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Funky Tech Radio: Digging in the crates to find the gems – from the past to the future. Paying homage to boom bap, Hip-Hop, soul, jazz, reggae, and of course the pure uncut funk! Segments: Funky Tech Radio (Mix Show) Hip Hop Riff of the Week Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/funkytechradio/support

Funky Tech Radio: Digging in the crates to find the gems – from the past to the future. Paying homage to boom bap, Hip-Hop, soul, jazz, reggae, and of course the pure uncut funk! Segments: Funky Tech Radio (Mix Show) Hip Hop Riff of the Week Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/funkytechradio/support

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Funky Tech Radio: Digging in the crates to find the gems – from the past to the future. Paying homage to boom bap, Hip-Hop, soul, jazz, reggae, and of course the pure uncut funk! Segments: Funky Tech Radio (Mix Show) Hip Hop Riff of the Week Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/funkytechradio/support

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Episodes

Low End Theories: Hip Hop Artists, Start Playing An Instrument!

7/1/2020
PREVIOUSLY AIRED 1-25-2015 The Prequel to Low End Theories: Encouragement For All Music Artists - Specifically Hip Hop Artists - To Start Playing An Instrument! Riff of the Week Song Request Form - Use this form to request a song for the Hip Hop Riff of the Week: https://rebrand.ly/riffrequest Support: Anchor.fm: https://anchor.fm/funkytechradio/support CashApp: https://cash.me/$BreezyBrainstorm PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/breezybrainstorm Subscribe: Music & More:...

Duration:00:11:36

Hip Hop Riff Of The Week 130: Dear Summer

6/26/2020
Hip Hop Riff Of The Week 130: Dear Summer Riff of the Week Song Request Form - Use this form to request a song for the Hip Hop Riff of the Week: https://rebrand.ly/riffrequest This week, we will be learning how to play the bass line to Dear Summer by Jay-Z. We’re a week into summer and we all already know that it's gonna be a wild one. Lets stay focused on our goals and keep pushing! At 130 riffs, I feel like it's a good time to take in what the growing list of subscribers of Funky...

Duration:00:13:16

Low End Theories: Flash Cards & The Chord Wheel

6/24/2020
PREVIOUSLY AIRED 1-25-2015 Welcome to Low End Theories! This series is for Hip Hop Artists who are interested in entering the world of music theory. In this first (official) episode, I will discuss the two essential items you will need to begin your musical journey. Riff of the Week Song Request Form - Use this form to request a song for the Hip Hop Riff of the Week: https://rebrand.ly/riffrequest Support: Anchor.fm: https://anchor.fm/funkytechradio/support CashApp:...

Duration:00:10:17

Hip Hop Riff Of The Week 129: As We Enter

6/19/2020
Hip Hop Riff Of The Week 129: As We Enter Riff of the Week Song Request Form - Use this form to request a song for the Hip Hop Riff of the Week: https://rebrand.ly/riffrequest This week, we will be learning how to play the bass line to As We Enter by Nas & Damian Marley. As we enter the summer, #Juneteenth and more, it feels like we’re entering a new space with a new energy. I'm with it. G minor is the name of the game, and the main riff is a root 5th octave pattern. I’ll also show how to...

Duration:00:09:38

Hip Hop Riff Of The Week 128: Good Times

6/12/2020
Hip Hop Riff Of The Week 128: Good Times Podcast episode out now. Full video on Youtube. Link to both in bio! Riff of the Week Song Request Form - Use this form to request a song for the Hip Hop Riff of the Week: https://rebrand.ly/riffrequest This week, we will be learning how to play the bass line to Good Times by Styles P. I got my G-Host bundle in the mail and felt great so I had to do this one. Once again we’re in F# minor and only using 3 notes. While we can label this riff as...

Duration:00:08:54

Hip Hop Riff Of The Week 127: The Watcher

6/5/2020
Hip Hop Riff Of The Week 127: The Watcher This week, we will be learning how to play the bass line to The Watcher by Dr. Dre. Another fitting theme this week: peep game and observe before reacting emotionally. Said emotions have been high lately; lets remember keep our eyes peeled for the truth and to not blind ourselves unintentionally with anger or fear. Play chess, not checkers! F# minor is what we’re in this week. There’s two ways to play this one, I’ll show you both and let you...

Duration:00:06:35

Hip Hop Riff Of The Week 126: Alright

5/29/2020
Hip Hop Riff Of The Week 126: Alright This week, we will be learning how to play the bass line to Alright by Kendrick Lamar. Ya’ll already know what time it is. It’s a gift and a curse that we have music that reflects the trying times we’re living in. Music is often a reminder of issues in society that we've yet to address and resolve, so it’s important to recognize that music is not only entertainment and expression, but also a form of communication. Listen up....

Duration:00:09:53

Hip Hop Riff Of The Week 125: Imaginary Player

5/22/2020
Hip Hop Riff Of The Week 125: Imaginary Player This week, we will be learning how to play the bass line to Imaginary Player. by Jay-Z. The original song came on the radio the other day and just like that, I knew which riff was next. This one is in F# Dorian, which means we’re starting on the second note of the E major scale. This riff might be one of the easiest songs to understand what dorian means in the context of a major scale, as well as what modes are in general. Oh, and it's...

Duration:00:07:58

Hip Hop Riff Of The Week 124: Job

5/15/2020
Hip Hop Riff Of The Week 124: Job This week, we will be learning how to play the bass line to Job by Curren$y. This super smooth groove goes out to all the folks going through employment troubles due Big Rona on the block. Create your own script, stick to it, and keep your head to the sky. Jets, fool. @spitta_andretti Subscribe: Funky Tech Radio is on Spotify, Anchor.fm, and anywhere you enjoy your favorite podcasts! Click the Funky Tech Radio link in bio, or go to the Anchor.fm link...

Duration:00:06:29

Hip Hop Riff Of The Week 123: Buggin’ Out

5/8/2020
Hip Hop Riff Of The Week 123: Buggin’ Out This week, we will be learning how to play the bass line to Buggin’ Out by A Tribe Called Quest. I wanted to do this riff much earlier in the game, but at the time I thought I needed a 5 string bass to get busy. I was wrong hahaha. This smooth groove is in the key of Bb minor and starts on that low F. There are also two ways you can play this riff; don’t worry, I’ll show you both so you can pick your poison. We buggin’ out, but make sure you guys...

Duration:00:08:33

Hip Hop Riff Of The Week 122: Kon Queso

5/1/2020
Hip Hop Riff Of The Week 122: Kon Queso This week, we will be learning how to play the bass line to ’Kon Queso’ by MF DOOM (I know I called it Yee Haw in the video, I heard the single first and I often forget its name on the album, #MMFood . Easily one of my favorite DOOM songs, he goes bananas on this joint. This lesson is essentially an extension of Riff 120: descending root - 5th - octave pattern from D to Eb. A real simple, groovy riff with a technique that you’ll be sure to use many...

Duration:00:08:56

Hip Hop Riff Of The Week 120: Still Blazin'

4/28/2020
Hip Hop Riff Of The Week 120: Still Blazin' This week, we will be learning how to play the bass line to ’Still Blazin’ by Wiz Khalifa. I had to give my fellow bass heads a treat for lesson 120. Kush & Orange Juice is a super classic mixtape and had its 10 year anniversary on April 14th; hearing this song again years later had me wondering why I didn’t learn it sooner. We’re in F# minor with the reggae vibes this week so you know it’s all about groove and pocket! @wizkhalifa Subscribe:...

Duration:00:09:52

Hip Hop Riff Of The Week 121: It Sounded Like A Roc

4/24/2020
Hip Hop Riff Of The Week 121: It Sounded Like A Roc This week, we will be learning how to play the bass line to ’It Sounded Like A Roc’ by KMD. This episode is an uncanny one. Something just struck me to start listening to the album Black Bastards about a week ago. I knew #DJSubroc passed in a car accident, but I never knew the date: April 23. RIP to that talented brotha. We’re paying tribute to the Hip Hop Hendrix with this one. C minor. Lets get it! Subscribe: Funky Tech Radio is on...

Duration:00:04:38

Hip Hop Riff Of The Week 119: Brown Skin Lady

4/10/2020
Hip Hop Riff Of The Week 119: Brown Skin Lady Podcast episode out now. Full video on Youtube. Link to both in bio! This week, we will be learning how to play the bass line to ‘Brown Skin Lady’ by BlackStar. A lifetime classic and an ode to the beautiful brown ladies in this world that definitely strikes a chord (and rhythm) with the Brotha Breeze. This 4 note riff is in C minor; take it slow, ride the drums and absorb the wordplay of this legendary duo! @talibkweli @mosdefc...

Duration:00:11:37

Hip Hop Riff of the Week 118: Obrigado (Freddie Gibbs & Madlib)

4/3/2020
Hip Hop Riff Of The Week 118: Obrigado Podcast episode out now. Full video on Youtube. Link to both in bio! Welcome back and happy 2020! This week, we will be learning how to play the bass line to ‘Obrigado’ by Freddie Gibbs & Madlib. Without a debate, easily album of the year material. So much so, that this bass line is from the intro! The artist and the producer are top tier creatives, both respectively and collaboratively. @freddiegibbs @madlib @nowagain Thank you to everyone who...

Duration:00:11:03

Hip Hop Riff Of The Week 117: Make You Feel That Way

12/27/2019
Hip Hop Riff Of The Week 117: Make You Feel That Way This week, we will be learning how to play the bass line to ’117: Make You Feel That Way’ by Blackalicious. I love this song and this bass line because it’s so mellow, groovy and beautiful. What gives it this aesthetic beside the tone and lyrics? Those 9th chords! We’re in Db Major and the progression is Db to Ab major. Once again we’ll discuss playing 9th chords and arpeggios as a bass player and learning to recognize that sound when...

Duration:00:06:21

Hip Hop Riff Of The Week 116: Hot Sauce To Go

12/20/2019
Hip Hop Riff Of The Week 116: Hot Sauce To Go This week, we will be learning how to play the bass line to ’Hot Sauce To Go’ by Jadakiss. Jada has always been one of my proven favorites, then he went ahead and got Pharrell to produce this dumb smooth track to glide over. This is one of those beats you gotta wear sunglasses to, just because. We’re in D major this week, but this is a descending bass line that starts on A, which is the 5th of D. Make sure you pay attention to when the line is...

Duration:00:12:51

Hip Hop Riff Of The Week 115: Jus Lyk Compton

12/13/2019
Hip Hop Riff Of The Week 115: Jus Lyk Compton This week, we will be learning how to play the bass line to ’Jus Lyk Compton’ by DJ Quik. Ooh man this bass line is cold! Definitely one the best composed Hip Hop bass lines I’ve ever heard. I’m not gonna lie though: this one is gonna take some work! The riff is in the key of G minor Dorian, which means the 6th note will be major and not minor. Very Funky. From there, we’ll break down the line used in the chorus, then the verse, and finally...

Duration:00:14:50

Hip Hop Riff Of The Week 114: 5 Deadly Venomz

12/6/2019
Hip Hop Riff Of The Week 114: 5 Deadly Venomz This week, we will be learning how to play the bass line to ’5 Deadly Venomz’ by 2Pac. Ayo, we got a Pac track with Treach on it. Lets get to business. This groove in Ab major is mad fun to play, but take it slow and don’t get too excited. Make sure your technique is right and you’re not muting any strings when you try to speed it up. Overall a nice solid riff to add to the stash, with bars and flows to match. @2pac Subscribe: Funky Tech...

Duration:00:05:38

Hip Hop Riff Of The Week 113: No Names

11/29/2019
Hip Hop Riff Of The Week 113: No Names This week, we will be learning how to play the bass line to ’No Names’ by Danger Doom. The Mouse and the Mask is one of my favorite DOOM albums by far. All the beats are fresh and the lyrics are top tier. And on top of all that, we get to use Hip Hop to learn the blues this week! This riff is a G minor blues, I-IV progression. Classic, simple and funky! @dangermousejukebox Subscribe: Funky Tech Radio is on Spotify, Anchor.fm, and anywhere you enjoy...

Duration:00:07:16