funk bass

Discussion in 'Tablature and Notation [BG]' started by wwbasser, Nov 16, 2002.

  1. anyone got some goos funk bass tabs? i can play all levels.
  2. yoshi


    Jul 12, 2002
    England, London
  3. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    All levels eh?

    "What is Hip" by Tower of Power.
  4. yoshi


    Jul 12, 2002
    England, London

    Talking fo tower of power, check out 'squib cakes', i recently found it (standard notation form) and that didnt take long at all to learn and is nifty sounding and provides a good work out. Ill try and find it online, and if you cant read standard notaion too well ill tab-it in my spare time if ya like ;)
  5. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Well for me, funk is all about a rhythmic feel or syncopation - subdividing the bar - and is something that doesn't get captured by tabs alone.

    Just playing the right notes but without that feel, is not funky! ;)
  6. baba

    baba Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2002
    3rd stone from the sun
    What Bruce said....the essence of funk will not be found in any tabs or musical notation. Listen and will come with time. Now for my standard recommendation: Go buy The Best of the Meters and start there.
  7. jazzbo


    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    Standing in the Shadows of Motown. Buy it, live it, be it.