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Funk Bass Solos
The first measure is the basic line that can be played over the chord Emin6. The line starts to build in measure three, throwing in small arpeggios of the Gmaj which is suggested on the last beat of the measure. The line builds more as it goes to straight arpegiation of the Emin6 chord throughout the measure, while still defining the root clearly. The Gmaj is no longer suggested on the last beat after the first 5 measures. As you will no doubt notice, the middle of the song has a half note, followed by a lick which is a run up the Emin6 scale. The second lick is the same scale, but played up one octave higher. Then after the two measures, it goes to playing straight half notes. First the E, or root of the chord, then the F#, or 2nd, and then the G, or flatted third (b3). This builds the feel, because after this, we go into straight 16th note arpeggiations of the Emin6 chord for the rest of the song.
How to Work Through the Solo
Start off by playing the main riff, practice it until you can play it at twice the speed of the records, or else there is no way that you can play the riff with extra arpeggios thrown in. Slow it down, take it one measure at a time, and learn all of the individual riffs. It is all played in the same key, so it isn't that hard to play the arpeggios once you have the proper scale memorized. The middle is pretty straightforward, and no explanation is due. For the end, you will want to slow it down, play at 50-60 beats per minute, then, after you have the riffs memorized, start turning the speed up and you will have it up to record speed faster than you think.