Funk Triplets Technique

by Ivan Milenkovic

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  • Hi GMC! Welcome to my new funky lesson! :)

    This time we're gonna do some nice cool funky groovin and learn a new cool funk rhythm technique called the triplets. It is commonly used in funk to give a special character to the rhythm.

    When we say triplets we mean 16th note triplets. Instead of hitting the strings twice, we will hit them three times thus creating a speed burst feel in the groove which can sound very effective. This technique is not a difficult one, as opposed to other guitar playing techniques, but a very nice trick to have under your belt. You can find the rest explained in the Spoken Video.

    All the chords from this lesson (and commonly used chord in funk in general) are derived from our old friend - the mixolydian scale. :)

    Have a fun(k) time! :)

    This lesson contains:

    - funk triplets
    - right hand dexterity and precision workouts
    - funky riffing
    - chords
    - left hand muting

    Settings: Bridge hum, fender blackface emulation, some reverb.

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