Guitar Lessons

Fusion Lessons

Fusion borrows the improvisational aspects of jazz - but with more modern groove and tone.


  • Single Note Funk

    by Diego Budicin

    Intermediate level funk study: A linear alternate picking sequence of melodies. Get in the pocket!

    Tags: alternate picking, palm muting, legato, funk, groove, melancholic, D minor, continuous picking, accents
  • Finding the right notes

    by Dallton Santos

    My thought process when targeting the "right notes" in a fusion context.

    Tags: fusion, rock fusion, fusion guitar licks, guitar improvisation, strong notes, outside notes, outside playing, Allan Holdsworth, Shawn Lane, Greg Howe, Guthrie Govan ibanez, Am dorian, Cm dorian
  • Country Fusion

    by Chris Shofner

    Chicken picking over a 'hip' backing track.

    Tags: Danny Gatton, Jerry Donahue, Jim Campilongo, Brad paisley, Brent Mason, chicken picking, double-stops, octaves, behind the nut bend, Dm7, D minor
  • 16th Shuffle Solo

    by Guido Bungenstock

    Get comfortable with the 16th Shuffle rhythm to spice up your vocabulary!

    Tags: Shuffle, blues, rock, fusion, jazz, pentatonics, altered scale, A altered Dominant Mode, A Minor
  • Funky Melody & Rhythm

    by Javier Aviles

    Funky style song with easy melody & rhythm

    Tags: picking, rhythm, chords, pocket, groove, groovy, A minor
  • Minor Pentatonic Voicings

    by Dallton Santos

    Create modern sounding chord voicings by using the minor pentatonic scale

    Tags: chords, stretch, advanced chords, suspended, fourth, pop, fusion, C Lydian, B Dorian
  • Fresh Funk Grooves

    by Diego Budicin

    Combine strumming and single note rhythms to build powerful modern funk harmony.

    Tags: Strumming, Rhythms, Harmony, Chord Melody, Alternate Picking, Legato, Hammer On, Pull Off, Vulfpeck, Greg Howe, Guthrie Govan, Nile Rodgers, Mark Lettieri, E minor
  • Brazilian Fusion

    by Dallton Santos

    Fusion soloing over brazilian samba style

    Tags: samba, fusion, rock fusion, brazilian, jazz, Pixinguinha, Ary Barroso, Zimbo Trio, Chick Corea, F# minor
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  • Jazz Funk Licks

    by Stephane Lucarelli

    In this lesson you'll find some ideas of jazz phrasing over a funk/groove backing track. A good way to develop and improve your musical vocabulary.

    Tags: arpeggios, chromaticism, D minor blues, D dorian, improvisation, soloing, Rhythm placement, patterns, jazz licks
  • Salsa Rhythm

    by Gerardo Siere

    Four salsa chord patterns based on a given bass line.

    Tags: bass line, Latin, C minor, fingerstyle, chord patterns, cuba, latin folk, traditional, rhythm, timing, following the chords, arranging, nylon guitar strings
  • Funk Rhythm

    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
  • 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
  • Minor 9 Fusion

    by Vasilije Vukmirovic

    Phrasing over minor 9/maj progressions.

    Tags: fusion, jazz fusion, G minor, G harmonic minor, string skipping, john petrucci, liquid tension, triplets, timing, jazz improvisation
  • Funky/Disco Rhythm

    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
  • Mixolydian Fusion Licks

    by Stephane Lucarelli

    Improve your phrasing by learning some fusion licks using the C mixolydian mode.

    Tags: C Mixolydian, phrasing, licks, fusion, jazz, chromatic, string skipping, chromaticism, fusion licks, fusion lines, phrases, hybrid picking, economy picking
  • Latin Rhythms: Bolero & Cha-cha-cha

    by Gerardo Siere

    Rhythm patterns for your right hand suitable for Bolero and Cha-cha-cha

    Tags: latin, common harmonic progression, percussive, chord progression, fingerstyle, chords, rhythm variations, comping, Argentina, Folk
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