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Bassline to Funky Broadway (Wilson Pickett)

Discussion in 'Tablature and Notation [BG]' started by coffee-sipper, Feb 13, 2004.


  1. coffee-sipper

    coffee-sipper

    Jul 10, 2003
    Raleigh NC
    Does anyone know the bassline to Funky Broadway?

    Jaco plays it in Modern Electric bass and he does a solo of it in (I think) Montreal Jazz festival.
     
  2. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!

    I know it and I used to gig that tune constantly into Taj Mahal's 'Leaving trunk'.... ya wanna talk about funky transistion between tunes!?!

    Cogbill p-layed the bassline originally... pretty funky stuff.

    :bassist:
     
  3. coffee-sipper

    coffee-sipper

    Jul 10, 2003
    Raleigh NC
    Can you let me know how to play it? Is it from a blues scale?
     
  4. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    Have you tried the tab library? I'm not the best at describing the way to play riffs online/typewritten.

    I'll try...

    Ok you know The Theme to 'Peter Gunn' (in E), right? Cool. Now Slap just the beginning half of that riff on to the end of a G pentatonic (blues scale) riff, starting on the F and G on the D string and descending to the lower G on the E string, then start the PG... Rotate that...

    Geessh, I guess that wasn't the best way to explain.

    Get/d'load the tune and let your ears fill in the blanks. Rhythmically.
     
  5. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    Going by memory of what Jaco played in that video.
    IIRC, Jaco was playing the groove in "E".

    Rhythm-
    l-e&a2e&a3e&-4-&-l1-&-2-&-3-&-4-&-l
    l-EEEEEEEEDB-A-G-lE-E-G#-E-A-E-A#-B-l

    Probably not 100%...as if I ever play anything the right way anyway.
    Some performance notes-
    BAR_1
    I feel a 1/16th rest on Bar 1's BEAT 1...the groove begins on the "e of 1".
    The 1st 4 "E" notes are played at the 2nd fret/"D"-string
    The "D" is OPEN
    The "B" is at the 2nd fret/"A"-string
    The "A" is OPEN
    The "G" is at the 3rd fret/"E"-string

    BAR_2 is "The Peter Gunn Theme"(sorta). Straight 1/8th notes with a standard chromatic climb.
    "E" is OPEN
    "G#" is at the 4th fret/"E"-string
    "A" is at the 5th fret/"E"-string
    "A#" is at the 6th fret/"E"-string
    "B" is at the 7th fret/"E"-string
     
  6. coffee-sipper

    coffee-sipper

    Jul 10, 2003
    Raleigh NC
    I think I got it.

    Thanks

    Sorry I had to double post the question. I was desperate.
     
  7. coffee-sipper

    coffee-sipper

    Jul 10, 2003
    Raleigh NC

    Funk Broadway

    G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
    D|-222222220------|----------------|-222222220------|----------------|
    A|----------2-0---|----------------|----------2-0---|----------------|
    D|--------------3-|-0-0-4-0-5-0-6-7|--------------3-|-0-0-4-0-5-0-6-7|

     
  8. coffee-sipper

    coffee-sipper

    Jul 10, 2003
    Raleigh NC
    I think this is the way you say it is played. I need some practice but it sounds dead on and even looks like what Jaco plays in the video.

    I'll make sure tonight when I get ahold of my bass.

    The only possible alteration that might be on the last half of the riff (on the E string) :

    |-0-0-4-0-5-0-6-7|

    try

    |-0-0-2-0-3-0-5-3|

    Since I've seen the peter gunn theme (it's what the last half of the riff is like) tab exist in both of these ways (actually these, I think, are the closer versions from some of the other versions out there). I guess I need to try both and see what "sounds" better.\\

    I love this bass line - it's one of the classics.
     
  9. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    Cool. Like I said, "...going by memory".
    ;)
     
  10. Andrew Jones

    Andrew Jones Banned

    Feb 28, 2001
    Northampton Mass
    Hi


    I hear and play it very MAJOR (E) pentatonic (with a couple of blue notes)

    First Bar

    Start with 2 beats worth of 16th's on the E on your D string(jaco plays a D or D# first and hammers the next E)

    then( beat 3) 2 16th and a 8th E-D-B (first 2 notes on D third on A)

    then(beat4) 2 8ths A-B (open A to B on A string)


    Second Bar

    All 8ths

    E-E-G-E-G#-G#-B-C# (All E string except for last 2 notes wich are on the A string)



    Aj
     
  11. coffee-sipper

    coffee-sipper

    Jul 10, 2003
    Raleigh NC
    Yeah, I see what you mean. I've been busy trying to sell stuff to buy my kid a bunk bed and haven't gotten much bass time. I am sure the way I wrote it out is off. I'll go back and make some adjustments.

    Thanks