THE FUNK BASS FORMULA
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THE FUNK BASS FORMULA

LEARN FUNK BASS-LINES AND GET DOWN AND BOOGIE WITH THE BASS MASTERS...
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597 students enrolled
Created by Danny Merriman
Last updated 4/2020
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 16 articles
  • 32 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Groove to a funky beat
  • Recognise a funk bassline
  • Know about the origins of funk
  • Fingerstyle, slap bass
Requirements
  • students will need a basic understanding of the bass guitar
Description

LEARN TO MASTER FUNK ON THE BASS GUITAR!!

Are you overwhelmed with over complicated music books? Frustrated with confusing advert ridden carrot on the stick how to play the bass guitar videos? Getting nowhere fast?

That was me too...

My story

"I struggled to get motivated and commit basic bass principles to memory. Unable to find a user friendly way to learn the bass I ended up putting it in the cupboard and not playing it for weeks at a time. It took 5 teachers about a hundred books and years of frustration and money to get started playing the bass."

Hi,

My name is Danny Merriman, I've developed a simplified formula which uses step by step tutorials, which provides an exciting and engaging way to learn how to play Funk on the bass guitar. Each stage you will focus on easy to follow specific steps to master each key component throughout your learning experience.

You'll feel motivated and eager to learn as you progress through the course.

With 30 years of experience and my sincere willingness to help over 1500 students reach their goals, along with your willingness to succeed, you'll be happy you took a seat on the funk bass formula, rise up start playing some serious bass grooves.

With Over 1500 satisfied students and a no obligation 30 day money back guarantee, give the funk bass formula a try today.

It's all about the bass eh...

  • This course is about how to play funk bass guitar

materials included are

  • video instructor exercises
  • slides
  • docs

the course is ongoing as you can go back as many times as you like for practicing purposes

The course is structured into progressive sections

  • the basics
  • playing riffs
  • playing arrangements

Reasons to take this course are

  • to learn a specific bass technique
  • to improve bass playing
  • learn riffs
  • to understand funk
  • learn funk
Who this course is for:
  • the funk bass formula is meant for bass players with a general understanding of the bass technique
Course content
Expand all 42 lectures 48:50
+ THE FUNK BASS FORMULA
3 lectures 01:17

IN THE FUNK BASS FORMULA YOU WILL PLAY VARIOUS FUNK BASS-LINES AND ARRANGEMENTS SO THAT YOU CAN GET A BETTER FEEL FOR THIS INFECTIOUS STYLE OF BASS PLAYING.

Preview 01:02

In musical terms, funk refers to a style of aggressive urban vibe dance music driven by hard syncopated bass lines and a driving drumbeat accentuated by any number of instruments involved in rhythmic counter-play, all working and striving toward a “groove.”

Preview 00:10
+ The One...
2 lectures 00:00
  • FUNK STARTED WAY BACK WHEN JAMES BROWN DUG HIS FEET INTO HIS DANCE MOVES ON THE STREET AND DOWN WITH THE PREACHERS AT THE LOCAL GOSPEL CHURCHES TO BOOT...
Preview 00:00
+ Funk fingerstyle bass lines
8 lectures 08:31
Funky Fingers
00:00
Introduction
00:00

Simple finger-style bass line based on a one note rhythm.

Preview 01:43

70's based funk riff.

Preview 01:47

Octave pulls.

Exercise 3
01:33

Busy finger style bass riff.

Exercise 4
01:32
Exercise 5
01:56
Closing
00:00
+ Funk slap-bass style bass lines
8 lectures 07:13
The Slap Bass Style
00:00
Introduction
00:00
Example 1
00:57

One note simple slap groove.

Example 2
01:33

Slap riff using tenths.

Example 3
01:34

Octave run.

Example 4
01:34

Slap and hammer-on riff.

Example 5
01:35
closing
00:00
+ Funk arrangements(finger-style)
7 lectures 10:27

View and learn the funky finger-style riff arrangements.

Introduction
00:06

Funky 60's finger-style arrangement.

Example 2
02:06

12 bar arrangement using the root and octave notes.

Example 3
02:22

Vamping, octave and hammer-on arrangement.

Example 4
02:02

Funky turnaround arrangement.

Example 5
03:00
Closing
00:04
+ Funk arrangements(slap bass-style)
8 lectures 10:37

Above all, make it funky.  Don't overcomplicate it.  If it feels right, it's right.

Let the funk happen naturally.
00:00

View and learn the funky slap bass riff arrangements.

Introduction
00:07
Example 1
01:24

Slap bass arrangement using slides, tenths, and ghost notes.

Example 2
03:00

Fast slap bass arrangement.

Preview 01:55

This fast riff uses both hands to equally create a type of momentum.

Example 4
01:42

Funky slide octave pulls with added ghost notes.

Example 5
02:22
Closing
00:06
+ BONUS SECTION
5 lectures 09:29

An audio example of an instrumental song utilising slap bass.

Similar tunes can be heard everywhere in adverts, video games, tv shows and movies.

Example of an instrumental featuring slap bass.
01:55

This is a live example of a slap bass led piece of music played by my old band Whiteroom.

You'll notice that I'm also singing the lead melody and chorus line which was at first, very difficult to master.

After time it got easier by practicing the bass lines separate from the singing and also played at a slower rate at fist, then gradually speed up to the normal level.

Example of live slap bass
05:28