Funk Rhythm Guitar

Get funky! These free video guitar lessons are designed to help you learn essential funk guitar techniques using funk chords, harmony, and groovy rhythm techniques.

Side Steppin'-- A Funk Rhythm Guitar MUST HAVE Technique

Skill Level:

Intermediate/Advanced

Summary:

The technique of extracting 2 notes from a chord voicing and approaching the those notes from a half step below is a crucial skill every funkateer must have in his bag. Since there is no term for this I'm gonna call it side steppin'.

 

Learn the most useful voicings for this along with 4 stellar funk rhythms using it in context.

The Funky Weave-Combining 2 Lines to Create Phat Funk Guitar Grooves

Skill Level:

Intermediate

Summary:

The technique of combining 2 single note muted lines is a great way to a create seriously stanky, unique funk rhythm guitar groove.

 

Learn how to do it here with 3 examples

This Little Chunk of Funk Rhythm Gold

Skill Level:

 Intermediate/Advanced

Summary:

 

The 6th to 9th chord movement is a very cool sound useful in blues and r&b but especially funky when executed with slides and upstrokes. Learn how to play this somewhat challenging movement and also apply it in 2- 2 bar funk rhythms

Skill Level:

Intermediate/Advanced

Summary:

This lesson is all about layering funk rhythm guitar parts. This is important stuff to know for a lot of reasons.

 

Learn to combine chords with double stops and single lines to create ultra funky rhythm parts.

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Skill Level:

Intermediate/Advanced

Summary:

In this part I show you a simple way to create more space in the groove. We also go over techniques such as adding slides, single note lines and hammer ons/pull off to create more interesting funk guitar rhythms. If you are creating or recording guitar parts for a song this video will help you with ideas on how to come up with parts that will work together and groove nicely.

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Skill Level:

Intermediate/Advanced

Summary:

In this lesson we go through 7 seriously stanky r&b and funk guitar rhythms and fills.

 

These all work over dominant chords, 7ths, 9ths, 13ths etc.

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Skill Level:

Intermediate

Summary:

Putting accents on the 2nd and 4th beat is a very important but seldom talked about skill...this lesson will break it down so you can keep it in the pocket!

Funk Guitar Chords | Jazz Up Your Rhythm with Quartal Harmony

Skill Level:

 Intermediate/Advanced

Summary:

In funk rhythm guitar, quartal harmony voicings can really jazz up an otherwise standard funk groove.

 

In this tutorial learn the quartal voicings you need to know and apply them right away with 2 awesome rhythms.