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Watch the Monk Funk online guitar lesson by Chris Buono from 50 Funk Guitar Licks You MUST Know

To officially focus on the interval of a 4th (two were played at the tail end of Lick #16, "Native Eight"), the pure genius heard within funky monk John Frusciante's work on Blood Sugar Sex Magik is again upon us. Taking hold of the funky hemiola heard in countless James Brown vamps, this lick calls upon the vibe from a tune called "If You Have To Ask", where Frusciante whizzes through four bars of clanky 4ths (C-F) played on the 2nd and 3rd strings. The cherry on top is the way he adds a biting #4, or tritone, between the b3rd and 6th (F-B) on the upper strings, which reveals the D dorian vibe contained within the lick.