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

A must know funk lick component we've yet to explore is open strings. Here in Lick #47 we call upon the sounds of Leo Nocentelli once more by sifting an idea from a later-era Meters tune called "Running Fast". Settled in the 5th position A minor pentatonic scale fingering you'll use the open A, D and G strings to pogo stick from fretted notes to open string notes, creating interval leaps that would be otherwise difficult to play at this tempo.