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Funky plucking tunes

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by BnG87, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. BnG87

    BnG87

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    What are some fun songs to develop finger funk with? I've checked out most of the staples (Jaco, TOP, etc) but I'm trying to put together a list of song names for myself and my students to work with. Particularly a consistent 16th pulse on the plucking hand, kind of like "What Is Hip". Any suggestions? Intermediate - expert level would be best.
    Thanks!:help::bassist:
  2. JimK

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    "Barbary Coast"- Jaco's tune from Black Market.

    Gary Willis ("Face First") & Paul Jackson ("Palm Grease", "Actual Proof") would be others with that style of finger funk.

    Back in the day, "Cut The Cake" by AWB was a good one for me...although it has more space than the consistent 1/16th note thing you're after.
  3. jallenbass

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    Cake - I Will Survive. Not 16ths but constant 8ths with some 16ths thrown in. A good intro to that style that's a little easier:

  4. BnG87

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    Thanks! I'll check those out!
  5. musomark

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    Francis Rocco of Tower of power.
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    Rhcp - parallel universe. 16th notes galore
  8. maturanesa

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    so much oil in the ground - Tower Of Power
  9. bass12

    bass12 Fueled by chocolate Supporting Member

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    "Talking Loud And Saying Something" by Incognito.
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    I think it might be a keyboard playing it, but the bassline to "Chameleon" by herbie hancock is very funky
  11. superfly8564

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    you say develop? Listen to Bootsy on "We want the Funk" Learn how to play it and then work on phrasing it properly. I like the Tower of Power and Mark King references. Another to try is "Come On, Come Over" by Weather Report.
  12. benc22341

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    I agree with Tower of Power tunes. I recently got Anthony Vitti's fingerfunk workout books. Some great exercises in there - lot of strange fingerings, tricky rhythms, etc. As an added bonus, no tabs - helps with reading.

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