Single Notes Funk/Blues

by Joe Kataldo

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  • Hi Guys, today lesson will shove you how to comping an A minor blues using only single notes to nail the changes.


    Single Notes Funk/Blues

    • A minor
    • 90 Bmp
    Single notes are a great way to create complementary parts in complex arrangements, or in live playing where there is more then one guitar player or keyboard player.


    Theory Focus

    All the line are based around the A eolian minor mode, only on the E7, chord not diatonic to the A minor harmony, we move on the E Phrygian dominant, 5th of the A melodic minor scale.

    Chord Progression:

    Am7 - Am7 - Am7 - Am7
    Dm7 - Dm7 - Am7 - Am7
    Fmaj7 - E7 - Am7 - E7


    Techniques Focus

    Add a little bit of muting to the single notes, to create a good funk/soul sound, resting slightly your right hand palm on string saddles.


    Pro Tips

    Never stop the right hand, that constantly moves down and up on sixteenth notes, to keep time and be in sync with the band.

    See you next lesson,

    Joe Kataldo.



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