Lesson: Soul/Funk Fingerstyle Bass Groove

In this lesson, we’ll explore some fingerstyle soul/funk with a nice groove in A.

As with the previous lesson, I’m making use of open strings to achieve some fast note doubling (this time, A and D).

Follow along with the video and this transcription (PDF).

For the gear heads: I’m playing a Sandberg California TT MarloweDK Signature bass through a Boss JS-10 with a built-in drum loop. I use a “rock guitar” effects patch with some ambience to match the drums. All of this is recorded into a Zoom Q3HD (line-in).

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  1. That looks exactly like my Harmony bass.

  2. barry

    A lesson on how to be a generic bass player.