Funk rhythms and funk guitar techniques are prevalent in virtually every genre of popular music today be it rock, blues, jazz, country, R&B, Latin and even metal. Why? Because funk’s phrasing, harmonic approaches, and percussive qualities will spice up any style and generate an energy and vibe that can only be described as infectious. Funk guitar is also a blast to play!
Chris Buono’s 30 Funk Rhythms You MUST Know will not only majorly expand your funk rhythm vocabulary and technique, you’ll also learn how to craft your own funk rhythm parts for virtually any style of music.
”We’ll work through a diverse range of funk guitar rhythms and techniques, in a variety of musical styles. This collection combines legendary funk rhythm ideas species up with some of my own approaches. We’ll explore essential rhythm approaches heard in classics from James Brown, The Isley Brothers, P-Funk as well as cult heroes who continue to inspire me such as Wayne Krantz and David Fiuczynski of the Screaming Headless Torsos.”
Chris will show you short rhythm patterns that bounce between chordal patterns and single note lines, medium tempo jams, how to lock in with classic funk approaches, NOLA funk from the French Quarter, odd-time funk grooves, deep down and gritty grooves, Lone Star funk grooves, mashed up Latin and metal funk, how to sweeten up your funk rhythm phrases, upbeat funk grooves, and dozens of other funk rhythm guitar approaches.
For each of the 30 funk rhythms featured in this course, Chris will first perform the rhythm part over a jam track, and then break it down for you section-by-section emphasizing the essential techniques and harmonic concepts in play.
All of the licks are tabbed and notated for your practice, reference and study purposes. You’ll also get Guitar Pro files so that you can play, loop and/or slow down the tab and notation as you work through the lessons. Plus, Chris generously includes all of the backing tracks for you to work with on your own.
Grab your guitar and let’s funk it up with Chris Buono!