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rhcp_freak  
28 Dec 2006 09:08 | Quote
Posts: 15
hi. i just wondered if anyone knew where to find any lessons on funk. ive looked on google and found a good lesson, but does anyone know where else i could find good funk lessons?
blackholesun  
5 Jan 2007 05:48 | Quote
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www.ultimate-guitar.com have a good one i think. There's not really much to know about funk though. Turn your distortion off and turn your guitar volume and tone controls up. Use a 16th beat rhythm, use plenty of fret hand muting, and stick mostly to the minor pentatonic. For chords, stick to partial barre shapes on the top 3 or 4 strings and use chords such as 7ths and 9ths. Keep your hand moving up and down otherwise the funk will sound a bit sloppy. listen to the album bloodsugarsexmagik for good ideas, particually "mellowship slinky", "the righteous and the wicked", "apache rose peacock" and "sir psycho sexy".

i suggest buying the tab book. it's useful because very few internet tabs give any ideas about rhythm, which funk is all about.

also check out that bit of tab i put on the crybaby post. you don't necessarily need a wah to get funky, but it does help. use could also experiment with chorus and phasers.

hope this helps. if you don't understand anything then ask :)
blackholesun  
5 Jan 2007 05:48 | Quote
Joined: 04 Jan 2007
United Kingdom
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www.ultimate-guitar.com have a good one i think. There's not really much to know about funk though. Turn your distortion off and turn your guitar volume and tone controls up. Use a 16th beat rhythm, use plenty of fret hand muting, and stick mostly to the minor pentatonic. For chords, stick to partial barre shapes on the top 3 or 4 strings and use chords such as 7ths and 9ths. Keep your hand moving up and down otherwise the funk will sound a bit sloppy. listen to the album bloodsugarsexmagik for good ideas, particually "mellowship slinky", "the righteous and the wicked", "apache rose peacock" and "sir psycho sexy".

i suggest buying the tab book. it's useful because very few internet tabs give any ideas about rhythm, which funk is all about.

also check out that bit of tab i put on the crybaby post. you don't necessarily need a wah to get funky, but it does help. use could also experiment with chorus and phasers.

hope this helps. if you don't understand anything then ask :)
rhcp_freak  
6 Jan 2007 11:20 | Quote
Posts: 15
thanks, it really does help :D. i frequently use ultimate-guitar.com and have seen the funk lesson on it. i would've also posted this there, but ive been banned from the website:(


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