Watch the Sheik online guitar lesson by Chris Buono from 30 Funk Rhythms You MUST Know
Here you have a challenging four bars in Fm where you jump from top string voicings that serve as ways to play extended harmonies to syncopated single note ideas that build on a theme. Bars 1 & 3 start off with what is literally Ebsus4 and Ebsus2 respectively. The purpose of these tightly voiced triads is to combine with Steve's bass line to create an overall Fm11 sound. Both chords are followed by a call & response setup between the two punch comped melodies. The same intention is planted in Bars 2 & 4 where you can hear a related theme in the ideas.