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Funk Challenge – Slap Groove Breakdown!
#BASSNATION This lesson takes us back to SLAP BASS as I break down one of my popular slap grooves – Funk Challenge #3 slap bass line! I go over the line and rhythm in detail as well as show you some of the techniques I use to get some of the killer sound you heard in this groove!
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6 thoughts on “Funk Challenge – Slap Groove Breakdown!”
Hey Daric…How do you work on your timing? All your lines and fills are so crisp.
Good question John, even though I grew up playing with my brother who’s an amazing drummer I would still pratice with a metronome working on different rhythms and subdivision exercises, as if I was the drummer. That helped a lot with my timing. Especially because the drums and bass have to work together and are the heartbeat of most bands. Would love to show some of those exercises to you guys. They really helped me.
Hey Darin, I’ve been going to the quote back of the rack” on some of the lessons and what you did at 1:10 of this video jumped out at me. Wondering if you could perhaps do a lesson on what you did as well as the approach?
Hey Daric! I’ve been looking for the second part of this video you mentioned but I can’t find it, is there any way you could show me the link for it?
Daric, i had a many years where I wasn’t playing I had had a family and had not played with any bands for a long time and even on my own my base just stored away fast forward I bought a new fender jazz bass 75th anniversary and I’m noticing all of the different ways people are using their thumb plucking ex. yourself and Victor Wooten could you please put a video out with the various things you’ve see and do for us. Many are almost ghost type notes. Thank you. Thomas
Hey Thomas is there a specific technique you’re referring to? If so, it would be great if you can give me a reference to exactly which one you would like me to focus on. I cover majority of the techniques i use inside of the academy and also the “slap Bass” tutorials . Thanks that would help me out a lot