Watch the SECTION 3: Essential Lead Concepts online guitar lesson by Chris Buono from Focus On: Funk Guitar
You know the history, you got a line on the players and the sounds and you're getting your rhythm chops together - now it's time to check out how to lay down some slick licks like a true funkateer. Starting with the venerable minor pentatonic and blues scales I'll hip you to some picking techniques that will help your funk soloing have the snap it demands. From there I'll build upon those pentatonic fingerings and guide you through two must-know diatonic modes - Dorian and Mixolydian. To sweeten the deal I'll show how to beef up your solo ideas with polyphonic ideas such as octaves and two-note double stops.