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Make It Funky, Bass Edition

Make It Funky, Bass Edition

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Make It Funky, Bass Edition

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Make It Funky…

Make It Funky – Bass Edition is a celebratory investigation of the classic funk bass sounds and styles of the Funk Era, 1965-1980. You’ll uncover the techniques and styles of the funk-bass masters that made it all happen.

Topics include: finger-style, slap-bass styles, thumping, plucking, ghost notes, dead notes, the use of “blue notes,” funk tone sets, funk articulation, ostinato patterns, vamp improvisation and much more. This edition will develop your understanding and application of funk harmony; from chord to chord progressions, to double-stops, to single-note lines within a funk riff.

Make It Funky is an absolute must for any serious guitar or bass student that likes to groove. The complete rhythm section performance accompaniment CD includes every example in the styles of those who made them famous.

This fantastic collection features the styles of James Brown, Parliament, Funkadelic, The JB’s, Kool & The Gang, Prince, Tower Of Power, Sly & The Family Stone, The Meters, Larry Graham, The Average White Band, Rufus, Maceo Parker, The Bar-Kays, Zapp, Bernard Edwards of Chic, Ohio Players, Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers, The Brothers Johnson, The Fatback Band and other artists from the Funk Era.

Written in standard notation and TAB. 80 pages.

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