Funk Lead Guitar

Funk lead guitar is all about phrasing, articulation and feel. These funk lead lessons will help you develop your playing while teaching you some stanky funk licks for your arsenal.

Inserting Funkalicious Unison Bends In Your Lead Lines

Skill Level:

Intermediate

Summary:

Replacing single notes with unison bends in your lead lines is a super easy way to get unique, funkalicious sounds. Learn 3 great examples in today's lesson.

Unison Slides- 5 Funky Licks for Benson-Green Vibes

Skill Level:

Advanced

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Unison Slides are a great device to use to get some sweet jazz-funk vibes into your lead guitar playing. You can hear great players such as George Benson, Grant Green and Melvin Sparks using this technique with amazing results

4 Super Funky Grant Green Licks

Skill Level:

 Intermediate/Advanced

Summary:

 

Here are 4 more super funky Grant Green licks by request!

Sextuplets | The Secret Sauce of Funky Phrasing

Skill Level:

 Intermediate/Advanced

Summary:

While 16th notes are definitely the backbone of funk phrasing, the use of sextuplets(or 16th note triplets) are really the secret sauce which can make your phrasing stand out and reach new heights of stankiness. In this video learn how to count them, and learn 2 common phrasing patterns using them with 4 lick examples.

Skill Level:

Intermediate

Summary:

Learn a very simple 5 note pattern derived from the Dorian mode. This easy to remember hourglass shape is completely moveable and full of amazing lick possibilities.

 

Learn which notes to bend, chromatic passing tones and even double stops available in this pattern.

Skill Level:

Intermediate/Advanced

Summary:

In this lesson we learn 7 super funky licks to play over funk grooves. Most of these are coming out of the pentatonic or blues scale. They are all easily moveable to other keys.

 

These Licks are inspired by the great organ players such as Jimmy Smith and Joey DeFrancesco.

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Skill Level:

Intermediate

Summary:

In "5 Easy Chromatic Funk Guitar Licks" we are using a little bit of chromaticism to add so spice to lines. These all work really well over dominant 7th chords.

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Skill Level:

Intermediate

Summary:

This very useful approach teaches you how you can dramatically improve your funk lead phrasing by creating rhythmic phrasing patterns and experimenting with the blues scale over them.

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Skill Level:

Intermediate

Summary:

Learn how to apply the dorian mode musically by using intervalic leaps of 6ths to come up with interested licks you would otherwise probably never think of.

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