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play the funky music

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Yvon, Dec 10, 2000.

  1. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    In the song play the funky music the bass player is hiting a C at the begining of the unison line instead of a E.
    What is that note?
    sharp 5?
    flat 13?
    not a mistake for sure it sound good and he do it all the time.
  2. there is a C in there?, hmm i never noticed i will have to listen to it again. a guitar player taught it to me and i have never played a C in there. are you talking about in the main riff? either way if the main riff is in E minor wouldn't the C just be the 6th of the scale?
  3. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    In that scale you would expect a 'B' and 'C' would usually be an "avoid" note. But it's probably just a chromatic passing note - you get a lot of these in bluesy things and even more in Jazz walking lines.

    You can always play passing notes on weak parts of the bar and they are what makes a lot of solos sound "Jazzy".
  4. furtim


    Dec 12, 1999
    Boston, MA, USA
    Or you could play JUST the avoid notes and sound out of key. And then you call it Avant Garde and get a record deal. =)

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