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Make It Funky * Bass Edition with CD

Explorations in the classic funk bass styles of the 60's and 70's

By Rod Goelz

Bass guitar
Explorations in the classic funk bass styles of the 60's and 70's. Composed by Rod Goelz. This edition: Paperback. Instructional. Funk. Method book and example CD. With Text Language: English. 80 pages. Published by Santorella Publications (SP.TS378).

Item Number: SP.TS378

ISBN 9781585606900.

Make It Funky - Bass Edition published by Santorella Publications is a celebratory investigation of the classic funk bass sounds and styles of the FUNK ERA (1965-1980). Within these 80 pages, 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 & application of funk harmony; from chord to chord progressions, to double-stops, to single-note lines within a funk riff.

Make It Funky written by Rod Goelz 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.

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  • 5

    Eric Fricke
    Portland, Oregon
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  • September 21, 2009 Excellent Overview

    This is an excellent book. It really showed me how to play a ton of the basic grooves from some of the funkiest bass players known to man. Has both tab and notes (I like having both) along with very stylish accompaniments for the samples in the book. A lot...

    of stuff covered and easy to follow. Overall a great book if you are into funk.

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