Verdine White: “Apart from drums, bass is the instrument that takes the longest play to get really funky” – Guitar World | Start Classified

There’s no arguing with Verdine White. He’s 70 now, but he’s seen it all with the energy of a bassist half his age. In 2004 we asked him about his bass philosophy, and funk in particular, and he gushed kindly about the importance of getting the right feel, the ills of picks, the usefulness of a classical training, and a highly unlikely influence from the North West England.

What is the essence of funk for a bass player?

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