Level 42 – 43: Bassline Tab and Tutorial Lesson

2018-10-18T14:55:28+00:00March 25th, 2016|7 Comments

In this video I’m going to be showing you how to play the main riff from the tune 43 by Level 42. This is a classic Mark King slap riff and pretty tough to learn when you first try it.

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7 Comments

  1. Mark S Beretta March 25, 2016 at 11:50 pm - Reply

    Amazing , this kind of reminds me of Running for Cover which I never got the flamingo flare worked into , yet.
    Thanks Mark this sounds really good.

  2. Greg Hamilton April 11, 2016 at 10:32 pm - Reply

    Love Mark King’s Slap lines. Learning a lot. More please! 🙂

  3. Ray Sareth April 12, 2016 at 2:18 am - Reply

    this is a amazing lesson!

  4. Mark S Beretta April 13, 2016 at 6:46 pm - Reply

    Over a year ago I saw Mark Smith playing “Love Games” with Mr. King’s fretting hand slaps , I thought that was nice and sounded great. Today I have this style down well , left hand bangdown is what I call it.
    Good thing I started that a year ago and slap style in general because my right hand is curled up nerve damage from a rollover car accident I had when 23 , soon I will be 60. My index finger and ring finger clang together but I can still pluck my bass strings using a plastic finger separator that looks like brass knuckles leaving my thumb free to move about to slap.
    When your body tells you no find another way , slapping , muted ghost plucks , hammeron palm mutes.
    Machine gun triplet licks are killer once coordined into muscle memory.
    This lesson from Mark helped me very much , dont try typing with one hand.
    https://www.talkingbass.net/funky-slap-bass-fills-how-to-practice-them/

  5. Ray Sareth May 1, 2016 at 5:25 pm - Reply

    such a great lesson! love you and mark king!

  6. michael_squire January 24, 2017 at 7:20 pm - Reply

    Great lesson!! Complex rhythm, but your transcription helps to understand. Thank you so much. At 15:03 (measure 8) it should be “… is to use *three* ghost notes in there”.

    • michael_squire February 12, 2017 at 8:30 am - Reply

      Finally managed to play it. :)) Now I understand why you said *four*. Many many thanks once again!

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