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Review – Hal Leonard’s 10 Funk and Soul Music Songs Bass Along!

Hal Leonards 10 Funk and Soul Music Songs Bass Along

Review – Hal Leonard’s 10 Funk and Soul Music Songs Bass Along!

Fresh off the presses from Hal Leonard is the 10 Funk and Soul Music Songs Bass Along. Each song is outlined with the different sections such as intro, verse, chorus, and bridge. The notation and tab parts are created separately instead of the tab being below the notation as it is most times; I find this concept easier and less distracting.

The book gets into the heart of funk and soul with tunes from great artists such as Kool and the Gang, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and James Brown. It is great for the young bass player all the way to the advanced, as we never stop learning. The tunes are written as lead sheets as opposed to transcriptions and geared to give you a better feel with the groove.

The Funk and Soul Music Songs Bass Along also comes with a CD that has vocals, guitar, keys, bass, and drums for the full track, and an additional track with bass omitted.

Song/Artist list includes: 

  • Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers
  • Doo Wop (That Thing) – Lauryn Hill
  • Get Down On It – Kool and the Gang
  • Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose – James Brown
  • I Say A Little Prayer – Aretha Franklin
  • Lovely Day – Bill Withers
  • Son-Of-A-Preacher Man – Dusty Springfield
  • Unchain My Heart – Ray Charles
  • We Don’t Need Another Hero – Tina Turner
  • Yeah, Right – Dionne Bromfield

Check out Hal Leonard’s 10 Funk and Soul Music Songs Bass Along and get your funk on!

About Hal Leonard Corporation

Founded in 1947, Hal Leonard Corporation is the world’s largest music print publisher and digital content provider, producing songbooks, sheet music, educational publications, reference books, DVDs, tech products, magazines, eBooks, digital sheet music, apps and more. In its more than 200,000 available publications and products, the company represents many of the world’s best known and most respected publishers, artists, songwriters and arrangers. Hal Leonard is headquartered in Milwaukee, WI and also has domestic offices in Winona, MN; New York; and Nashville; and offices abroad in Australia, Belgium, China, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Visit online at


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