Funk/R&B Guitar

Learn deep funk/r&b guitar.

These hands-on exercises, licks, and technical explanations will help you play in the style of Prince, James Brown, Kool and the Gang, Sly and the Family Stone, Jimi Hendrix, Curtis Mayfield, Soulive, and other great artists, spanning from old school to contemporary funk/r&b grooves. The CD features demonstration and practice tracks, played by the Boston-based r&b/funk group, the Thaddeus Hogarth Band. Guitar tablature, fretboard diagrams, and traditional notation are included. You will learn how to:

  • Play lead lines and build solos
  • Understand and use scales over funk/r&b harmonies
  • Create rhythm-guitar parts that support funk/r&b grooves
  • Bend strings to expand your palette of scales, harmonies, and ornamentation
  • Use articulations, such as muting, sliding, plucking, and others
  • Use characteristic funk/r&b amplification and effects such as distortion, wah-wah, envelope filters, chorus, and more
  • Gain facility with all these tools via time-tested exercises

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