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post your favorite funk lines

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by apoodangle, Nov 26, 2003.

  1. i guess i'm kind of an intermediate to bass, i started 4 months ago but i'd been playing guitar for awhile so it was no huge leap. i'm pretty accurate with slapping, but hell i might as well take advantage of all yer collective wisdom... so what are some of your favorite slapping/funky lines? i'd like to expand my vocabulary a bit
  2. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Red Hot Chili Peppers - Aeroplane
  3. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Oooo, Aeroplane's a great tune! Might be a little rough if you haven't been slapping a lot for a while, but you should be ok with practice.

    I'd reccomend RHCP - Jungle Man as a good, easy first slapper tune.
  4. Sly and the Family Stone's "I Wanna Thank You" is the easiest slap line to learn. It's also a great way to get yourself into the funk mode.
  5. Brick House by the Commodores. or most things by Bootsy Collins. Tower of Power is good too.

    hey jrug do you know the chord progression to "I wanna thank you"?
    any help would be great. my band wants to do it for a tribute thing but we can't find a decent transcription. I don't have the time to do it now anyway.

    some help?


    Rockin' on the ROCK!
  6. DUH...


  7. If I remember right, the bass line remains the same all throughout the song. I'll give you a ghetto little transcription here.

    D EE e de (rest) D EE e d (slightly longer rest)

    Rinse and repeat as necessary.

    Captial letters represent thumb slaps on the A string and lower case are pops one octave higher. This won't help your band mates too much so they'll have to get their own forums.
  8. thanks man. thats what i got. the basic idea is E.

    keep the funk alive.

    rockin' on the ROCK
  9. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Commodores... Adam on Real World: Paris , his dad is in that band.
  10. Can't forget this funk powerhouse! [​IMG]
  11. tis a tough one but i'll get the hang of it eventually
  12. CkB_Cowboy


    Nov 30, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Car Wash - Rose Royce

    Stomp - The Brothers Johnson

    Forget Me Nots - Patrice Rushen

    there's a few fun lines for ya :)
  13. nugget77

    nugget77 Member

    Oct 24, 2003
    long island ny
    best funk bass line jaco pastorious come on come over..and a slow funk groove line has gotta be bootsy on we want the funk cAUSE its classic
  14. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    For The Love Of Money - The O'Jays

    AJ funkin' it up, with a pick no less. Easy to learn, but HARD to master.
  15. playbasstoday

    playbasstoday Guest

    Dec 5, 2003
    Lancs, Todmorden.
    Who is that playing:confused:
  16. playbasstoday

    playbasstoday Guest

    Dec 5, 2003
    Lancs, Todmorden.
    Higher ground is a good simple slap line to master by RHCP.
    But i must agree that Areoplane is my favorite.:bassist:
  17. nugget77

    nugget77 Member

    Oct 24, 2003
    long island ny
    a higher ground is a stevie wonder song/ majority of rhcp songs are covers that alotta people dont know bout..like yourself
  18. playbasstoday

    playbasstoday Guest

    Dec 5, 2003
    Lancs, Todmorden.
    Are you serious:bawl:

    Even the slap line:D
  19. nugget77

    nugget77 Member

    Oct 24, 2003
    long island ny
    no same exact bass line but flea throws some slap..but the song and lyrics are exact..i like the wonder version better..i like howq the chilli's did the ohio players roller coaster though
  20. Ben_P


    Oct 2, 2001
    Alberta, Canada
    Groove Collective - Lift Off
    Brand New Heavies - Put the funk back in it.
    Billy Cobham - Some Skunk Funk
    Average White Band - Grooving the Night Away.

    Those are my favorites.