Watch the Groove Octllective online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Rhythm Guitar Greatest Hits Vol. 1
There's no doubt, funk licks and intervals go hand in hand. So much so the next batch of must-know licks will feature an interval that makes up the core of the lick at hand. Getting this party started we look into the venerable octave through a band that, for some, may be another funk discovery - Groove Collective. Based out of the Big Apple, GC has played host to New York's finest, including guitarist Adam Rogers. This octave-driven lick captures the vibe heard in the intro "Up All Night" from the Declassified CD, where the 9th (A) is cleverly played against a groovin' Gm7 bed of disco-funk perfection. Also, note the calculated scratches, as well as the half step toggling between the A and Bb (b3rd) for added slickness.