Best Ever Funk Bassline! Glide Tutorial TAB & Notation

This video lesson contains one piece of advice that you can use for any bassline you find really difficult. Apart from that little gem, I take you step by step through one of the coolest funk slap lines ever written.

Glide was recorded in 1979 on Pleasure's Future Now album. I first heard it being played by Victor Wooten on his Live In America album (at 2 minutes 12 seconds on Pretty Little Lady).

There are some tricky slap lines in this song so it's best to follow the TAB along with the video (and original) to really make sure you nail it. I tried to get this transcription as close to the original as I could and I think I got pretty close...

Glide By Pleasure TAB & Notation

Glide By Pleasure Drum Beat Play Along

There are loads more basslines to learn here. You may want to check out another couple of funk masterpieces:

Learn The Everybody Dance Bass Guitar Riff (Bernard Edwards, CHIC)

Bass Line Breakdown; Forget Me Nots (Freddie Washington)

Make sure you sign up for the free weekly newsletter to keep informed on new lessons as well as hot news from the bass community. Fill in the box below.

 

I send 1 email every Sunday with free lessons, pro tips, gear, gig advice and more. Your details will not be passed on or shared with any other party. Privacy policy.

Funk Bass Guitar Course


If you get any value from my lessons and would like to help keep this site running and the weekly lessons flowing, click the button below for a small donation. Even something small really helps me cover running costs!

{"email":"Email address invalid","url":"Website address invalid","required":"Required field missing"}

The Bass Guitar Resource Book

I send out a newsletter every Sunday packed full of bass tips, news, and lessons, plus if you sign up you get my free Bass Guitar Resource Book. You can't find this anywhere else so don't miss this special offer!

>