Funk Guitar and Bass: Know the Players, Play the Music

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Hal Leonard Corporation, 2006 - Music - 150 pages
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(Book). Details the history of funk, then teaches guitarists and bassists lessons and exercises in the styles of the pros. All of the greats get their due, including James Brown, Sly Stone, Parliament/Funkadelic, Kool & the Gang, the Isley Brothers, Average White Band, Prince, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and others. The accompanying CD contains all of the musical examples, and a funk glossary lays out the lingo. Hardcover, with spiral binding.
 

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Contents

Introduction
6
A BRIEF HISTORY OF FUNK
15
James Jamerson
24
Booker T find The MGs
25
James Brown
27
Sly find The Family Stone
30
Jimi Hendrix
32
ParliamentFunkadelic Bootsys Rubber Band and The PFunk Allstars
33
Prince
69
Morris Day And The Time
72
The ClarkeDuke Project
73
Red Mot Chili Peppers
74
Primus and Les Claypool
75
Papa Grows Funk
77
King Sunny Ade
78
EQUIPMENT AND SOUND
80

Miles Davis
41
Herbie Hancock
42
The Ohio Players
44
The Meters
46
Tower Of Power
48
The Isley Brothers
49
Larry Graham and Graham Central Station
51
Curtis Mayfield
52
Stevie Wonder
53
Jeff Beck
55
The BarKays
56
Kool And The Gang
57
Earth Wind Fire
60
War
61
The Brothers Johnson
62
Robert Palmer
63
The Average White Band
64
Nile Rodgers
65
Rick James
68
Bass
81
GUITAR
84
Jimmy Nolen
91
New Orleans and The Meters
95
Nile Rodgers
105
Prince
108
Other guitar grooves
113
BASS
118
James Jamerson
121
James Brown bass grooves
124
Larry Graham
127
Meters bass grooves
129
PFunk bass grooves
131
Prince bass grooves
134
Red Hot Chili Peppers bass grooves
137
GUITAR AND BASS
138
CD track listing
148
BIBLIOGRAPHY
150
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