Marcus Miller – ‘Frankenstein’

This song can be found on Marcus Miller’s 2005 album Silver Rain. A cover version of the original Edgar Winter version, this is one of the most popular tracks on the album, and one of Marcus’s finest slapped lines. All of the unison lines from the original are played with the slap technique, and Marcus turns in a magnificent solo. As is typical of his playing, the solo builds in its intensity, culminating in some complex double thumbed lines and – unusually for Marcus – a two-handed tapping lick. Unsurprisingly, this course is best suited to bassists with an advanced level of competency with the slap bass technique.

For bassists who wish to learn the piece but require additional assistance with some of the techniques required, the following courses (included in the monthly subscription cost) should prove useful:

A transcription is available for this course. To download it, please visit the Free Stuff page.

This course is 1 HOUR & 35 MINUTES long and contains the following videos, each of which can be selected from the video player above: