Watch the Funk Jam Part 3 online guitar lesson by Stu Hamm from Stu Hamm U: Bass Basics

Now let’s put together everything that we have been working on to this point and play one of our charts in the funk style. We’ll be playing example #3 as an A Minor funk jam. Our starting point is to play the roots of the chords on the downbeats when the chords change in the same rhythm as the kick drum, and we’ll spice it up by adding some octaves and I’ll show you how to go a whole step down from the root to the minor 7th to get a sound that you will surely recognize, and will end up using a lot in your funk career.