Watch the Get Off Your Arse! online guitar lesson by Chris Buono from 50 Funk Guitar Licks You MUST Know
I thought it would be apropos to close out '50 Funk Licks You Must Know' with licks from the motherload camps of Funkadelic and James Brown. Lick #49 is all over Michael Hampton's tough-as-nails amalgamation of space-age mothership funk and pure muscle rock pentatonic bravado, as heard in his solo during "Get Off Your Ass and Jam". When it's your turn to solo and you need to come out fightin', play this lick--it's pure power and then some. Laid out in C#m, this lick rips through 11th position whole step components of the minor pentatonic scale that finally ends with a forever classic blues idea, proving once more there's never a shortage of great pent licks and the blues is all over the funk.