Watch the Fifth-a-delic online guitar lesson by Chris Buono from 50 Funk Guitar Licks You MUST Know

Coming off the 5th-laden sounds on "Soul Kiss '72", the lick you have here brings back the powerhouse presence of George Clinton's Funkadelic. This lick looks back at the use of 5ths within the main riff of a tune called "Let's Take It To the Stage", where the Hampton/Shider duo lay down a cool alternative to the more common intervals of 3rds the 4ths that would be the usual suspects in a scenario such as this. As the lick swings in A, notice the continued focus on the b7th and how it's played as a G5 chord - another cool fifth-ified alternative that gives a way to play the b7th degree, as opposed to playing it as a single note.