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. The P-Funk and James Brown band alum who’s also collaborated with the likes of Deee-Lite has designed a curriculum that will provide enrolled students at FU with lessons, lectures and techniques on bass-playing as well as “a deeper understanding of funk.”
The courses taught within Bootsy’s Lecture Hall are aimed at intermediate to advanced students, who will not only learn from Collins himself, but from “the finest assembly of bassists” who will be announced in the coming weeks. To show Bootsy isn’t funkin’ around, FU will not only include a virtual library that will house content like video, audio and gear tutorials but staffers will be conducting performance reviews periodically and keep “office hours” to answer students’ questions. In a statement, Collins says, “The best day of my life was when I graduated from P.U. The next best day of my life will be to see students graduate from F.U.” Classes will commence on July 1 and enrollment will be on a first-come, first-served basis. We betting your current syllabi doesn’t hold a candle.