Make It Funky * Bass Edition published by Santorella Publications is a
celebratory investigation of the classic funk bass sounds and styles of the
FUNK ERA (1965-1980).
Within these 80 pages, you’ll uncover the techniques and
styles of the funk-bass masters that made it all happen.
Topics include: finger-style, slap-bass styles, thumping,
plucking, ghost notes, dead notes, the use of “blue notes,” funk tone sets,
funk articulation, ostinato patterns, vamp improvisation and much more.
This edition will develop your understanding & application of funk harmony;
from chord to chord progressions, to double-stops, to single-note lines within
a funk riff.
Make It Funky written by Rod Goelz is an absolute must for
any serious guitar or bass student that likes to groove. The complete rhythm
section performance accompaniment CD includes every example in the styles of
those who made them famous.
This fantastic collection features the styles of James
Brown, Parliament, Funkadelic, The JB’s, Kool &The Gang, Prince, Tower Of
Power, Sly &The Family Stone, The Meters, Larry Graham, The Average White
Band, Rufus, Maceo Parker, The Bar-Kays, Zapp, Bernard Edwards of Chic, Ohio
Players, Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers, The Brothers Johnson, The
Fatback Band and other artists from the “FUNK” era.
So as James Brown
would say, “Let’s Get Funky!”