Kaviar is a fun finger-twister of a bass guitar line! It is written in a 3/4 time signature. This bass guitar line contains a few passing tones and not in a single key signature; hence, the sinister sounding effect.
The bass guitar is the dominant figure in this piece and played over these chord exchanges: C# minor, G augmented, E minor over the first few measures preceding the introduction, then plays over: G minor, A7, A#7, D#7#9 in the following four measures.
Kaviar also incorporates those funky disco octave bass guitar lines famous from the 1970s.
The tempo is set to a moderate 104 beats per minute (BPM), but you may want to start at around 50 BPMs and move up in 4 BPM increments until you reach 104 BPM.
Ultimately, you will play along with the provided jam track. There are two jam tracks, one with a synth-bass guitar line that shadows the bass guitar line you will play and another jam track without any bass guitar line at all. This one may prove more of a challenge to play!
There is a two-bar count of percussive drums at the introduction before the bass guitar comes in. Remember, this is two bars of 3/4 or three beats not the more common 4 counts.
Kaviar – 3/4 Funk Bass Groove – Performance Video
Kaviar – 3/4 Funk Bass Groove – Bass Tablature
Kaviar – 3/4 Funk Bass Groove – Bass Lesson
Bass Lesson Downloads
Below is a PDF with the tablature for this bass lesson as well as 2 MP3 Jam Tracks to play along with.
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