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Beginning Funk Bass DVD

By Abraham Laboriel

By Abraham Laboriel. Instructional/Bass/DVD. Funk, Instruction, Jazz, Pop, R&B. DVD. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.320399).

Item Number: HL.320399

ISBN 0634065599. 5.25x7.5 inches. Featuring Abe Laboriel.

Beginning Funk Bass features Abe Laboriel, one of today's most talented session players and a Berklee College of Music graduate. Abe has performed with many popular musicians, including Herb Alpert, Lee Ritenour, Al Jarreau, George Benson and Quincy Jones, to name just a few. On this DVD, Abe presents 40 minutes of solid funk bass. He demonstrates thumping, slapping, snapping and popping. This DVD is not just for the beginner; in addition to the basics, Abe offers real insights into his own style and technique. He performs right-hand technique, funk rhythm, playing with a drummer, pentatonic scales, triads and more. This insightful DVD presents an essential foundation needed by every funk bass player. Includes a lesson book. 40 minutes.

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  • 5

    melbourne, Australia.
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  • April 20, 2007 GREAT STUFF!

    Very good funking skills and tips and more than happy to recommend it to anyone out there with a desire to improve on funk bass skills.

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  • 3

    E M
    San Francisco, CA
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  • May 15, 2004 What a bass can do

    This is good if you want to find out what a bass sounds like when played by a master. However, I don't think it is much of a teaching aid, since there are not a lot of exercises. Also, not all of his riffs, and none of his extended...

    solos are tabbed, so it is hard to study his riffs slowed down

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