The ‘Mr Pink’ Slap Bass Riff (Mark King)

2017-10-26T15:55:56+00:00 October 13th, 2017|4 Comments

In this lesson we’re going to have a look at the main riff from the original studio recording of Mr Pink by Level 42. The original bass riff has both a slap bass line and a fingerstyle bass line so learning only one part can sound a little empty.

So… to help with this problem, I’ve created an amalgamation of both riffs that works as a good middle ground compromise! This riff uses only slap bass technique but incorporates a few of the fingerpicked lines here and there.

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4 Comments

  1. dave adams October 17, 2017 at 2:35 pm - Reply

    excellent mark have you ever explained how to play the bass riff from hot water level 42 this is something I have always wanted to master but never could

    cheers

    dave

  2. willie wright October 17, 2017 at 5:52 pm - Reply

    mr pink drum track is how fast?

  3. Jeremy October 29, 2017 at 6:46 pm - Reply

    I agree with Adam, the bass riff from hot water – level 42 would be something AMAZING to cover !! Your slap bass lessons are the best I’ve ever seen, you explain slowly, fast and you even breakdown the individual technical difficulties in the riffs!!!

    • Talkingbass-Mark October 31, 2017 at 8:40 am - Reply

      Have you checked out Hot Water in the Slap Bass Riffs section of the Practice Room?

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