UBass Lesson 2 | Different music styles – lesson 1 – New Orleans Funk

Bourbon Street, New Orleans

Let’s try out some ”New Orleans”-inspired funk on the UBass! You can read more about what inspired this groove lesson here.

I’ve listened to a lot of funk with roots in New Orleans. I think that the ”rubbery” groove, that’s all over this style, makes me feel so good when I listen and play this music. It’s that really ”feel-good-wibe” that’s so cool! One of the most famous bands in this style is The Funky Meters (or Just The Meters as their name was when the started in the late 60’s. I’ve also listened to groups like Soulive, Lettuce and Dumpstaphunk…to name a few!

OK. The song is based on a groove played by one of my favourite drummers Adam Deitch (read more about him and why I choose this groove here).

I jammed quite a bit on the groove and decided to record one of the jams. After that I transcribed the bass part and started to add some guitar parts. Then I added a organ and a clavinet part. Finally I through in some vocals too! Hope you like it.

Stay tuned for more grooves (with other basses and other musicians on my other blog) based on the ”Deitch-groove”! Listen to this clip [@ 5:20] for more of Adam Deitch’s drumming on a Tama Starclassic Bubinga Drum Set!

Let me know if you want me to ”break down” some part of the bass parts to clarify how I play. I can make some new ”in-depth” movies if someone is interested!

Hopefully I’ll be able to go to New Orleans (for the first time) the next time I go to the US!

Now go ahead and play som funky music!

/magnus

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