BL005 Funky pick riff with fills

Listen to Carol Kaye & Bobby Vega and tell me pick bass isn’t funky ⛏

In this particular video, I’m going for a medium tempo 16th (semiquaver) feel, with lots of ghost notes.

The main riff isn’t too tricky – the syncopation and the ghost notes are probably the most difficult aspects to overcome. Fill 1 is a bit of a different story though. It is based on an Eb7#5 chord (at first with #9 then b9), and employs elements of the altered scale to cross the strings in a fast triplet rhythm. In the video I go through the theory behind it in detail, but as always, take it slowly!

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