Watch the This Is Hip! online guitar lesson by Chris Buono from 50 Funk Guitar Licks You MUST Know
It could be said funk music and the like is rife with unsung guitar heroes. Well, '50 Funk Licks You Must Know' aims to change that notion by bringing to light some of funk's forgotten. Forgotten in name and not music, one guitarist that's most likely not at the tip of your tongue is Bruce Conte. While the name might not ring a bell, his deft guitar work sounded the alarm warning us all that one of the baddest funk tunes ever, Tower of Power's "What is Hip?" was getting its groove on. With just a touch of overdrive, totally cool, spare phrasing, and a superb command of offbeat 16ths (there they are again), Bruce killed it. To pick one lick from this masterpiece was futile, so here's a snapshot of the entire solo. Dig it!