Funk and R&B Bass – At a Glance
Jan 31 2014
The At a Glance series pairs an instructional DVD lesson taught by a professional guitarist with a supplemental book for a comprehensive learning experience. Each book/DVD features several lessons pertaining to one topic, and the hi-def DVD lessons feature on-screen music. The lessons are loaded with valuable tips and information, and popular song examples help to demonstrate the concepts in action.
The Soul Bass Style: The soul hits of the sixties and seventies had some of the most grooving bass lines of all. Players like James Jamerson, Donald “Duck” Dunn, Bob Babbitt, and others helped transform the bass from merely a background afterthought to a crucial part of the ensemble. This lesson explores the key elements of that style, includeing equipment, scales, arpeggios, and more.
Basic Slap and Pop Technique: Funk music practically wouldn’t exist without the slap bass. In this lesson, you’ll learn the two most important ingredients – the slap and the pop – providing you with a strong foundation on which to build.
Advanced Slap and Pop Technique: Continue your slap and pop journey here as you learn several other important factors in the sound, including slapped dead notes, dead popped notes, dead fret-hand slaps, and more.
The Rhythm is King: Whether it’s funk, R&B, or something in between, the rhythm is king! This lesson explores the common rhythms and critical timing concepts found in the classic bass lines of the genre. You’ll learn about downbeats, syncopation, leaving space, and more.
- Ain’t Too Proud To Beg
- Brick House
- Cissy Strut
- Fight The Power ‘Part 1’
- Higher Ground
- I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)
- I Heard It Through The Grapevine
- I Just Want To Celebrate
- I Want You Back
- I’ll Take You There
- Knock On Wood
- Le Freak
- Let’s Groove
- Love Games
- Pick Up The Pieces
- Soul Man
- Thank You (Falletinme Be Mice Elf Again)
- We Are Family
- You Can’t Hurry Love
Running time: 00:31:01
Video: MPEG Video, 720×480, 16:9, 8 000 Kbps, 29.970 fps
Audio: AC-3, 192 Kbps, 48.0 KHz, 2 ch
Booklet: Yes (PDF)
Size: 1.83 Gb