Watch the Funk Groove online guitar lesson by Henry Johnson from Jazz Expressions
Let's break down some of the things that are happening in this tune. Right from the beginning, I'm using something called a "quote". These are melodies from other songs, that changes and becomes something else when you apply new rhythm to it. The idea is that it's close enough that people will recognize it as something they've heard before. I've put in some blues ideas to this performance, as well as double stops to make it extra bluesy.