Originally Posted by Joaquin
What are some good riffs to add to Chameleon.....I got to Funk it up!!!!!!
...have you considered "Wiggle Waggle"?
The 'bass figure' is not as iconic as "Chameleon"...more room to take liberties perhaps?
Last time I played "Chameleon" was in a bass-drums-guitar-sax 4-tet. I was "stuck" with the synth bass part
...I was supposed to take a "funky"/groove-related "solo" over the verse pattern, though. I don't solo...so that's all that was gonna come out of me anyway.
If you're thinking along those lines-
Keep the original groove going in your head while trying to play a 'funky' drum rhythm with your bass...don't blow your wad in the 1st 2-4 bars. Low strings can = the kick, higher strings can = the snare, etc.
FWIW, it's been eons, but I recall liking Maynard Ferguson's version, too. His "Spinning Wheel" version (in 3?) is also cool, IIRC.