Watch the Mother Funker online guitar lesson by TrueFire from 50 Licks Greatest Hits Vol. 2

Lesson Source: Corey Congilio's 50 Blues Rhythms

So, I said that 13 chords sound jazzy.

I stand by that comment but, in this example we're using this 13th shape to play a cool funky blues rhythm example.

I want to continually show you these chords in different contexts. I didn't want to constantly play shuffle and swing rhythms. Frankly, that would just get old!

The move from a 13th to a 9th chord is common in funk playing. I thought I'd work this idea into a 12 bar concept for even more clarity. Now - go get your funk on!