Is funk bass hard?

Is funk bass hard?

Like many great musical forms, however, funk bass is easy to pick up and difficult to master. But all it takes is a little practice to start funking up your life.

What makes a funk groove?

Funk music is driven by the bass line and drums, as opposed to melodies over a chord progression. Many, but not all, funk grooves are distinguished by three main traits: the use of ghost notes and multiple layers of dynamics, syncopated patterns on the bass drum, and displacing the backbeat on the snare drum.

Who played bass on Super Freak?

It features background vocals from James’ Motown labelmates The Temptations—in which the bassist was Greg “Big Money” Brown, Melvin Franklin—and Canadian singer Taborah Johnson.