Guitar Lessons





Funk Lessons

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


Latest

  • Funk Rock Atmoshperes

    by Diego Budicin

    Sequence of grooves based on the C# Dorian mode!

    Tags: modern fusion, Dorian, Modes, Alternate Picking, Groove, Timing, Greg Howe, Guthrie Govan, C# Dorian
    Difficulty7
  • Big Band Funk Grooves

    by Diego Budicin

    Work on your funk guitar skills in a big band context.

    Tags: tower of power, snarky puppy, mark lettieri, greg howe, alternate picking, palm muting, stopped notes, ghost notes, rhythms, funk, fusion, F# Blues
    Difficulty6
  • 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
    Difficulty6
  • 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
    Difficulty5
  • 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
    Difficulty8
  • 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
    Difficulty7
  • 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
    Difficulty7
  • 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
    Difficulty6
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Golden Oldies

  • 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: funky, scratching, funk chords, B dorian, triads, funk groove, chords, octave chords, palm muting, left hand muting, picking, funk feel groove, blues patterns
    Difficulty5
  • 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
    Difficulty6
  • 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
    Difficulty4
  • Jamiroquai Style

    by Alejandro Pinero

    Lesson based in the style of this British funk band.

    Tags: E minor, E Phrygian, strumming, phrasing, funk groove, clean tone, rhythm, minor keys, phrygian mode, Maroon 5, groovy, fingerstyle, fingerpicking
    Difficulty3
  • Triads & Comping

    by Stephane Lucarelli

    Triads are very useful and ideal for comping - easy to finger, for chordal enrichment and great to create some melodic movement in your comping.

    Tags: rhythm, scratching, C Major, C Major triad, G Major triad, F Major triad, strumming, funk groove, chordal enrichment, voicings, melodic movement
    Difficulty3
  • Slapping Technique for Guitar

    by Stephane Lucarelli

    Various progressive exercises to master the Slap & Pop technique on the guitar.

    Tags: slap, E dorian, funk, percussive, slapping, popping, slap guitar, funk, pop, bass technique, exercises, workout, training
    Difficulty5
  • Wah-Wah Beginner Exercises

    by Ivan Milenkovic

    We are going to cover the basics of wah wah playing on the guitar. This lesson contains wah wah pedal use, right leg exercises, coordination of hands and right leg.

    Tags: effect pedal, coordination, B minor pentatonic, phrasing, pentatonic solo, staccato, exercise, timing, independence, using pedals
    Difficulty3
  • Funky Chords

    by Joe Kataldo

    A nice and tight funk with some fresh chords.

    Tags: A dorian, strumming, chord, funk chords, Small Chords Fragments, chord progression, timing, groove, comping, groovy, right hand training
    Difficulty5
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