We have seen how in the previous ‘Funk Tips’ video we can build a simple line and make it Funky…here I show example using muted notes and ghost notes. Simple but effective, and it’s all about the feel, so listening to the masters is a must.
In this video lesson I show some ideas for funk comping. The video is pretty self explanatory, so I’ll just sommarize by saying
1. try not to use massive chords with 6 notes, less is more.
2. break up bigger chords in smaller parts, double stops are great.
3. leave space for snare and think of your part as a piece of a bigger collage
4. look for 4ths inside chords and scales, those work great.
more tips to come in part 2…coming soon! Stay tuned.
I’ve been asked many times how to comp on your usual jazz – blues progression. Here I give a few rhythmic/harmnic tips on how to approach this topic. The form and chords of our typical jazz/blues progression can be found in this other post. The material I talk about in the video is pretty basic and straight forward, but it’s amazing how effective it is.
You can download a transcription of what I play at around 1:45 of the video HERE – (PDF file)