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Watch the Greasy Funk online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Bass Guitar 6: Groove Lexicon

Greasy Funk - Bass Line #16 is a video guitar lesson presented by David Santos and is sourced from 50 Bass Grooves You MUST Know.


This line is a two measure phrase. It begins as a descending line that utilizes the minor pentatonic scale. There are many muted notes and a staccato touch that gives the line a very funky feeling. The downbeat of measure one is left empty for an eighth note. There is a slide that incorporates an octave and a high flatted seventh that is a funky thing to use as a fill to add interest on a one chord vamp. Concentrate on muting techniques of both hands.