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Funk and R&B Bass – At a Glance

Funk and R&B Bass – At a GlanceHal Leonard’s new At a Glance for bassists gets its latest edition with the release of Funk and R&B Bass.

As with all the titles in the series, Funk and R&B Bass pairs instructional DVD lessons with a supplemental book with TAB notation and details.

Funk and R&B Bass includes individualized study on topics including soul bass, basic slap and pop techniques, advanced slap and pop, and rhythm. The various topics offer information on tone and equipment, theory (scales, arpeggios), technique and approach, and topics on timing and space.

A key element to the methods include studying songs which fit the styles. Funk and R&B Bass features 20 song examples spanning all topics:

  1. Aeroplane
  2. Ain’t Too Proud To Beg
  3. Brick House
  4. Cissy Strut
  5. Fight The Power ‘Part 1’
  6. Higher Ground
  7. I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)
  8. I Heard It Through The Grapevine
  9. I Just Want To Celebrate
  10. I Want You Back
  11. I’ll Take You There
  12. Knock On Wood
  13. Le Freak
  14. Let’s Groove
  15. Love Games
  16. Pick Up The Pieces
  17. Soul Man
  18. Thank You (Falletinme Be Mice Elf Again)
  19. We Are Family
  20. You Can’t Hurry Love