Watch the Bring in Da Funk online guitar lesson by Jeff McErlain from 50 Blues Guitar Licks You MUST Know

Let's add a little James Brown into the mix, just like Jimi and Stevie did. A funk blues can really add to your set and get people moving. This lick introduces the use of the thumb playing the bass note over the top of the neck to play off of while playing 16th rhythms with the pick hand. Fret hand muting is essential to this style of playing , if you will have many unwanted notes and it will sound really bad! My pick hand keeps the 16th notes going and that is what really propels the groove. Jimi used this technique on “Killing Floor”.

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