Motown Funk

by Bogdan Radovic

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  • Hello GMC!

    -In today's lesson we are going to learn how to play a Motown funk style of bass line. This lesson will cover the James Jamerson type of line that would be often heard in 60s early 70s records.

    -This lesson will help you get in the "motown" groove and you will also practice techniques like string muting and playing dead notes in order to construct a funky sounding groove.

    -This lesson is in the key of B major. All notes played will fit the B major scale.

    -Key: B

    -Tempo: 100 bpm

    -Time signature: 4/4

    -Tuning: standard

    -Difficulty: beginner/intermediate

    Equipment I used for getting this sound was: Am Fender Jazz Bass deluxe, equal mix of both pickups with added bass and middle on onboard preamp - then going to the nemesis (eden) amp with a 1x15" and flat eq there.

    Feel free to ask me any questions in the lesson's feedback and in my instructor board at the forum.

    Enjoy and I hope you'll have a lot of fun grooving in this one!

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