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Watch the 30 Funk Rhythms You MUST Know online guitar lesson by Chris Buono from 30 Funk Rhythms You MUST Know

Hey, this is Chris Buono, and welcome to 30 Funk Rhythms You MUST Know. Funk rhythms and funk guitar techniques are in virtually every genre of music today, be it rock, blues, jazz, country, R&B, Latin, and even metal. Why? Because the sky's the limit when it comes to phrasing, harmonic approaches, and the percussive possibilities. What's more, the overall energy and vibe is infectious! Bottom line: Funk guitar is a blast to play.

In this collection of 30 Funk Rhythms You MUST Know, we'll work through a diverse range of funk guitar rhythms and techniques in a variety of musical styles. This collection of funk rhythms is a combination of legendary funk rhythm ideas combined with my own approaches to the techniques contained within them. 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. Rounding it out will be funk rhythms that make use of various techniques including my punch comping technique introduced in my debut TrueFire course, Funk Fission.

I'll demonstrate each of the rhythms over a backing track and then break it down note-by-note, move-by-move. Everything is tabbed and notated, plus you'll get all of the rhythm tracks featuring my good friend and monster bass player Steve Jenkins to work with on your own.

Ready? Let's do it to it!