Watch the Inventive Chord Fragments online guitar lesson by Carl Verheyen from S.W.A.T. Rhythm

Using small parts of chords instead of the whole chord I'm able to make little melodic figures up and down the neck. It's hard to define funky, but my use of the #9 and 7th chord with the tri-tone on the bottom instantly makes the D7 vamp head in the right direction.