Watch the Major One Action online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Rock Guitar 7: Style Variations

Major One Action - Breakdown is a video guitar lesson presented by Oz Noy and is sourced from Essentials: Funk Rhythm Guitar.


By using a major triad in this track we can get a new, unique funk sound. The one beat drives the groove here, accenting on it and then muting until the next bar. I've experimented around with the fills here, adding some Rolling Stones and Hendrix inspired lines into the rhythm, also using a phaser effect to make the accents pop. For the second guitar part we'll develop a line based on the D7, bringing in some blues pentatonic ideas to move it around.