Funk Bass Techniques (Including The SHAKE)

Funk bass is all about precise playing and expressive techniques. In this lesson, I'll teach you a cool groove and how to embellish it using:

  1. Funk fingerstyle
  2. Fast hand shifting
  3. Hammer-ons
  4. Pull-offs.
  5. The 'shake'
  6. Slides
  7. Ghost Notes

The groove from this funk bass tutorial is from my Funk Bass course.

Scroll down for the free PDF and drum backing.

Funk Drum Backing (115BPM)

Funk Bass Groove/Scales PDF

If you liked that lesson then you might be interested in my book 100 Funk Grooves or comprehensive Funk Bass course.

Funk Bass Guitar Course

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