren Funk Unit, Fred Wesley , Average White Band ...
     
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    Great recommendations, I'm listening!, Thanks!
    I Try to find the scores of Like Shake Everything You've got, but no luck!, I hope someone can share!

    This method is suitable for beginners and intermediates:
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    Guys, I hope someone else can share their experiences!
     
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    Olymoon MODERATOR Staff Member

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    I'll have a look at this Al Leonard Bass Method Funk Bass, thanks for the tip.
    I don't have the score for this song, and I'm almost sure it does not exist. I just learned to play it by ears. AS the bass is alone at the beginning it's quiet easy to have a good idea. Leaving the intro, take it from 0:27 to0:49 you got a good to loop to work on, even though the last 2 bars are a bit tricky.
     
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    @ Hardcore311,

    Well... do you want to learn 'Funk Bass' guitar, so carefully listen to the styles, personality and 'how-to-do' of the following 'legendary' Bass players (among others) :

    * Larry Graham
    * Marcus Miller


    These two Legends :bow: are true 'Slap Machines' :woot: , but not only ! :no:
     
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    Olymoon MODERATOR Staff Member

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    Yes these 2 are great bass players, even though we cant think funk bass is all about slapping. I mean too many people think this which is very limitating, that's why I like so much Jerry Preston's style , there is slap, it's modern but keep the roots in it.
     
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    Olymoon MODERATOR Staff Member

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    I wonder how could I play it without this... :rofl:

    Here is another version of Shake everything you got, played by Rodney Curtis on Bass, I really prefer Jerry Preston's playing, but it's interesting too:

     
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    Olymoon MODERATOR Staff Member

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    2 guys you all probably already know but just in case:
    Mark from Talking Bass net
    (he's got a great basic lesson for slap beginners)
    Code:
    http://youtu.be/0El9gJw-lrI?list=PLfxqaoSlqn_V6hqBoib10GxRX-Efmrkx9
    And Scott from Scott's Bass Lessons

    Both have YouTube channel with a lot of interesting free lessons.
     
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    A tutorial by one of my favorite bass players- Francis "Rocco" Prestia of Tower of Power fame. Essential finger-funk bass playing wizard. Someone say funk and instantly slap and pop comes to mind but I love finger-funk player like Rocco Prestia and Stuart Zender (ex- Jamiroqaui)



    OK time to get funking :grooves: :speaker: :headbang:
     
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  12. Hardcore311

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    Thanks for the tips, I have the main part :guitarhero: , it's quiet but has a good groove :disco: (Bass Tuning: Standard)
     
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    Excellent recommendations!
    Larry Graham is amazing!! :woot:
     
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    One word: Jamerson





    No funk without him.
     
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    thanks for creating this thread hardcore...i'm not a bass player, but the feeling i get, and i could be wrong, is that funk is a feeling..James Jamerson said he saw a large woman walking down the street with her bum swinging and that gave him the feeling for how a piece could go.
     
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    The idea was not mine, credit deserves another person! anyway, thank you Pronto!
    Thanks Howzit for James Jamerson and Notremid for Rocco Prestia/Jamiroqui :bow:


    Thanks for all recommendations!
    I hope to continue sharing their experiences with all users of this thread!
     
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    Good thread ! I'me not a bass player but very interested in funk bass lines and techniques so that I can try to program some in my daw...

    My contribution :

    Paul Jackson



    Jaco Pastorius



    or



    Luis Johnson



    ....

    :)
     
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    For me I play guitar as my main instrument but if I want to learn something on Bass I usually use youtube. So many great videos.
     
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    Olymoon MODERATOR Staff Member

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    Many person have ideas, what really count is who actually does it. :like:

    howzit

    Interesting video with graphical representation of the bass - thank you
     
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    I see Larry Graham quite often, but we never got a chance to speak. Recently the opportunity arose, and I got a chance to chat with him a little bit. I understand he's really talented but, what impressed me the most is how down to earth him and his wife were. Super cool, humble individuals!
     
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