Fingerstyle funk speed and stamina

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  1. markjsmithbass

    markjsmithbass Supporting Member

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    Hi guys. Just released a quick exercise for getting your fingerpicking into shape for fast double notes in sixteenth note funk grooves al Rocco, Jaco etc.
    It's a basic groove with variations that you can play to a metronome. Starting speed is 90bpm and the target is 120bpm for prolonged periods.
    I know it's not the most creative of exercises but if you've ever had problems with keeping this grooves going for a long stretch of time on stage you'll know what I'm talking about.

    http://www.talkingbass.net/fingerstyle-funk/

    Hope it helps someone
    Mark
  2. lpbfender

    lpbfender

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    Really great lesson.. But slow down the voice part bait.
  3. Lownote38

    Lownote38

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    The key is to just relax. The more you do that, the longer you can play the faster 16th notes a la Rocco.
  4. StevieMac

    StevieMac

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    The speaking speed was fine for me but I couldn't seem to download the pdf.
  5. markjsmithbass

    markjsmithbass Supporting Member

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