Watch the Dorian: Funk Brothers online guitar lesson by Robbie Calvo from 30 Modal Progressions You MUST Know

"Funk Brothers" is a nice swing 16th groove in the key of G. However, the tonal center is Ami7; the II Chord in G. In Roman numerals, this progression would be stated as a VI - III - II.

I played the groove pretty straightforward, but you could really add some funky rhythm guitar to this progression to give it some swagger like Huggy Bear...your choice. If you solo over this funky puppy, try using A Dorian obviously, but don't negate the urge for some E minor pentatonic and A minor pentatonic loveliness!