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Module ID: FUNK
Welcome to The Funk Guitar Course! In this first module, we're going to be exploring all the essential techniques, chords, rhythms and grooves you need to start playing and exploring Funk guitar. Funk Guitar is a LOT of fun and is often not technically difficult, it much more about groove and timing and getting good at groove is going to help you play in every style!
This is an Intermediate Module and I would suggest that you have completed the Intermediate Foundation before starting this course but there's little harm in trying it sooner - you just might find it a bit difficult, which can lead to frustration which is why I think learning stuff 'in good order' is a real good idea.
Do try to check out the recommended album each lesson too - listening to the great Funk masters is an important part of the journey and you'll learn loads by listening to a lot of great funk music, it's easily the best way to absorb musical ideas!
Counting 16th Notes In Funk
In this first lesson we're going to be exploring 16th notes and now to count them. I know it doesn't sound like the most exciting start to a funk course, but it's a re...
Strumming Technique & Mechanics
Using the correct mechanics when you play funk will help you in many ways. If you want to play fast then you must have a relaxed arm and being loose will also help y...
E9 THE Funk Chord
Now of course Funk as a genre uses a lot more than one chord but if you're getting started with Funk you going to find that E9 comes up a lot - partly I guess because ...
Put Hits In Yer Scratches
In this lesson, we're going to be looking at an awesome exercise to learn to put Hits in your Scratches! We're going to be using our old friend the E9 and be scratch...
Grooves Using Hits And Scratches
Now you have enough bits to put together a groove. Ingredients are the E9 chord, hits, and scratches - combine them in specific patterns and you got some grooves. I...
Funky Minor Chords
In this lesson, we're checking out some funky minor chords and common variations - they're also very common in Funk. We're just looking at some grips with the Root on ...
Concepts: Space, Sustain & Staccato
In this lesson we're looking at three very important concepts in Funk Rhythm Guitar: Space, Sustain and Staccato. These three aspects of music are very important to th...
Side Sliding is basically sliding into a chord from a fret below. Quite a simple idea and it sounds awesome and feels good under the fingers when you get it cooking - ...
Single Note Lines
In this Funk guitar lesson we're checking out how to play single note lines, using muted notes, doubling the bass and notes in scratches!
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