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Good Funk Bass Book needed

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by MAJORdorMo, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. MAJORdorMo


    Aug 24, 2007
    I'm looking for a good funk book with NO tab.
    It should be intermediate level or so.
    I've been playing for around 7 months or so and I've really just been playing some old Metallica-era bands and some stuff out of The Real Book Bass Edition (illegal version) so that should give you an idea of my skill level.
  2. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    The Brains: FretNation.com
    the definitive funk bass book is "Funk Bass by john Leibman" (spelling may be off on the name)...

    If I remember it has tab... but buy a thick black marker and you can fix that.
  3. ryco


    Apr 24, 2005
    "Mel Bay's Complete Funk Bass Book" by Mike Hiland
  4. lowfreqman


    Aug 18, 2001
    behind a bass
    I like Anthony Vitti's books (http://www.anthonyvitti.com/home.html). These are a notch above the intermediate level, but they have some excellent grooves in them, along with suggested drum parts for each exercise, and samples of all the exersices on CD.
  5. hunta


    Dec 2, 2004
    Washington, DC
    +1. I love his fingerstyle funk books. Playing everything at tempo may be a bit above intermediate, but you can take the tempo down a few clicks and it's something you can accomplish.

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