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Finger style funk book?

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by coffee-sipper, Jan 1, 2004.

  1. coffee-sipper


    Jul 10, 2003
    Raleigh NC
    I am looking for a new book to learn some funk with. I'd like to focus more on finger-style funk and not too much on the slap/pop techniques. Any suggestions?

    The ones I am leaning towards (in order):

    Funk Bass (Bass Builders Series)
    by Jon Liebman

    Classic Funk and R&B Grooves for Bass
    by Josquin Des Pres

    Mel Bay's Complete Funk Bass Book
    by Mike Hiland
  2. ZonPlyr


    Apr 29, 2003
    Pasadena, CA
    Check out The Finger Funk Workbook Vol. 1 and 2 by Anthony Vitti also. You can get them at bassbooks.com for a nice price. There are some pretty cool lines in both of them.
  3. jonster


    Nov 12, 2008
    I recommend Jon Liebman's books!

    Seriously, thanks for the consideration.

    Jon Liebman
  4. Growler


    Sep 26, 2004
    Ah the funk....

    • Funk Bass Bible - Hal Leonard
    • The FunkMasters. The Great James Brown Rhythm Sections - Allan Slutsky and Chuck Silverman
    • Funk Bass (Bass Method)- Hal Leonard

    As a bonus, take the books down to Kinkos and have them re-bound with a spiral bound so they'll lay flat.