Keep It Groovy: How To Play The Bass Line To Lady Marmalade

Today we’re keeping it groovy by learning the classic funk bass line to LaBelle’s “Lady Marmalade.”

It’s a simple part that perfectly outlines the harmony and creates a particularly memorable and easy-to-play bass line. If you’ve ever wondered how to create a groove just by using notes of an arpeggio in a creative way, this tune has you covered. Plus, we put the minor pentatonic scale to good use!

Enjoy and keep it groovy!

Ryan Madora is a professional bass player, author, and educator living in Nashville, TN. In addition to touring and session work, she teaches private lessons and masterclasses to students of all levels. Visit her website to learn more!

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