THE FUNK BASS

How to treat such a wide subject ?

This is perhaps this style that requires the most rhythmic skill , you must have an excellent sense of the sixteenth note and syncopation...

We will not talk here about the slap bass, which we can see a lot of instructional videos on a famous site hosting video clips on the Net.

I give just a few bass lines that train you with syncopation of sixteenth notes (funk bassist always thinks in sixteenth notes)

Note that the bass players, when playing a lot of syncopations , clap discreetly the beat , through the index and middle fingers of the right hand , during blanks (see videos of Marcus Miller , for example), this looks like the technique of a percussionist.