Top 5 Classic Disco Bass Riffs

2017-11-02T09:44:29+00:00November 18th, 2016|Categories: Songs & Repertoire|9 Comments

Here are 5 great bass riffs from the disco era. There are some obvious notable exceptions (like Blame It On The Boogie) but I’ve tried to use riffs that aren’t doubled with another instrument. These riffs are just pure bass!!

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  1. Tony Ashby November 19, 2016 at 10:14 am - Reply

    As always mark you put it across so even ican understand so thankyou. If it wasn’t for finding you my bass would still be collecting dust in the spare room like it has for last 10 years as I thought I would never be able to do it soon thanks again

  2. Rick Blanc November 19, 2016 at 7:42 pm - Reply

    Love your lessons Mark, thank you.

  3. Mark S Beretta November 21, 2016 at 9:25 pm - Reply

    Mark the song Good Times Chic I’m having a hard time keeping the A string quiet while playing the F sharp and G on the D string , kinda tricky.
    We need pictures of you with long blonde hair , I’d get a kick out of that.
    I too had long hair at age 25 driving my Good Times party vehicle van playing Pink Floyd on my stereo.
    I had a blast with that vehicle and my long brown hair.

  4. Randy Brown November 21, 2016 at 10:19 pm - Reply

    Don’t know if I am ever going to get this but, man Mark I like the way you teach and the great riffs. Done “Talking Bass Beginner’s course. I hope to move on to the next Basic Fundamentals Course when I feel I’m getting any better. Hope I learn this wonderful instrument. Just to show an old dog like me can learn new tricks and the Bass guitar. Thanks for all you resources and teaching

  5. Wayne Revoy November 23, 2016 at 7:41 pm - Reply

    Hi Mark
    Your lessons are as always informative and structured perfectly for beginners to advanced bass players. I have not found any other instructors out there with the fluent style and aprroach that you have. Your technique and playing angiliity is amazingly flawless.
    As always I look forward to the next lesson you produce. Thank you for your hard work and dedication to teaching.

  6. Panos Pap November 26, 2016 at 5:37 pm - Reply

    The best bass instructor out there – the BEST!

    • Randy Brown March 19, 2018 at 8:47 pm - Reply

      for sure

  7. doug collier December 4, 2016 at 8:48 pm - Reply

    Hi Mark! I find all your lessons very useful and your teaching technique adaptable for players of all levels. I particularly love the lessons that focus on a particular genre (Disco Riffs) or a specific technique (the cross hammer in the 5 advanced slap riffs). They are not only fun to play but very useful for groove/time practice (and we all do this with a metronome or the Practice Room drums tracks, right?), sound checks, testing out gear, etc. I make one Talking Bass lesson part of my daily practice routine.
    Keep up the great work, Mark, and Happy Holidays from the Colonies (Toronto, Canada).

  8. filippo toniello August 19, 2018 at 11:18 am - Reply

    great lesson, great teaching (and playing technique) even for me, i finally understood the riff of good times

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