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Electric Bass Lessons: Funk Groove in E Minor - Intermediate

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[MUSIC]
Okay I
know most bass players like to play in the
key of E minor so here, now's your chance.
So this next song's in E minor, and it's
just a funk groove and you'll hear
the drums keeping a very steady, simple
four on the four, four on the floor beat.
So.
When I listen to that, I'm just gonna go
with it, keep some simple notes going.
[MUSIC]
Very simple,
short notes tight and the object of the
game is to make it feel good.
Again we talk about.
When we play bass, sometimes it's the
space between the notes
that's more important than the note
itself.
So try to practice, you know, leaving
space and
just making it feel as good as possible.
Get into it.
And just, and just groove.
So here you go.
[MUSIC]
Very simple.
[MUSIC]
Just leaving a lot of space.
[MUSIC]
Make it feel as good as possible.
[MUSIC]
Now it's your turn to play a little funk.
You get to play with great musicians,
Ricky Lawson on drums,
Tracy Carter on keyboards, and I want to
hear what you can do.
Just keep it simple, but funky.
And leave some space in there between the
notes.
Check out some of the other video
exchanges and
then let me hear what you got.
[MUSIC]
[MUSIC]
Just leaving a lot of space.
[MUSIC]
Make it feel as good as possible.
[MUSIC]