Hey, everybody. This is George Meyers on behalf
of Guitar Control. I do hope that you enjoy this
lick and you will find the transcription on the
link under the video. Lets check it out.
This is a really, really cool lick and its fairly
challenging because it is expanded all over the strings
set. Its really important that you have nailed your
muting technique before tackling things like that. Really,
a simple way to go about it is to start by picking a scale
and try playing this scale accenting every note by doing
quite wide motions and making sure youre not hearing any
other noise but the one out of the scale. Because what you
have to think about, funk music is very expressive and i
ts all about the groove. So you cannot be too careful.
You want to be able to play freely without having any
noise in between notes. So let me explain the riff.
Were going to start on A on the 5th fret of the low E
string. Ill start it with a downstroke. Then what Im
doing is Im playing G on the 8th fret of the B string.
As you can see its quite a big leap, with an upstroke.
Then heading over to the D on the G string; and C on the
G string; and A on the B string; then G on the D string.
Then A on the D string; back to C on the G string. So
weve got that little melody going on.
This is the first part. The second part starts on A again.
We head to G on the B string; then D on the G string; then
C on the G string; and A on the D string; then G on the D
string; and then we do a really cool slide.
So what were going to do is were going to start on D
on the G string, slide to E on the G string, so D is heard
very, very briefly. Its got to be quite a rapid slide.
Then end on C on the G string.
Now, Ive seen quite a lot of people play funk music
and a lot of the times you can see people performing
and trying to be a bit too careful. I mean, funk music
is all about fun and dancing, so I quite like sometimes
when its not actually 100% clean, when you can get a
bit of the noise and a bit of the grittiness, but its
all about attitude. So when you practice that kind of
music youve got to really mean it because the way
youre going to practice it is going to reflect the
way youre going to perform it at a gig or even with
your friends or whatever.
I hope you enjoyed that. See you soon.