Food for thought for FUNK! Can you and your guitar get on the one?
Welcome to the show! Whether you’re a true disciple of The One or your band just throws in a couple of James Brown tunes in the set, this video will offer a ton of useful tips and advice on how to pull off a better funk performance.
We talk about what funk actually is, before discussing the guitar’s role in classic funk music; some classic killer chords and moves; rhythm approaches and of course, some guidance on dialling in great tones.
Are you ready to get on the good foot? Hit me now!
Interesting bits & go-to sections
0:00 Intro jamming
2:30 What are we doing today?
3:38 Today’s questions
4:17 What is funk & what bands?
6:35 The role of guitar in funk
8:34 An exercise for 16th-note strumming
12:35 Chords to learn, E9
14:38 Chords to learn, Em7
15:24 Chords to learn Dom7
15:49 Chords to learn E7#9
18:00 Chords to learn Bbm13
18:54 Why you NEED a trebly sound
20:40 Chord recap
21:05 Single-note phrases
24:00 Guitar & amp choices?
25:15 Tele & Hot Rod Deluxe settings
27:00 ES-335 & Bassman amp settings
32:30 Wah with delay?
39:27 EQ & Compression, Dan
42:48 Compression, Mick
46:30 What about a DI guitar signal?
49:35 Distortion & fuzz?
50:45 MXR Blue Box
51:49 Thorpy Warthog & JAM Retrovibe
57:51 Tips for two guitars in a band