Indaba Music is looking for the world's next MASTER MUSICIAN. Funk U Founder Bootsy Collins and All-Star Funk U Professors present the Funk Bass In Your Space Competition to the world with a special track called Bass Evolution, an instrumental exploration of bass playing taken to the limits featuring bass greats Ron Carter, Steve Bailey, Bootsy Collins, Freekbass, Thee-ram, and Victor Wooten.
Indaba Music is looking for the world's next MASTER MUSICIAN. Funk U Founder Bootsy Collins and All-Star Funk U Professors present the Funk Bass In Your Space Competition to the world with a special track called Bass Evolution, an instrumental exploration of bass playing taken to the limits featuring bass greats Ron Carter, Steve Bailey, Bootsy Collins, Freekbass, Thee-ram, and Victor Wooten.

Indaba Music is looking for the world's next MASTER MUSICIAN. Funk U Founder Bootsy Collins and All-Star Funk U Professors present the Funk Bass In Your Space Competition to the world with a special track called Bass Evolution, an instrumental exploration of bass playing taken to the limits featuring bass greats Ron Carter, Steve Bailey, Bootsy Collins, Freekbass, Thee-ram, and Victor Wooten.

 

Each entrant will have an opportunity to show their stuff, performing on the track alongside some of the bass greats. Either vie for first place on your bass or compete for the tons of other prizes on any instrument.

 

So, enter the contest, download the track, and play the baddest solo you can play.


To find out more, head over to:
http://www.indabamusic.com/opportunities/bootsy-collins-funk-bass-in-your-space-competition


Bootsy is featured in the French Magazine, BASSISTE

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Bootsy gets the cover of BASS PLAYER Magazine.

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meet the man behind some of the most famous basslines in history as classes begin at the FUNK UNIVERSITY

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<b>Bootsy Collins featured as the voice of Jimi Hendrix</b><p>BIO Channel brings viewers inside the ground-breaking story of one man, his music and the world that embraced him with the two-hour documentary special “Jimi Hendrix Voodoo Child,” premiering on Thursday, August 26 at 9PM ET/ 8PM CT/ 10PM PT.</p>
Bootsy Collins featured as the voice of Jimi Hendrix

BIO Channel brings viewers inside the ground-breaking story of one man, his music and the world that embraced him with the two-hour documentary special “Jimi Hendrix Voodoo Child,” premiering on Thursday, August 26 at 9PM ET/ 8PM CT/ 10PM PT.

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Bootsy Collins’ newly-established Funk University, the first ever online guitar school for bassists, will make you into a funk legend — or at least teach you the basics through video lectures and daily lessons from guest professors such as Les Claypool and John B. Williams. We emailed Professor Bootsy — who along with 15 other members of Parliament-Funkadelic, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame back in 1997 — and University Director Cory Danziger to learn more about the upcoming semester at FU and determine once and for all the meaning of “the funk.”

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Walking, talking embodiment of the slap-bass Bootsy Collins has declared, “The state of funk today is kind of funked up”—and while that's something we say around the A.V. Club offices, like, every single day, Collins has announced that he plans to do something about it by establishing his own Funk University. Sort of a University of Phoenix for people who hang out at Guitar Center a lot, the web-only Funk U.—a partnership between Collins and former child actor Cory Danziger—will feature exclusive video lectures from Collins and guest teachers such as Flea, Les Claypool, John B. Williams, and Victor Wooten on funk history and how to make the funky most of your bass, with funky periodic staff reviews of student performances.

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He laid the low-end foundation for '70s James Brown and prime George Clinton. He invented, if not perfected, a new way to play the bass. He wears shades shaped like stars. He has a brother named Catfish. He is Bootsy Collins, and he is the funkiest man alive.

Sometimes, though, even the most righteous of soul brothers can go astray, and establishing an online bass school constitutes exactly that. Read Write Web has informed us that July 1st will see the first day of classes for those enrolled in Bootsy's online Funk University.

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Bootsy Collins is fed up with young people not knowing the history of funk music - and he's doing something about it.

The bassist for James Brown in the early '70s and then George Clinton's Parliament-Funkadelic through 1980 is opening his own school of higher learning -- Funk University, an online bass guitar school he is co-creating with actor-entrepreneur Cory Danziger.

"The state of funk today is kind of funked up," Collins told ABC News in a report published Monday.

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Bootsy Collins Launching Funk University
The Trailblazing Bass Pioneer Wants to Spread the Gospel of Groove

"The state of funk today is kind of funked up."
Professor Bootsy Collins discusses the philosophy behind F.U.

Such a dire musical proclamation comes from no less a groove guru than William Earl Collins. Better known as Bootsy, the trailblazing bassist for James Brown in the early '70s and then George Clinton's ...


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The Tavis Smiley Show, August 6, 2010 (Podcast)
06 Aug 2010 04:00:00 GMT
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Author Wafa Sultan, CBS Reporter Byron Pitts, Legendary FUNK bassist Bootsy Collins

 

 

Listen to the The Tavis Smiley Show

RENEE MONTAGNE, npr host spreads the news.
RENEE MONTAGNE, npr host spreads the news.

 

The legendary musician whose anthem is "One Nation Under a Groove" is now offering a degree in funk. This summer, Bootsy Collins is launching Funk University. Bootsy laments that kids today can't tell their James Brown from their George Clinton. So the online school, or FU, will offer classes in bass guitar from Professors Flea, Victor Wooten and others. Anyone aiming to get an A will surely be chanting: Feet dont fail me now.

 

Click here to hear the actual npr broadcast coverage.

Funkmaster Bootsy Collins can now add another bullet point to his resume: university founder. Collins has announced that his online University of Funk will go live July 1.
Funkmaster Bootsy Collins can now add another bullet point to his resume: university founder. Collins has announced that his online University of Funk will go live July 1.

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Legendary funk music pioneer Bootsy Collins (best known for performing with James Brown in the '60s, and Parliament/Funkadelic in the '70s), has announced that he will soon open "the world's first Funk University for bass players of planet Earth."
Legendary funk music pioneer Bootsy Collins (best known for performing with James Brown in the '60s, and Parliament/Funkadelic in the '70s), has announced that he will soon open "the world's first Funk University for bass players of planet Earth."

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Bootsy Collins presents the world’s first Funk University for bass players of planet Earth. Construction of this online campus will conclude in June, with the first semester beginning on July 1, 2010.
Bootsy Collins presents the world’s first Funk University for bass players of planet Earth. Construction of this online campus will conclude in June, with the first semester beginning on July 1, 2010.

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The school is geared towards intermediate through advanced bass players. Collins will serve as the school’s head professor, and enlist guest instructors to teach students on the history of funk music and theory.
The school is geared towards intermediate through advanced bass players. Collins will serve as the school’s head professor, and enlist guest instructors to teach students on the history of funk music and theory.

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Bootsy Collins will be taking on the role of professor when the legendary, star-spectacled bassist unveils the virtual campus of Funk University this summer.
Bootsy Collins will be taking on the role of professor when the legendary, star-spectacled bassist unveils the virtual campus of Funk University this summer.

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Legendary bass player Bootsy Collins has announced the founding of the first online bass guitar school, Funk University.
Legendary bass player Bootsy Collins has announced the founding of the first online bass guitar school, Funk University.

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Funk bassist Bootsy Collins has announced Bootsy's Funk University, an online bass school for players around the planet to study under his direction.
Funk bassist Bootsy Collins has announced Bootsy's Funk University, an online bass school for players around the planet to study under his direction.

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All the showmanship aside--the wild costumes and glasses--the guy can play bass. Now, Collins is preparing to go online to share his knowledge about the instrument.
All the showmanship aside--the wild costumes and glasses--the guy can play bass. Now, Collins is preparing to go online to share his knowledge about the instrument.

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Is it us or are the historic halls of higher education getting a little ... funky? Oh, no, it's just Bootsy Collins' online university.
Is it us or are the historic halls of higher education getting a little ... funky? Oh, no, it's just Bootsy Collins' online university.

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Funk master Bootsy Collins has just announced that he will be opening the .Funk University,. and that the first semester of classes will begin on July 1, 2010.
Funk master Bootsy Collins has just announced that he will be opening the .Funk University,. and that the first semester of classes will begin on July 1, 2010.

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Funk's most recognizable bassist Bootsy Collins unveils plans for 2010, the debut of the world's first Funk University where he will serve as Professor.
Funk's most recognizable bassist Bootsy Collins unveils plans for 2010, the debut of the world's first Funk University where he will serve as Professor.

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It began with a simple message on Bootsy Collins' twitter page to his more than 400,000 followers, which simply read "If You Build It, They Will Funk."
It began with a simple message on Bootsy Collins' twitter page to his more than 400,000 followers, which simply read "If You Build It, They Will Funk."

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