Funk for Punks?

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by nickis thebest, Oct 3, 2001.

  1. nickis thebest

    nickis thebest Guest

    Aug 17, 2000
    bible belt, usa
    about 90% of the music i play is punk, but recently ive figured out some cool funk lines from people like the Commodores and War. i wanna learn some cool funk, but since most of what i play is punk, im not really a very good slapper, does anyone know some fairly easy but cool funk songs? becuase this funk stuff is catchy
  2. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    posted by: nickis thebest
    The music from my youth was much more than catchy, it is essential. You're on the right track. Don't study Flea, Les, or Ryeknow. Go to where they got it from. James Brown, Graham Central Station, The Brothers Johnson, etc. Keep studying the greats, and you'll be fine. There's a "Funk" thread on on here somewhere, check it out.
    BTW, if you want to learn a VERY easy funk song song, learn "Thank You For Lettin Me Be Mice Elf" by Sly and the Family Stone. It's also the first song to feature slapping on the electric bass. Larry Graham is a genius!:cool:
  3. Matthew West

    Matthew West Guest

    Sep 7, 2000
    Richmond, VA
    You could go with the best of both worlds and buy the first three Gang of Four records.