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How To Play Funk Bass for Beginners!

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How To Play Funk Bass! DVD

In our newest instructional product for beginners, How To Play Funk Bass! DVD, former Guitar World Music Editor Matt Scharfglass teaches you the techniques and stylistic elements of classic motown, seventies soul and modern R&B Bass Playing - everything from Jamerson to Jaco! You'll learn:

  • How to use simple motifs to build and develop funky grooves
  • Smooth-Jazz style
  • Fingerstyle articulations, "Dead" Notes and Rakes
  • Slap-and-pop technique
  • Jumping octaves
  • Using chromatic notes and open-string "bounces"
  • Eighties "electro synth" bass
  • and much more!

Your Instructor, former Guitar World Music Editor Matt Scharfglass is an accomplished guitar and bass transcriber. Matt has had hundreds of his transcriptions published in Guitar World magazine and books by Warner Brothers, Music Sales and Hal Leonard. He is also the featured author-instructor of Guitar World's Play Rock Bass! DVD and has authored more than a dozen instructional bass and guitar books, including the popular You Can Do It...Play Bass! and... Play Guitar! series.

Matt has also performed around the country and internationally, playing virtually all types of music with a wide range of artists, including R&B with Ashford and Simpson, old-school swing with the Blue Saracens and gospel with Richard Hartley & Soul Resurrection. Matt appears on the original-cast recording of Evil Dead: The Musical and the Broadway Cares album Home for the Holidays. He also worked in countless theater pits and plays guitar up in the organ booth to crowds of 18,000 at Rangers home games at Madison Square Garden.   

This DVD includes a .pdf file with tabs.  To access the .pdf file insert the DVD into your computer.  Windows users should access the DVD drive through the 'Computer' folder on their task bar.  The DVD name will appear in the DVD drive of this folder.  Right click the DVD name and select Open to access the .pdf file with tabs.

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