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This Is Funk 2
This one should appeal to all of you who liked the "This is Funk" lesson that I posted. The principle is much the same as the first. Take a simple funky lick, and see where it can take you. For both BEGINNERS and ADVANCED players
Funk/R&B · Advanced · 5930 Hits · 5.00/5 (10 ratings) · Last modified: 7/8/2009
 
Drifter
A little dark, a little funky.
Funk/R&B · Intermediate · 3158 Hits · 5.00/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 2/23/2005
 
Smooth Picking With Chords
Two basslines that over lap in G major. finger picking and chords. Sounds a little like RHCP. i wrote this one about 3 years a go.
Funk/R&B · Intermediate · 2029 Hits · 5.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 2/13/2008
 
Sweet And Sour
Sweet slaps on the low notes with those sour pops on the high notes - have fun
Funk/R&B · Beginner · 1717 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 7/9/2003
 
Slap City
This is a wikid slap tune i made up so please enjoy
Funk/R&B · Intermediate · 1701 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 8/31/2004
 
Slap/Hammeron Riff
This is a really cool slap riff that can repeat indefinitely and not be boring because there's enough to it. Plus, there's a lot of room for improv inside it.
Funk/R&B · Expert · 1557 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 8/24/2004
 
Funky Slap Line
Fun little slap line with a great groove, hard to make on this line builder, but youll get the idea.
Funk/R&B · Intermediate · 1388 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 11/1/2006
 
Slap Me
8. Slap Me (#22199)
by Matt West (25)
A bit of fun.
Funk/R&B · Intermediate · 1348 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 2/23/2007
 
Funky!!!!!!!!!Line!!!!!!!!!
A Litle funky line In Tempo 110!
Funk/R&B · Advanced · 1294 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 2/11/2009
 
RiffRaffSlapBack
This is a pretty straight-forward funk, slap line in "A". I put it in intermediate because of the change up high. I like it at 90, but to each his own
Funk/R&B · Intermediate · 1139 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 11/30/2005
 
As My Brother
Straight 16th's, Try and keep up.
Funk/R&B · Advanced · 1139 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 1/5/2006
 
Outro For Any Band
This is to be played at 120. I use this in my church band on Sunday's. Have your guitar(s) play the same thing you do and your keyboard player play whole notes against what you are doing. "Talk about sweet"!
Funk/R&B · Expert · 1140 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 7/6/2006
 
Thanks Mr. Caron
Wrote this right after watching Alain Caron on youtube
Funk/R&B · Intermediate · 1109 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 12/29/2007
 
Just A Little Thing I Tried
Put it on slap.. also, the timing is a little off, work it how you'd like..
Funk/R&B · Intermediate · 1075 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 3/7/2005
 
The Hightlighter
Lemon juice in my eye
Funk/R&B · Intermediate · 957 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 10/21/2006
 
A Little Funklet For Ya
Something I came up with in highschool. It should be on tempo 130. The Elec Pick sounds good.
Funk/R&B · Intermediate · 900 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 8/21/2007
 
Minor Variations
My first attempt at this. The idea is to help in improvisation by using the minor scale.
Funk/R&B · Intermediate · 813 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 10/7/2004
 
Pepper
Nice tune!
Funk/R&B · Intermediate · 7717 Hits · 4.94/5 (17 ratings) · Last modified: 9/29/2011
 
Syncopated Funk Blues
This is a rhythemicly complex lesson that i worked up.
Funk/R&B · Advanced · 3504 Hits · 4.92/5 (12 ratings) · Last modified: 7/11/2005
 
A Mixolydian / E Dorian Bass Groove
This groove is based off the (A) Mixolydian & (E) Dorian modes. It does display simplicity played with-in scales, but the groove is very catchy and it does open up possibilities to anyone that may what to beef it up a bit. Have Fun !!
Funk/R&B · Intermediate · 3679 Hits · 4.91/5 (11 ratings) · Last modified: 9/2/2005
 
Raphael Saadiq Grooves
Groove ideas in the style of Raphael Saadiq.
Funk/R&B · Intermediate · 7934 Hits · 4.91/5 (11 ratings) · Last modified: 2/15/2006
 
Funkin' Around
Funky rhythm utilizing off rhythms to create a new funk
Funk/R&B · Advanced · 7722 Hits · 4.91/5 (11 ratings) · Last modified: 9/2/2004
 
Bass Groove Of The Week #8
Fancy this fancy bass groove. It works best when you're staying on one chord (and when that chord is Dominant).
Funk/R&B · Intermediate · 5048 Hits · 4.91/5 (11 ratings) · Last modified: 5/2/2004
 
Slickflick
24. Slickflick (#21069)
by Rob Fish (713)
Good to play around with and make variations of this line
Funk/R&B · Intermediate · 4143 Hits · 4.91/5 (11 ratings) · Last modified: 8/14/2006
 
Play That Funky Music White Boy
Play that funky music white booooy
Funk/R&B · Intermediate · 3671 Hits · 4.90/5 (10 ratings) · Last modified: 8/9/2005
 
Cradle The Groove
I wrote this once, and it didn't save, so I had to rewrite it. I need to take a little more care with these lines when I write them...hence the title. Funk the groove, cradle the groove, do what you like with this one.... It's saved now
Funk/R&B · Advanced · 2526 Hits · 4.90/5 (10 ratings) · Last modified: 8/17/2007
 
Vamp In G
27. Vamp In G (#21190)
by Jeff Brown (190)
This is one I've been doing a while but finally put on paper. It sounds best on the fretless setting.
Funk/R&B · Intermediate · 1510 Hits · 4.90/5 (10 ratings) · Last modified: 7/14/2006
 
Funk Solo/Groove In G Minor
Here's a solo that works well in songs with three chord progressions with the root in G minor.
Funk/R&B · Advanced · 4306 Hits · 4.89/5 (9 ratings) · Last modified: 10/30/2005
 
Feel Me
29. Feel Me (#24736)
by Pat Wise (7539)
Rotate a different fill
Funk/R&B · Intermediate · 4475 Hits · 4.89/5 (9 ratings) · Last modified: 7/19/2011
 
Phat Shinanagin
Play this!
Funk/R&B · Intermediate · 3803 Hits · 4.89/5 (9 ratings) · Last modified: 5/24/2005
 
Ripe Funk #2
Wow. This is seriously probably twice as ripe as my last creation.
Funk/R&B · Intermediate · 2819 Hits · 4.89/5 (9 ratings) · Last modified: 3/21/2004
 
Easy Slap Lines
It was my first submission to activebass. Its easy and nice to listen,enjoy.... check and review it
Funk/R&B · Intermediate · 2533 Hits · 4.89/5 (9 ratings) · Last modified: 12/4/2005
 
16th Note Finger Fizzunk
16th note fun....
Funk/R&B · Advanced · 5495 Hits · 4.88/5 (17 ratings) · Last modified: 4/14/2004
 
Funkwish Groove
This is a line that I wrote to the groove and beat of Stevie Wonder's 'I Wish'
Funk/R&B · Intermediate · 3996 Hits · 4.88/5 (25 ratings) · Last modified: 1/17/2010
 
Play That FuNkY Music
Just feel the music (like Abraham Laboriel says) and play along with the tabs. You can change the style, tempo and how often you do it as much as you like.
Funk/R&B · Intermediate · 3130 Hits · 4.88/5 (8 ratings) · Last modified: 1/9/2001
 
Tap, Snap And Slap
This is a rather off beat slap line that uses lots of snaps from the g string, hammer ons, and ghost notes. It is a little more alternitave to some of my other funk likes, but is one of my fav's
Funk/R&B · Advanced · 2709 Hits · 4.88/5 (8 ratings) · Last modified: 7/28/2009
 
Pench
37. Pench (#1437)
by Wesley Pedigo (1438)
A good work out!!!
Funk/R&B · Beginner · 2448 Hits · 4.88/5 (8 ratings) · Last modified: 12/25/2000
 
Heres Some Real Funk
Some borrowed from DanR
Funk/R&B · Beginner · 2377 Hits · 4.88/5 (8 ratings) · Last modified: 3/19/2004
 
Premium Funk
Yall will love this tune.
Funk/R&B · Intermediate · 2039 Hits · 4.88/5 (8 ratings) · Last modified: 6/16/2004
 
Seriously Funky
More good stuff.
Funk/R&B · Advanced · 1865 Hits · 4.88/5 (8 ratings) · Last modified: 1/2/2005