Killer Funky Bass Riff (and how to build your own!)

2018-03-06T14:22:41+00:00August 31st, 2017|Categories: Bass Line Writing|7 Comments

In this lesson we’re going to look at a killer funky bass riff and then break it down to see what it’s made of and how we can apply those building blocks in our own basslines. The main concepts we’ll be covering are chord tones and chromatic approach

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  1. Brian Thompson September 1, 2017 at 4:36 pm - Reply

    Mark is moving the standard for Online Music Teaching up by several notches. This video is indicative of how he brings understanding of musical theory into practice in ways that change your approach to playing — forever. After learning from him, I see song/riff/hook constructions in an exciting and completely different context. Way to go, Mark !!

  2. Gary Riso September 11, 2017 at 8:26 pm - Reply

    Great practice lick Mark!

  3. Edwin Engelbrecht September 27, 2017 at 11:37 am - Reply

    Thanks Mark! what a great lesson. Got a much better and easier understanding how to use these chord tones and arpeggios with dom7

  4. Troy Tangeman November 9, 2017 at 10:27 pm - Reply

    Love this lesson!

  5. Brian Hays August 7, 2018 at 9:40 pm - Reply

    Better late than never! Great tid-bits Mark. Your the easiest teacher to learn from, for me anyway by far..
    Thanks a million for all the different styles you share and turning on my Theory lightbulb!!!

  6. Leo August 28, 2018 at 10:47 am - Reply

    Great lesson buddy, love them

  7. Scott November 7, 2018 at 2:07 am - Reply

    This lesson shed a lot of light on working your own riffs around the chord structure. Thanks Mark!

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