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Watch the Funk Bass for Beginners online guitar lesson by Stu Hamm from Funk Bass for Beginners

Welcome to Funk Bass for Beginners! Here in this course, we are going to learn some of the basic tecniques you need to start playing funk bass. You will learn how to get a good solid tone by striking the string with your thumb, by plucking up on the strings to get that "popping" sound. We work on combining the two and then we will work on "finger funk" in the style of TOP bassist Rocco Prestia and Jaco. We'll also learn a few 'double stops" to add flavor to your funk! The best thing -- you'll play your way through this course. I've designed it to get you up to speed quick and I'll point out a lot of the pitfalls that beginners tend to get stuck in, and how to avoid them, when working on challenging funk techniques on bass. Let's get started!