Easy Funky Riff in the Key of A – Rhythm Guitar Lesson on Funk Riff

Easy Funky Riff in the Key of A - Rhythm Guitar Lesson on Funk Riff


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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. Let’s check it out.

This is quite a funky little riff in the key of A
and it’s basically based on a counter-melody. What
I mean by that is there is a melody going all the
way through and the bass notes change. So you’ve
got this melody. And then the bass notes change.

So we start in A on the 5th fret, then we’re
going to play A on the 7th fret of the B string,
then G and A again. So all together.

We’re going to play C on the 5th fret of
the G string and then we’re going to go
back to A on the 7th fret of the B string
and then play G. So all together.

In terms of picking, I can’t say that I’m really
thinking about it. I think the important thing is
to have your muting technique sort of nailed so
that you can just kind of feel it thing. When it
comes to groove-based music I’ve found if you get
too clinical about it, it kind of looses the point.
So as long as you feel the groove and you’re
confident about your muting, it should work.

So the first part is… What you’re going to do
is you’re going to go to G on the E string and
then you’re going to play the exact same counter-melody.
Then you’re going to go to F sharp. All together…

Now there’s a slight alteration. So then we’re
going to go to F and then we’re going to head to
A on the B string, then G on the 5th fret of the B
string, then back to A and that’s as far as we’re
going to go this time. So we’re going to play the
entire counter-melody and we’re going to conclude
the lick by playing the low E and then play G and A.
So all together, slowly.

I hope you really enjoyed this and feel free to stay tuned for more licks. Cheers.

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