Watch the Funk Style Soloing online guitar lesson by Robbie Calvo from Guitar Interactives

PRINCIPLE 46 - FUNK STYLE SOLOS

Playing lead lines over a Funk groove is simply the best experience and fun you can have as a guitarist. We can choose to play simple rhythmic phrases or more complex and fluid 16th note fluorishes. We can also choose to target the chord tones or simply play modally targeting the tonal center each time depending on the complexity of the chord progression.

The techniques employed are the same as most other genre’s of music but we can add wah wah to our sound and repeat single note lines to bring out the flavor of the funk!