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Bass Guitar Lesson – Funk Bass For Beginners

Legendary bassist Stu Hamm teaches the award winning “Funk Bass for Beginners” bass guitar lesson. He gives you all the tools you need to be comfortable playing funk style bass guitar. The full course is broken down into 7 sections and covers over 70 lessons. In the first section you’ll learn about warm-ups, stretching, thumb tone, syncopation, thumb bounce, and more. The second section is all about popping with your thumb. In the third section, you’ll tackle slides and double-stops. In the fourth section, Stu shows you how to play hammer-ons and paradiddles. The fifth section is dedicated to finger funk techniques. Tritone double-stops is focused on in the sixth section. And finally, in section seven, Stu shows you how to get the most out of open strings. All of the sections feature playalongs so you can immediately apply the new techniques in a musical context.

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Funk Bass for Beginners - Intro - Stu Hamm

Below is a list of all the lessons in the “Funk Bass for Beginners” course. Click here to gain access to all of these lessons!

SECTION 1

  1. Funk Bass for Beginners – Introduction
  2. SECTION 1: Funky Thumb – Overview
  3. Lesson 1: Warm-up & Stretching – Demonstration
  4. Lesson 2: Thumb Tone – Demonstration
  5. Open String Thumb Workout Practice Session: Demo
  6. Open String Thumb Workout Playalong: Slow
  7. Fretted Thumb Workout Practice Session: Demo
  8. Fretted Thumb Workout Playalong: Slow
  9. Lesson 3: Syncopation Demonstration
  10. Syncopated Thumb Workout Practice Session: Demo
  11. Syncopated Thumb Workout Playalong: Slow
  12. Lesson 4: Thumb Bounce Demonstration
  13. Thumb Bounce Workout Practice Session: Demo
  14. Thumb Bounce Workout Playalong: Slow
  15. Thumb Bounce Workout Playalong: Fast
  16. Lesson 5: Funky Thumb Jam Demonstration
  17. Funky Thumb Jam Playalong: Slow
  18. Funky Thumb Jam Playalong: With the Band

SECTION 2

  1. Funk Popping Overview
  2. Lesson 6: Popping Technique Demonstration
  3. Popping Workout Practice Session: Demo
  4. Popping Workout Playalong: Slow
  5. Popping Workout Playalong: Fast
  6. Lesson 7: Thumb & Popping Demonstration
  7. Thumb & Popping Workout Practice Session: Demo
  8. Thumb & Popping Workout Playalong: Slow
  9. Thumb & Popping Workout Playalong: Fast
  10. Lesson 8: Funk Pop Jam Demonstration
  11. Funk Pop Jam Playalong: Slow
  12. Funk Pop Jam Playalong: With the Band

SECTION 3

  1. SECTION 3: Slides & Double Stops Overview
  2. Lesson 9: Slides Demonstration
  3. Lesson 10: Double Stops Demonstration
  4. Slide & Double Stop Workout Practice Session: Demo
  5. Slide & Double Stop Workout Playalong: Slow
  6. Slide & Double Stop Workout Playalong: Fast
  7. Lesson 11: Give Away Funk Jam Demonstration
  8. Give Away Funk Jam Playalong: Slow
  9. Give Away Funk Jam Playalong: With the Band

SECTION 4

  1. Hammer-Ons & Paradiddles Overview
  2. Lesson 12: Hammer-Ons Demonstration
  3. Hammer-On Workout Practice Session: Demo
  4. Hammer-On Workout Playalong: Slow
  5. Hammer-On Workout Playalong: Fast
  6. Lesson 13: Paradiddles Demonstration
  7. Paradiddle Workout Practice Session: Demo
  8. Paradiddle Workout Playalong: Slow
  9. Paradiddle Workout Playalong: Fast
  10. Lesson 14: Hammerin’ Paradiddle Ditty Demonstration
  11. Hammerin’ Paradiddle Ditty Playalong: Slow
  12. Hammerin’ Paradiddle Ditty Playalong: Fast
  13. Hammerin’ Paradiddle Ditty Playalong: With the Band

SECTION 5

  1. Finger Funk Overview
  2. Lesson 15: Finger Funk Demonstration
  3. Finger Funk Workout Practice Session: Demo
  4. Finger Funk Workout Playalong: Slow
  5. Finger Funk Workout Playalong: Fast
  6. Lesson 16: Funky Finger Jam Demonstration
  7. Funky Finger Jam Playalong: Slow
  8. Funky Finger Jam Playalong: Fast
  9. Funky Finger Jam Playalong: With the Band

SECTION 6

  1. Tritone Doublestops Overview
  2. Lesson 17: Tritone Doublestops Demonstration
  3. Tritone Doublestops Workout Practice Session: Demo
  4. Tritone Doublestops Workout Playalong: Slow
  5. Lesson 18: Tritone Doubles Jam Demonstration
  6. Tritone Doublestops Jam Playalong: Slow
  7. Tritone Doublestops Jam Playalong: With the Band

SECTION 7

  1. Open Strings Overview
  2. Lesson 19: Open Strings Demonstration
  3. Open Strings Workout Practice Session: Demo
  4. Open Strings Workout Playalong: Slow
  5. Open Strings Workout Playalong: Fast
  6. Lesson 20: Open Strings Jam Demonstration
  7. Open Strings JamPlayalong: Slow
  8. Open Strings JamPlayalong: Fast
  9. Open Strings JamPlayalong: With the Band
  10. Funk Bass for Beginners Conclusion

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