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This lesson deal with eight-notes, dotted eight-notes & sixteenth-notes (check also "Funk basic I, II & III) 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. one eight-note, a skip & two sixteenth-notes;
2. two sixteenth-notes, a eight-note & a skip;
3. one dotted eight-note, two skips & a sixteenth-note;
4. one sixteenth-note, a dotted eight-note & two skips;
5. a sixteenth-note, an eight-note, a skip & a sixteenth-note;
Don't stop your hand when playing eight-notes or dotted eight-note!
Keep the sixteenth-notes scratching constant, skipping one sixteenth-note for eight-notes and two for dotted eight-notes, while the left hand adds and keeps pressure for all the note duration (on skips too);
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!