Watch the Groove Octllective online guitar lesson by Chris Buono from 50 Funk Guitar Licks You MUST Know
There's no doubt, funk licks and intervals go hand in hand. So much so the next batch of must-know licks will feature an interval that makes up the core of the lick at hand. Getting this party started we look into the venerable octave through a band that, for some, may be another funk discovery - Groove Collective. Based out of the Big Apple, GC has played host to New York's finest, including guitarist Adam Rogers. This octave-driven lick captures the vibe heard in the intro "Up All Night" from the Declassified CD, where the 9th (A) is cleverly played against a groovin' Gm7 bed of disco-funk perfection. Also, note the calculated scratches, as well as the half step toggling between the A and Bb (b3rd) for added slickness.