While some knowledge of music theory is necessary, excellent bass lines can be. Learn how to play mustknow bass guitar grooves inspired by the genres greats. How to play funk bass yt089 bass guitar lessons online. Download the contents in pdf format add to my list. To make the approach of these 50 funk grooves easier, a preliminary chapter is entirely dedicated to the playing techniques plucking of course, but also slap, palm mute, ghost notes, shakes, double stops, pulloffs, hammerons, slides. Im pretty sure the pdf notation on page 2 is wrong. Listen to the uk dnb legends unranked list of the 41 best drum n bass songs ever. So this funk bass groove is build mostly from the notes of an a7 chord, as well as some notes from an a minor pentatonic scale. Blue bossa and we will interpret it in different latin styles. Bass tablature for the ocean ver 2 by led zeppelin. For all you jamerson aficionados out there if you do not own stevie wonders for once in my life lp, you have been missing out. Funk bass uses real funk songs to teach you the basics of grooving and soloing funk bass in the style of flea, victor wooten, marcus miller, rocco prestia, and many others. In this lesson were going to look at a killer funky bass riff and then break it down to see what its made of and how we can apply those building blocks in our own basslines.
The free funk bass loops, samples and sounds listed here have been kindly uploaded by other users. Jazz bass line construction thelonious monk institute of. Beginner to intermediate bass players who want to learn slap bass veteran bass teacher and berklee grad reveals a new super simple method for playing slap bass without expensive lessons, years of tedious practice, or even natural ability. The fundamentals of music are pitch and rhythm which are placed in a grid of five lines and four spaces called staff. Fingerstyle funk bass lines by softcover audio online.
This page features over 180 free bass transcriptions in standard notation. This is a 4minutetrack with my 16 favorite funk basslines. So please consider making a donation or by submitting your own transcriptions to the archive. The majority of the presentation will focus on walking bass lines in a 44 meter. I play them straight forward, without fills and variations, just to show some different styles of riffs.
Example of bass solo with elements of funk slap video funk slap examples in modern music genres. Make sure you put the root of the chord on the 1st and 3rd beats, then skip or leap to another chord. In this lesson, i will show you a simple funk bass line in e that can get you started exploring the rhythms of funk and how some bass lines can be formed. This method features 50 funk grooves for all bass players willing to have fun while practicing their instrument for hours. Well find them or write them ourselves after all, were bass players too.
Funk fusion bass bass builders series pdf free download. Also included in each lesson is a section for you to write out your own bass grooves. Apr 01, 2015 this months transcription is uptown funk, with jamareo artis on bass. Jun 07, 20 for all you jamerson aficionados out there if you do not own stevie wonders for once in my life lp, you have been missing out. Fingerstyle funk bass lines by softcover audio online sheet. If youre looking for bass tabs, then click here these free bass transcriptions are provided for educational use only click on the transcription title to view and download the pdf. Singing about good things and the sun that lights the day i. Ive downloaded the nbass project but im unable to get it executed on my system please resolve the issue of missing dll reference to file base.
The best place to start creating a simple funk bass line, using the 16th note. How to play funk for beginners bass tab text bass tab by. Jazz bass line construction thelonious monk institute of jazz online jazz handbook welcome to the bass chapter of the thelonious monk institute of jazzs online jazz handbook. Apr 03, 2010 lesson on how to play this simple funk bass line. I had this book for a number of years and was initially disappointed. For educational and personal use only not to be sold but please share. If you arent comfortable slappingpopping, just pluck the strings sounds good either way you do it. The bassline construction method explored here uses chord tones, approach notes and basic reharmonization. Take your bass playing to the next level with fingerstyle funk bass lines. These are all funky classics from a similar era, that i have regularly played. Learn this killer funky bass riff then build your own. That is one reason his execution of faster lines is unique in sound and feel.
James jamerson from jazz bassist to popular music icon. Learn ten amazing bass lines new video from gregs bass shed. How to play funk for beginners bass tab by bass lessons text bass tab. Iirc i originally heard this from scotts bass lessons. David bruce has a growing reputation as a composer, with commissions from carnegie hall, the san diego symphony and the royal opera house, london. Tips for writing funky bass lines discussion in general instruction bg started by v1paul, may, 2009. Rio funk sheet music marcus miller bass guitar tab. Funk bass transcriptions of bootsy collins transcriptions of basslines by other james brown bassists such as tim drummond, charles sherrell, and bernard odum bass transcriptions of billy cox, the funky bassist with jimi hendrix on dolly dagger and izabella. If you use any of these funk bass loops please leave your comments. The symbol of the bass clef is derived from the old german way of writing f. Make sure you download the pdf and the drumbeat below. Bass transcriptions of billy cox, the funky bassist with jimi hendrix on dolly dagger and izabella. By the end of this book you will have the information you need to play good, functional, straight ahead bass lines.
Each track off the album references a certain genre and period of music, in this case its funk via prince and the minneapolis. Bass guitar samples live funk bass loops wav download. Recent transcriptions are highlighted in orange, and new transcriptions are highlighted in green. Funk is a much more rhythmic than melodic oriented style, and just playing staccato and putting some rests in there can funk it. The bass lines in the section are for you to learn, memorize, and play in a real live playing situation. Walking bass line theory basicspart 1by chris fitzgerald. From jazz bassist to popular music icon by joshua andrew zarbo, b. How to efficiently and wisely develop a bass guitar solo. Bass lessons easy funk basslines bass tab this tab is real beginner material so dont bitch at me if you find it too easy.
It is taken from mark ronsons uptown special album 2015. Perfect for anyone who produces soul, funk, funky house, french style electrohouse and pop, these bass guitar loops and samples add a real live funked up vibe to any music production. Uptown funk bass transcription bass musician magazine. Uptown funk bass transcription bass musician magazine, the. Uptown funk this months transcription is uptown funk, with jamareo artis on bass. As you work with one finger only, you will discover the importance of raking across the strings. Slap bass is the percussive funk bass style that first gained popularity with larry graham in. The goal is not to become a specialist in latin basslines, but simply to learn a few, those that most of you may have to play. Learn how to apply the c natural minor and pentatonic scale to create a pop funk bass line. Approach notes usually occur on the beat before a target note. Its broad appeal is due in part to the fact that it teaches so many of the foundational skills for different genres of music. Click here to download the free how to play funk bass pdf.
Each lesson contains several practice exercises, a funk song using the lines, and playalong tracks on the accompanying audio. In this article, we will give you some easy bass slap lines to. There are some specific, common, motions in jamersons licks that. He also happens to run red balloon technology ltd, the company behind. The two dots on the right of the bass clef symbol surround the line on which f pitch is written. How to create interesting bass lines for the orchestra or small groups in funk slap style. Enjoy an unrivalled sheet music experience for ipadsheet music viewer, score library and music store all in one app.
This months transcription is uptown funk, with jamareo artis on bass. In this bookcd pack, bass legend ron carter illustrates step by step the basic concepts of creating bass lines. Welcome to big bass tabs, the fast growing website with free and accurate bass tablature of all your favorite artists of every genre and era and new bass tabs every day couldnt find what youre looking for. I love jazz but am aiming to be more of a rockish bass player. When it comes to drum and bass, it doesnt get more iconic than andy c. The function of a bass player in the jazz combo is to work with the piano player and drummer to provide both a harmonic and rhythmic stability for the tune. Ed sheeran, passenger, john legend, pharrell williams, avicii and more. From the funkiest bass grooves to the most lyrical bass solos, from the 50s up until 2020. The 50 walking basslines comprised in this coursebook are aimed at bassists, at double bassists and first and foremost at the jazz enthusiasts among them.
Funk bass guitar playing is one of the most popular styles of bass guitar playing. Jazz bass line construction thelonious monk institute of jazz. By ben gibson funk the purpose of playing funk on a bass is the to be the backbone of the band. I have been getting better at doing jazz walking bass lines in autumn leaves, but still feel like i havent mastered yet. For beginning bass lines, the root of the chord is the most common target note. To explain, im a guitarist for many years but new to bass. They will most certainly experience a whole heap of pleasure with the playing materials provided here.
Read the loops section of the help area and our terms and conditions for more information on how you can use the loops. These blues bass lines are like having a one chorus lick that you can rely on to always sound good when you play it. How to create bass lines 3 5 if you have the same chord for two measures you can use step 2 or 3 for the. Performers, teachers, students, garagejam players, fans of live music getting together is part of what we do. Building bass lines basic funk center stage bass academy. The bassment free bass guitar transcriptions in standard. If you want to learn slap bass, the easiest way to learn is to try out some simple grooves that will allow you to get a feel for the playing style. In this article, we will give you some easy bass slap lines to learn so that you can start off learning funk the fun way. Singin to an ocean, i can hear the oceans roll play for free, play for me and play a whole lot more, more. Pop funk bass line in c natural minor learn this bass line.
For this, we will consider a very played tune in jam sessions not the most beautiful piece of latin music in my opinion. The funks were little wonders music tutors and some of the hippest tracks they ever cut were on his mid to late 60s records. Use these lines to get you going the right direction when you start playing a blues. How to play interesting bass lines in funk slap style. If you find it useful why not give a small donation to a charity of your choice. All loops and samples in the pack are available to download as 24 bit wav and apple loops formats with sampler instrument patches for kontakt, nnxt and exs24. More than 460 free transcriptions for bass and other instruments on basslessons. By understanding how it works, you will find that the information is transferable to other styles of bass playing. When i got it, i wanted to get straight into the funki skipped all the exercises at the beginning because i thought they were boring and went straight to the bass lines at the back which are excellent and worth the price of the book. So to start, heres the bass tablature for this riffand then ill break things down a little. No matter where it is, the roots are always in the same place.1289 1206 18 586 806 1497 1472 1349 548 716 452 1462 1343 1298 446 1468 984 706 813 1139 1239 716 603 440 892 1577 718 756 588 866 325 1433 1599 1206 715 627 430 99 1147 1475 588 77 940 879 200 235 1037