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So I've been learning how to slap for the past two months and I've been playing mostly chili peppers stuff. So far I've learned can't stop, higher ground, aeroplane, get up and jump (still quite sloppy but I can do it full speed).

I want to try a funk song now but I've never been a fan of the genre so I don't even know where to begin. So recommend me a good beginner or intermediate funk song.
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So I've been learning how to slap for the past two months and I've been playing mostly chili peppers stuff. So far I've learned can't stop, higher ground, aeroplane, get up and jump (still quite sloppy but I can do it full speed).

I want to try a funk song now but I've never been a fan of the genre so I don't even know where to begin. So recommend me a good beginner or intermediate funk song.

That kinda contradicts the whole thread, as well as the songs you learnt to play.

However, if you're wanting to get into funk, look into the Chili's song Stone Cold Bush, as well as other stuff from their Mother's Milk album, Parliament stuff, and Sly And The Family Stone.
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Check out Graham Central Station and Sly and the Family Stone. Larry Graham, founder of slap bass was in both of those bands.

And there is a thread about on slap bass (Technique of the Month) written by Applehead, that if you use the search bar should be easily found. He listed out some great suggestions by Graham Central Station, Jamiroquai and others.
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true men dont kill coyotes
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some of my favs, cant go wrong with chilis
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its not too funky, but theres some killer basslines

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hump de bump

and so on, as well as what i've mentioned
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Some really good basslines on it though.
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If you don't mind the song being in a different language, check out this one.
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"Walk the Dinosaur" by Was Not Was.

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play that funky music by wild cherry...
w/o bass n drums, there wouldn't really be rock music.

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play that funky music by wild cherry...

I could be wrong, but I didn't think that was slapped. I thought it was Phinger Phunk
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^+1 but I don't know if it's supposed to be slapped I still do though.....
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Sgt. Baker by Primus

nice but of Slap/Strum

Funk rock thing without resorting to Chilis

everyone seems to resort to Chilis

and yeah, Play that Funky Music

I play with fingers

but Im no Funkasaurus
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It's not supposed to be a slap song, but it sounds awesome as one:


"Killing in the Name of"-Rage Against the Machine

It was the song I learned to slap to. I would post a video of how to slap it but I lack a web cam or camera of any kind.
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That kinda contradicts the whole thread, as well as the songs you learnt to play.

However, if you're wanting to get into funk, look into the Chili's song Stone Cold Bush, as well as other stuff from their Mother's Milk album, Parliament stuff, and Sly And The Family Stone.



doesn't really contradict, RHCP isn't really funk at all. It's rock with some funk influence, sure, but to say "you don't like funk but like aeroplane by RHCP? hypocritical" is.... a little .... edgy.


For ACTUAL funk, try Parliament (although he didn't slap, he occasionally spanked), Sly & the Family Stone (thank you falettenme be mice elf again in particular), Defunkt, and ofcourse the Louis Brothers (thunder thumbs).


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Sgt. Baker by Primus

nice but of Slap/Strum

Funk rock thing without resorting to Chilis

everyone seems to resort to Chilis

and yeah, Play that Funky Music

I play with fingers

but Im no Funkasaurus


in what way is Primus funk?

and Play that funky music's mainline is guitar, the bassline, if you listen, is a lot less aggressive and is fingerstyle. its root notes just like "boo. do deh". not like "boo do det do det, dun dun, do deh-re".

listen to the song.
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and Play that funky music's mainline is guitar, the bassline, if you listen, is a lot less aggressive and is fingerstyle. its root notes just like "boo. do deh". not like "boo do det do det, dun dun, do deh-re".

listen to the song.

Definitely. The song is fun to improvise over. In its natural state, it's begging to have a funky-ass bassline thrown on top of it.
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I know the song isn't genuinely funk but try Rage Against the Machine 'take the power back' like i said the song isn't funk but it's got a great slap bass line and pretty simple aswell
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how about "thank you (falletinme be mice elf)" by sly and the family stone
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Thanks for all of the suggestions. Definitely going to get started on some of these on my days off before next semester. Cheers.
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in what way is Primus funk?

and Play that funky music's mainline is guitar, the bassline, if you listen, is a lot less aggressive and is fingerstyle. its root notes just like "boo. do deh". not like "boo do det do det, dun dun, do deh-re".

listen to the song.


I'd have to be really dumb to confuse the guitar and bass lines in play that funky music....

*notices several people have tabbed the guitar line for bass....idiots*

but its a good funk song, not slap so not what TS wanted, good for improv though

and OK, Primus are not funk, but since Claypool has said two main influences of his are Larry Graham and Louis Johnson, it's fair to say they are funk influenced, and the TS wanted a funky slap song, not a funk slap song, hence people recommending RHCP's who are also not funk

so if people recommned RHCP's, why can't I recommned Primus???

same with the guy whos; recommened Infectious Grooves-funky? yes funk? no

that's all, sorry if I came across as calling Primus funk, wasn't my intention
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I'd have to be really dumb to confuse the guitar and bass lines in play that funky music....

*notices several people have tabbed the guitar line for bass....idiots*

but its a good funk song, not slap so not what TS wanted, good for improv though

and OK, Primus are not funk, but since Claypool has said two main influences of his are Larry Graham and Louis Johnson, it's fair to say they are funk influenced, and the TS wanted a funky slap song, not a funk slap song, hence people recommending RHCP's who are also not funk

so if people recommned RHCP's, why can't I recommned Primus???

same with the guy whos; recommened Infectious Grooves-funky? yes funk? no

that's all, sorry if I came across as calling Primus funk, wasn't my intention



because I think Primus isn't influenced by funk. He was also influenced by Stanley Clarke, that doesn't make Primus jazzy rock, does it?
Johnson and Graham influenced his slap technique, as did Clarke. That doesn't really make it funky. It makes it... slap. but I guess that's just one reporter's opinion.
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I may be a rock lover but that just became my favorite song.

Editz: I cant find tabs for it though, If anyone knows where they are plz give me teh url.
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because I think Primus isn't influenced by funk. He was also influenced by Stanley Clarke, that doesn't make Primus jazzy rock, does it?
Johnson and Graham influenced his slap technique, as did Clarke. That doesn't really make it funky. It makes it... slap. but I guess that's just one reporter's opinion.


I see your point, but I'd call a lot of chillis just slap, and not funk, like, Ballad of Bodascious reminds me a lot of RHCP's, with all the mute slaps and stuff, and a lot of my friends describe it as funky...

but yea, I get what you're saying, and you're probably right, since Im guessing your musical knowlegde is a lot better than mine, so I apologise

still...Primus have some good slap songs that the TS may be interested in

they may not be funk, but they sure are cool!!
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