I Got Rhythm Guitar 7 - Funk Basics II

by Joe Kataldo

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  • Refer to Funk Basics I for more useful hints




    Funk Basics II
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    This lesson will add one more attack per beat with a sum of two("Funk basic I" dealt with one attack per beat) displacing them in different rhythmic combinations, as before we will start scratching (ghost note) all sixteenth-notes (four per beat) with a constant down/up strumming, muting the strings laying lightly an E9 chord (the James Brown Chord), and adding pressure to play different accents:


    1. on the first two sixteenth-notes, with a down-stroke & an up-stroke, followed by two scratches;

    2. on the third & fourth sixteenth-notes, with a down-stroke & an up-stroke, preceded by two scratches;

    3. on the second & third sixteenth-notes, with an up-stroke & a down stroke, preceded by one and followed by one scratch;

    4. on the first & third sixteenth-notes, with down-strokes, & scratches in between;

    5. on the second & fourth sixteenth-notes, with up-strokes, & scratches in between;

    6. on the first & fourth sixteenth-notes, with a down-stroke & an up-stroke, and two scratches in between;


    NOTE:

    Some of this rhythmic exercises are alternated by one beat of scratching to make the rhythmic cell stands out;

    These exercises are the building blocks of funk guitar, and needs to be practiced daily!




    Recommended Listening
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    Essential Funk Discography

    Next lesson will be on three and four attacks per beat... keep practicing, see ya soon!

    Joe Kataldo
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