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    Funk playing is the most fun on bass imho!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fz2016
    Funk playing is the most fun on bass imho!
    Joe Dart might agree with you.


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    RIP, Brother James!





    Play live . . Marinero

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    A modern take on funk:


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    And these girls and guys funkify like every song in pop history:

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    Hi,

    Erykah Badu - Annie don't wear no panties


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    Quote Originally Posted by balthazar
    Hi,

    Erykah Badu - Annie don't wear no panties


    Hi, B,
    Erykah makes my Funk list. Great voice and attitude. Play live . . . Marinero

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    Always loved this track w/ Erykah, Qtip and Roy Hargrove


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    Hello,

    The Bar-Kays - Son of Shaft
    Live at Wattstax


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fz2016
    Funk playing is the most fun on bass imho!
    Larry Grahm and Rocco Prestia!!!

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    Check out Dirty loops Cain Daniel Medley Forever Young from Berklee students for Outstanding New Talent!!!

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    I've been working on my funk rhythm chops. Fun stuff---gotta keep a loose wrist.

    Recently stumbled across this guy, Cory Wong. Killer rhythm chops. A "smooth" tune and then a killer right-hand demo




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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkRhodes
    I've been working on my funk rhythm chops. Fun stuff---gotta keep a loose wrist.

    Recently stumbled across this guy, Cory Wong. Killer rhythm chops. A "smooth" tune and then a killer right-hand demo



    Hi, M,
    You always provide great food for thought and conversation. So, Funk is a feel. Period. R@B is a feel. Period. Jazz is a feel. Period. I think you see I like to use periods. . . however, only so much can be taught. The rest is in what people used to call "Soul" as executed by your chops. I'm a firm believer in Soul in all forms of music. Rubenstein had it in Classical. Dexter in Jazz. Brother James in Funk/Soul. Al Green in R&B. Stevie Ray Vaughan in R&R. Willie Nelson in C@W. I really don't know that it can be taught. You have it or you don't! Play live . . . Marinero

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marinero
    Hi, M,
    You always provide great food for thought and conversation. So, Funk is a feel. Period. R@B is a feel. Period. Jazz is a feel. Period. I think you see I like to use periods. . . however, only so much can be taught. The rest is in what people used to call "Soul" as executed by your chops. I'm a firm believer in Soul in all forms of music. Rubenstein had it in Classical. Dexter in Jazz. Brother James in Funk/Soul. Al Green in R&B. Stevie Ray Vaughan in R&R. Willie Nelson in C@W. I really don't know that it can be taught. You have it or you don't! Play live . . . Marinero
    I agree that feel is crucial. Herb Ellis talked about that too (and rhythm) as being the most important thing, really. But as you say, it's hard to teach. Though it can be developed----not everyone who ends up playing well professionally started out with good time.

    And from the other perspective, I have read that piano players who often perform solo tend to become a little too loose with their timing. (May happen to guitarists too.)