Fact: All Crowds Dance When the Bass and Drum are Locked In
How Tight Are You With Your Drummer?
How do you learn to lock in with the drums when there are no drums around to play with?
Not having a drummer around can be the most frustrating thing when you’re trying to develop your groove and hone your pocket playing skills.As we all know, bass and drums are music’s peanut butter and jelly – they were meant for each other and work best together.
Sure a metronome can be the time keeper – but it’s still no drummer. It still doesn’t have that real life quality to it.
How many bands have you been in where a metronome is on stage with you, guiding the band and getting the room pumped?
My name is Mike. I love playing bass. I’ve been actively gigging, producing albums and sharing memorable experiences with other musicians for almost 10 years and I’m here to share with you a brand new seminar in bass guitar instruction called Mastering the Funk, the only interactive bass guitar seminar that uses a learning-by-playing approach to turn you from a bass player to the funkiest bass player in town.
Since I was just beginning at bass during my high school years, I learned very quickly that I couldn’t stand learning from a book. Sitting down, going over exercises, modules, drills, being given things from teachers (whom I later left) that I didn’t want to learn seemed…ineffective. It didn’t seem right.
Especially funk music. Funk didn’t seem like something that should be in a book. It seemed like it should be something that should be found through playing and feeling as you play.
It seemed like I was spending more time learning about learning about the bass than actually playing the bass and doing what I wanted to do: play shows and play with other people. I was feeling
So I committed myself to a self-guided study of music and bass guitar. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.
The results were unmatched. My ear for music and being able to jump into a jam developed early and only got stronger, but more importantly, my ability to hear, process and lock into a drummer’s playing developed early and became my key to being able to walk into a room, plug in and play with complete confidence.
Confidence to play with the drummer and the group not against them. Confidence in what I was actually playing and Confidence to experiment musically and be the leader in the jam session and know when to let others lead. My chops felt like they were my own and that I had a musical voice to cultivate and develop with pride and drive.
And you know what else?
I got called back to jam again.
There hasn’t been a single time I haven’t been invited to play again or join a group. And with every group I brought the funk. Boy – did I bring the F.U.N.K.
Confidence that comes from knowing practical skills that are going to make you accessible, relatable and impressive to other musicians.
That is exactly what this bass guitar seminar is going to give you.
Now, without any further….
Introducing Mastering the Funk: The Ultimate Guide to Funk Bass and Bass Fundamentals
Mastering the Funk is UNMATCHED in it’s approach to learning how to play with, work with and interact with the drums.No other system is meticulously arranged to make sure that bass players are going to learn immutable, fundamental tactics to locking in and listening to the drums to ensure that your bass grooves are sharp, on point and get the whole room dancing.
Nowhere else on the Internet are you going to find a course that specifically addresses playing with the drums and honing a skill that all bass players worth their salt should know how to do and know how to do well.
Not only will you be playing a lot with drums during this lesson, but you’ll be learning the ins-and-outs of the drums as well. You’ll learn to hear and think of rhythms just like a drummer.
By the end of this course, you’ll be able to pass for a drummer yourself!
Now – I know what you’re thinking,”Shouldn’t I just practice?”
Yes! You should! Part of being a musician means that practice is something that is absolutely required to make you a better player. But there are good ways to practice and better ways to practice.
Most instructional courses barely acknowledge the importance of practice! Usually you’ll get a short 2 sentences that say, “Now go practice this.”
Practice how? For how long? What should I practice EXACTLY to make me a better player?
Mastering the Funk has you covered by utilizing something none else is using in their online bass guitar instruction: a section specifically devoted to ACTUALLY PLAYING!
After each section, there is my special teaching tool that no other video lesson uses: the Jam Along Session. In this section, you’re placed in a situation resembling a jam session between 2 musicians trading licks.
Like I said – no other course is doing this – for funk or for any other musical genre out there. There is a lot of information out there are very little guidance about what to do with hit or how to go about approaching it.
This course takes all those fears and concerns away and invites you to be part of a system that will give you a complete, working and PRACTICAL knowledge of funk bass guitar, guaranteed to impress anyone who hears you play – girlfriend, mother, band, a room of fans – anyone!
Mastering the Funk is comprehensive.
The course is built around synthetic learning. Rather than practicing ideas, concepts and exercises in isolation, this seminar puts you in a position to think, act and play by developing you into a musician with a toolbox of musical techniques.
Ideas are built onto themselves. Not left in isolation.
You’re presented with the rules aka the techniques of music but then you are presented with ample opportunity to make art out of them. You’re set up to play with and experiment with these techniques IN REAL TIME with the DVD.
New to bass or seasoned veteran of the instrument, Mastering the Funk has something for all skill levels of bass. None is too old, young or experienced to experience musical success.
Mastering the Funk is engaging. I’m putting an end to what I like to call the “Now You” model of learning. The expert will play on screen, turn to the camera and then go, “Now You Play.” You stare daunted at the camera. What the heck was that?!
Buy it. Put it to work. And I promise, if you don’t notice your playing change in the slightest, I’ll issue a complete refund. No questions asked.
My goal is to make you a better player. Not having other musicians or drummers around to play with is a terrible reason not to play bass, join a band or even make the bass guitar your crayon to paint a musical picture with.
Furthermore, it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense for instructional tools to be presented unless they actually set the viewer up to succeed in something they really want. In this case, it’s being the tightest, funkiest bass player whose name comes up first when other musicians ask, “Know any good bass players?”
Like I said, I want this to be a comprehensive lesson series.
I don’t want you to miss anything.
So, I’m throwing in 2 Bonus eBooks as well, full of insights and additional knowledge to help you understand funk music and the concept of groove.
BONUS #1 Mastering the Funk eBook #1 – a $15.00 value
This first eBook is designed to provide you with additional knowledge, beneficial to the video course itself.
This eBook is designed to be…
- – A quick reference tool for concepts including counting, subdivision, working with a drummer and practice habits.
- – A tool to use to help you develop an awareness for common recurring traits in funk and funk-influenced music
Check Out The Samples To See What The Book Is All About!
BONUS #2 Mastering the Funk eBook #2 – a $15.00 value
My second eBook includes valuable information and insights about the history of funk music and the development of funk bass guitar.
- – “To know the past is to know the present” as the old adage goes.
- – Have a working knowledge of where funk comes from and how it came to be.
- – Carry with you a keen awareness of the patterns of funk music as they moved past the James Brown era into the music of today.
Check Out The Samples Below!
Just hit the Add to Cart down below and get this entire seminar complete with:
- The entire Mastering the Funk seminar
- Mastering the Funk Supplemental Learning eBook and the
- History of Funk eBook
Plus – if you order right now, I’ll throw in my Beats 4 Bass: Funky Drums set. 15 of the funkiest drum tracks to play along to to further hone your ear for the drums and ability not just play with them by become one with them.
Remember what I said about setting you up for musical success? Setting you up to be the tightest bass player around? To be the first name on people’s minds when they’re looking for a bass player for the next hot ticket gig?
Beats 4 Bass is overkill. Your head will spin at the amount of progress you can make when you’re set up to practice and develop your playing in the right way.
Now, I could charge at least $100 for this one-of-a-kind bundle. But because I want you to be the best you can be, I’m only asking a measly $35.00 for this entire bundle.
Think about it – it’s only a few dollars more than a set of DR High Beam strings. Strings wear out, but the benefits, confidence and knowledge gained from this course won’t ever wear out.
To your playing,
P.S. This is the best opportunity around to develop your pocket playing in a smart, logical, comprehensive way. No secrets, no tricks – just practical tools of learning ANY skill applied in a way to make sure that you become the best bassist you can be AND RETAIN all of your skills and continue to build on them.
Remember, with this deal, you’ll be getting:
- The ENTIRE 3 HOURS of the Mastering the Funk seminar
- 2 BONUSES:
- The Mastering the Funk Supplemental eBook AND History of Funk eBook
PLUS the Beats 4 Bass: Funky Drum Series ALL for $35.00.
All you need to do is hit the button above, checkout, click “Return to Smart Bass Guitar”, grab your bass and get ready for the funk! Temporarily unavailable.