The Most Important Funky Rhythm You’ll Ever Learn

2017-11-02T15:17:48+00:00August 1st, 2015|Categories: Rhythm|6 Comments

This week I’m going to work on a really popular rhythm used in many popular basslines but that many people struggle to play.

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  1. Martin August 1, 2015 at 12:05 pm - Reply

    Hi Mark, Great lesson as always and explained so clearly. Wonderful. I would love if you could do a coarse on reading music and maybe some lessons on different rhythms as in demonstrating playing wise and notation bossa nova, salsa afro cuban and other rhythms. I think you are the guy who can do this effectively. Hopefully maybe some time in the near future.

  2. Carl Haw August 2, 2015 at 12:36 am - Reply

    Having trouble downloading lesson material

  3. daniel August 2, 2015 at 11:00 am - Reply

    please i would really like you to do a lesson on african bass styles. dats makossa, bikutsi,bolobo and others. u d best mark

  4. Norberto August 3, 2015 at 11:45 pm - Reply

    Hello Mark. I don’t speak English. do you have this course in Spanish or subtitulate. Norberto from Argentina

  5. Joe Couto June 23, 2016 at 12:44 am - Reply

    Excellent as usual…my suggestion (request) is to see if you can slow down the 16th note practice scales, triads, and arpeggios in the practice area. I am having a hard time starting 16th notes @ 100bpm and assume that many beginners are as well (I tried 60/65 bpm and that is about as fast as I can keep up with).

    Thank you,

  6. Nick September 20, 2016 at 11:27 am - Reply

    Thanks Mark, the thing that inspires me most about your teaching amd playing is your obvious enjoyment when you play even the most simple bass lines, its infectious. Love the improv on this one, its how I’d like to play.

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