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Watch the Funky Hip online guitar lesson by Brad Carlton from Chord Studies: Jazz Funk Vol. 1

This study uses a great funk chord: the 13#9 chord. What we're playing here is a G13#9 but without a 5th and without a root because again, the bass player is going to have those notes covered. The F (b7) and the B (3) are your guide tones here, and you'll notice that the hand formation stays consistent as you switch voicings. This is because the interval between the voicings is an augmented 4th or diminished 5th. This is a great groove to practice some funky rhythms on.