Funk Essentials Level 1Back to courses
In this 20 lesson course, we'll be taking your funk playing from absolute scratch, all the way up to confidently playing through 3 full funk tracks! These tracks span from early James Brown-style grooves to modern Bruno Mars style funky pop, and plenty in between.
In unit 1, our focus is to get your right and left-hand synced up and hyper funky! It's important to build it up gradually, mastering each element at a time. So, we kick off with the focus on the 16th note strumming.
In this unit we will work through our first full funk track, learning how the guitar player sits amongst the band in a "James Brown era" style groove.
In this unit we'll be turning our attention to the minor 7th CAGED chords, to ensure we learn these fantastic chord shapes across the neck.
For our final unit, we will be bringing together every single element that we have learnt so far, plus a whole lot more to piece together the final track! This track is a more modern, Bruno Mars style track that uses a range of funk techniques.