Funky Dominant Vamping

by Ivan Milenkovic

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  • Hi GMC Players, today we have some funky dominant chords and some tight vamping to learn. This lesson is divided into 2 main sections.

    I the first section we have dominant voicings use in the main video funky vamp. So in the first three slow videos we will be going through 4 main inversions of dominant voicings on the fretboard. We all know that dominant voicings are deriverd from E mixolydian scale. E mixolydian scale is just like a regular major scale except it has a flatted 7th note. This note come in the dominant chord and gives it its characteristic suspense character.

    These 4 main inversions all have different top notes – root, third, fifth or seventh. We go through 4 inversion on 4 adjacent treble strings, 4 adjacent middle strings and 4 adjacent bass strings. These inversion are all the dominant voicings that you`ll be needing in order to make some great funk riffs or vamps.

    Speaking of riffs, in slow videos number 4, 5, 6 and 7 you can see how to play the vamps from our main video. This is the other main section of the lesson.

    Also at the end, I have made a tiny video that show two more voicings that are used in the lesson to add a bit of funk flavor – the E9 chords.

    This lesson involves:

    - Dominant chords
    - 9th chords
    - Funky riffs
    - Learning to vamp
    - Right hand technique
    - Left hand muting technique

    Settings that I used for the lesson: Bridge hum pickup, Fender blackface emulation, some reverb.

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