funky bass books

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by funkymonkey, Jul 27, 2003.

  1. funkymonkey


    Mar 21, 2002
    hey could anyone recommend me a good book with funky riffs/songs (bass) i can practice my ass off with? im looking for fingerpicking style and slapped music. the riffs should be for advanced players cus i want to start a excessive practicing episode in my bass career ;)
  2. i'll second the anthony vitti books, some of the most challenging reading i've come across. he's a great teacher...i had a hip hop bass lab with him last semester and i'm studying with him next semester.
  3. furiously funky

    furiously funky Guest

    Dec 28, 2002
    work your but of to either (or both) the essential jaco pastorious, or victor wootens new book.
    both are great, and you will lave LOTS to work on for a long time :)
  4. funkymonkey


    Mar 21, 2002
    2db/nightmarcher: thx, i heard of slapit, too and hope i can buy it from amazon cus i live in germany. ill check out the vitti books either but havent found them on amazon yet, perhaps i can get it from a musicstore
    furiously: yeah i already have a portrait of jaco (a solos collection) and its awesome heavy. its quite hard to play 16th throughout at a speed of 170bpm lolol ;). and i already know the victor wooten book. his stuff is great but he also taps alot and i cant tap :( ;)
  5. Standing in the Shadows of Motown (the book) has dozens of Jamerson transcriptions, which have funk beyond funk.
  6. funkymonkey


    Mar 21, 2002
    hey i ordered slap it from my music store now, but the vitti books neither are listed nor registered in german market :bawl:
    anyone knows how to get them in germany or do u know any other good teaching books for fingerpicking?
  7. yoshi


    Jul 12, 2002
    England, London
    70's disco and funk by josquin de pres (Hal leonard) - fingerstyle.

    For slap check out 'progressive slap' by stephan Richter (Hal Leonard).

    'A dictionary of bass grooves' by Sean Malone has some good funk stuff in the back aswell (Hal Leonard I think, check his site ).
  8. Adam Wright

    Adam Wright Supporting Member

    Jun 6, 2002
    Funk Fusion Bass by Jon Liebman is a great fingerstyle book and his slap book Funk Bass is also very good. The Anthony Vitti fingertsyle book is another good one.
  9. Tristan


    Jan 28, 2001
    Ottawa, Canada
    i love Slap It!
    awesome slap book.
  10. funkymonkey


    Mar 21, 2002
    hey guys what must i do, when i have to pay by 'money order' ??? :confused: :rolleyes:
  11. funkymonkey


    Mar 21, 2002
    hey i really want to buy that vitti books but i live in germany and i dont know how to pay them. everytime i ask them per mail how that money order works they keep on tellin me that i should pay per money order lol. can anybody help me please?

    edit: i hate germany! :mad:
  12. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Find out where the next American Express shop is. You can get an International Money Order there, but the fees are outrageous.

    Grüße aus Kölle!
  13. 20db pad

    20db pad

    Feb 11, 2003
    I been everywhere, man...
    None. At all.
    Here in the States, a money order is a note from the Post Office that can be turned in for cash with no problems. It can't bounce due to insufficirnt funds and the like. A bank draft is similar, and may be done in the currency of another country. You can also do American Express, but they'll be expensive.

    Either way, the seller doesn't have to deal with a personal check, which may not be always reliable as all business owners know.

    Germany ain't bad. All I remember is beer and girls from my visit there.;)
  14. funkymonkey


    Mar 21, 2002
    @ jmx (in german, sorry for others but i can express myself better then): hmm und wie mach ich des dann? krisch dann son wisch, den ich an die firma dort schicken muss. dass dumme is, ich muss irgendwelche nummern angeben bevor ich bestellen kann. krieg ich die auch? mann ist das verwirrend. wieviel kostet das ungefähr. kann ich das auch mit der bank (sparkasse) erledigen? oder post? wie kann ich mit kreditkarte zahlen, wenn ich von irgendwem sowas auftreib?

    @ 20db: quote: Germany ain't bad. All I remember is beer and girls from my visit there
    ->no problem, i just have to deal with a problem now that makes me veryveryveryveryveryveryveryveryveryveryveryvery, very angry :mad:
  15. 20db pad

    20db pad

    Feb 11, 2003
    I been everywhere, man...
    None. At all.