Funk Bass Lessons For Everyone
Funk bass is one of the most creative and quite frankly, fun styles of bass to play. Our friends over at TrueFire.com have put together some great course for all levels of bass players that are sure to keep your days and night funky!
Below are three of their funk bass courses that I would highly recommend.
Essentials | Funk Bass Grooves
For intermediate players, Essentials | Funk Bass Grooves is a great course to take your funk bass playing to the next level.
In the words of Stu himself:
“I’ll show you how to play ten different funk grooves, each one exploring different styles of funk. I’ll break down each one, including the techniques and fingerings you’ll need to know and then talk about how to make it groove with the rhythm section. Then, it’s up to you to play along with my favorite Bay Area Rhythm Section – John Mader on drums and Lorn Leber on guitar. You will indeed, learn how to ‘Bring da FUNK’!”
Essentials | Funk Bass Grooves Includes:
- 10 Charts (.pdf)
- 10 Jam Tracks (.mp3)
- 10 Tabs (.gp5 or .ptb)
- 1 hr, 27 mins of Video (.mp4)
If you are ready to take the funk to the next level, check out this course!
Funk Bass For Beginners
If you are just embarking on the amazing journey of funk bass, then this is the course for you. With more than 2 and a half hours of video content, you will learn the basics of funk bass, including techniques for slapping, popping and finger funk.
The techniques you learn in this video will be helpful for all styles that you play and will lay a great foundation for playing in a band with the included jam tracks.
”You’re going to learn all of the basic techniques that you’ll need to start playing funk bass. I’ll show you how to get a good solid tone by striking the string with your thumb, and by plucking up on the strings to get that “popping” sound. We’ll work on techniques that combine these two styles. Then we will work on “finger funk” in the style of top bassist Rocco and Jaco. We’ll also learn a few ‘double stops” to add flavor to your funk!” -Stu Hamm
Funk Bass for Beginners includes:
- 37 Charts (.pdf)
- 7 Jam Tracks (.mp3)
- 37 Tabs (.gp5 or .ptb)
- 2 hr, 34 mins of Video (.mp4)
50 Freekbass Licks You Must Know
INCLUDES 54 VIDEO LESSONS!
If you are already feeling pretty good about your technique and you can pop and slap without a problem, 50 Freekbass Licks You Must know will help push you to the next musical level and inspire your creativity. This is not for beginners, but instead a variety of licks to help diversify you bass toolbelt. With 54 video lessons this course also sits comfortably as a “seriousl bang for your buck”
“All aspects of bass playing are covered, with emphasis on melody, rhythm, and groove. Freekbass will also show you his take on single-thumb techniques, double-thumb techniques, other finger techniques, hard-mute bounces, trampoline thumb techniques, thumping and plucking, sock hops, struts, chromatic runs, hammer ons, pulloffs, percussive hand mutes, and much more” -TrueFire
50 Freekbass Licks You Must Know Includes:
- 54 Video Lessons
- 50 Charts (.pdf)
- 50 Jam Tracks (.mp3)
- 50 Tabs (.gp5 or .ptb)
- 4 hr, 33 mins of Video (.mp4)
Whether you are jsut starting to play funk, or have been funky for years, one of these three course will be right for you. The other cool thing is that you can either buy them individually or buy TrueFire’s annual plan and get all access to all of their courses for one low price ($19 a month or only $99 per year!). Click here to check out the all access plans.
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