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Funk?

Discussion in 'Tablature and Notation [BG]' started by wezzland, Dec 10, 2003.


  1. wezzland

    wezzland

    Oct 19, 2002
    england
    Right i have been playing bass for about three years now and for some reason i have never really been able to find some proper up beat funk songs or lines to practice and play. Can any one send me in the right direction of some proper funk please!
     
  2. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Red Hot Chili Peppers, 311, Faith No More, Infectious Grooves.
     
  3. You're kidding, right?
     
  4. Finger Blister

    Finger Blister

    Jul 8, 2003
  5. Steve S

    Steve S

    Jul 26, 2000
    Listen to any James Brown songs.
     
  6. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Connecticut
    Two words - Mo Town.:bassist:
     
  7. P60J65

    P60J65

    Nov 11, 2003
    thats actually one word.
     
  8. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Just a word of warning - funk is all about a "rhythmic feel" -which is exactly what Tab doesn't show you! :meh:
     
  9. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Connecticut
    Was trying to be funny there (I guess I failed).
     
  10. P60J65

    P60J65

    Nov 11, 2003
    well i had a feeling you were, but i thought it was funnier to act as if you were serious. sorry
     
  11. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA

    Is that an anti tab comment I smell. :p


    Bruce makes a good point, in a sense. Tabs don't show rhythmic feel, BUT, he's not asking for original composition. He's looking for the tabs to a song that he can listen to and check out a tab to, so he doesn't need to know the feel, just where to place his fingers so he can play along, the recording provides the feel (end thread derailment)

    (on topic)

    Check out some recordings by Stevie Wonder, Sly and The Family Stone, The Meters, Jamariquoi (sp?), Parliament/Funkadellic, Bootsy Collins, Robert Randolph and The Family Band, etc. There are threads about funk recordings in recordings, do a search. Then just search for tabs for them.

    The bands that Figjam listed are funky, but they are more funk fused with rock/metal... which I dig more. :D
     
  12. Bayou_Brawler

    Bayou_Brawler The most hurtful thing ever realized

    Oct 23, 2003
    Ann Arbor, MI

    LOL!!!!
     
  13. Roger

    Roger

    Nov 5, 2003
    My favorite Funk Band is Tower of Power.
    btw. I'm searching for Tower of Power tabs, but especially sheets..
     
  14. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Connecticut
    All in good fun
     
  15. Master James Brown's (Bootsy Collin's) Sex Machine Part 1 and you will be STRAIGHT.

    it ain't as easy as it first seems. listen closely to everything that bootsy does.

    and oh yea... he was 15.
     
  16. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Bootsy = The Man.
     
  17. Bootsy = The Machine.
     
  18. The grand p-funk themselves...
    Parliament Funkadelic

    George Clinton

    Sly and the Family Stone

    Fishbone

    Wild Cherry
     
  19. heres a thread from a while back on modern funkers

    check out Robert Randolph and the family band very funky group with an old school kinda vibe