Guitar Lessons

Funk Lessons

Covers characteristic funk techniques such as scratch/skank - as well as style studies.


  • Rhythmic Funk Development

    by Diego Budicin

    Extend your rhythmic ideas over a static chord progression.

    Tags: funk, strumming, slide, alternate picking, palm muting, fusion, G minor, Greg Howe, Cory Wong, Nile Rodgers
  • Pop Funk Harmonies

    by Diego Budicin

    Funky chord progression to boost your timing and control.

    Tags: Strumming, Alternate Picking, Funk, Pop, Harmony, John Mayer, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, C# minor
  • Modern Fusion Guitar Licks III

    by Guido Bungenstock

    5 cool fusion phrases to improve your soloing!

    Tags: Chromatics, D Minor, D Minor Pentatonic, E Altered scale, A Altered scale
  • Jam School: Hot Fusion

    by Kristofer Dahl

    I invite you to travel deep into my head, and explore what goes on in my mind when improvising.

    Tags: Enhanced blues, 6ths, chromatics, adjacent positioning, chordal lead, melodic extensions, harmonic complexity, functional placeholders, outside legato, climactic tension, note selection, major 6th, dorian, suggestive targeting, non-dissonant tension, motif development, rhythmic displacement, intervallic alteration, expressive restraint, C# minor
  • Contemporary Funk Fusion

    by Diego Budicin

    Fresh funk fusion lines and rhythms - improve your strumming and timing control!

    Tags: Strumming, alternate picking, funk, fusion, skank, chord solo, single note, Vulfpeck, Greg Howe, Guthrie Govan, Nile Rodgers, C# minor, G# Mixolydian b6 minor, Groove, Timing control, Phrasing
  • 70's Funk Guitar Patterns

    by Guido Bungenstock

    6 great Funk Guitar Patterns of the 70s

    Tags: Steve Lukather, Neal Schon, Jeff Beck, Guthrie Govan, Joe Bonnamassa, Steve Stevens, Repeating Licks, C minor, C dorian, C minor pentatonic, Mark Lettieri, Rhythm patterns, Groove, Minor chords, Extended chords
  • Skank Funk

    by Kristofer Dahl

    Use the skank strumming technique to build funky lines!

    Tags: skank, funk, strumming, muting, scratching, vintage, SRV, Hendrix, Rhythm, Stevie Ray Vaughan, blues, scratch, whip harmonics, C minor Pentatonic
  • Hendrix Style Funk

    by Diego Budicin

    Learn to control your rhythm over a funky track, while keeping your strumming aggressive like Hendrix!

    Tags: Strumming, Inversions, Chords, Alternate Picking, Triads, Funk, Funk Rhythm, Groove, John Frusciante, Nuno Bettencourt, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jane's Addiction, Dominant chords, Blues Scale, Jimi Hendrix, E Blues
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Golden Oldies

  • Funk Skunk Technique 101

    by Ivan Milenkovic

    Funk Skunk 101 tutorial including Right hand strumming, Left hand muting, Funky licks and grooves

    Tags: skunk, funk, groove, funk licks, funk tutorial
  • Funk Rhythm Lesson

    by Muris Varajic

    This first gmc funk rhythm lesson includes: B Dorian - funk feel groove - octave licks - palm muting - left hand muting - cool chords for funk and much more. You will also find great patterns for blues...

    Tags: funk, scratching, funk chords
  • Introduction to the Mixolydian Scale - Tying All Together

    by David Wallimann

    In this lesson, we'll learn how to create long Mixolydian scale runs over a Dominant chord.

    Tags: C Mixolydian, D Mixolydian, fast licks, legato, improvisation, dominant, phrases, alternate picking, funky licks, arpeggios, dominant arpeggio, legato
  • RHCP Style Lesson + Sound Tutorial

    by Ivan Milenkovic

    First we start of with legendary John Frusciante grooves, and then we go to the part where we actually learn how to emulate his sound and a couple of great mixing tricks in order to achieve that genuine "Stadium Arcadium" sound.

    Tags: red hot chilli peppers, rhcp, frusciante, rock, funk, mixing, marshall
  • Funk Metal Riff

    by Cosmin Lupu

    Riffing in the style of Mr. Nuno Bettencourt of Extreme

    Tags: strumming, hybrid picking, riff, nuno bettencourt, rhythm, groove, extreme, E blues, palm muting, groovy, groove, riffing, creativity, dynamics, feel, control
  • Funk Lesson - Saraceno Style

    by Jose Lassaga

    This guitarist started his career at the age of 16, recording three albums in less than 3 years: "Never look back", "Plaid" and "Hair pick".

    Tags: G mixolydian, funk fusion, funk phrases, slides, phrases, G dominant, G7 arpeggio, arpeggios, legato, alternate picking, groove, timing
  • Funky/Disco Rhythm Guitar

    by Adrian Figallo

    Let's give some groove to the right hand!

    Tags: john frusciante, james brown, red hot chili peppers, strumming, dave navarro, rhcp, funk grooves, A Blues, D Blues, triads, timing, cory wong
  • Funk Rock Lesson - Rhythm & Solo

    by Stephane Lucarelli

    Funk rock lesson based around C# minor scale and C# minor pentatonic scale.

    Tags: double stops, bends, strumming, C# minor, C# minor pentatonic, double stops, hammer-on, pull-off, bending, rhythm and solo, tasty solo, triads
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