Funk Guitar Chords – Retro Style Hybrid Chord Progressions

So you want to get the funk out? Well you are in the right place. Guitar Control presents Berkley graduate and instructor Matias Rengel with a killer lesson on Funk Guitar Chords – Retro Style Hybrid Chord Progressions. Be sure to get the tabs to go along with the step by step video instruction from Matias. Enjoy!

Hey, how’s it going this is Matias Rengel with Guitar Control, and today you’re going to learn Hybrid chords if you have any question please let me down us a comment right below.


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So we’re going to start off by playing this at a slower speed will be learning hybrid chords, the basic idea of a hybrid chord is to play a chord on top of air of another note that doesn’t belong to the chord for example let’s say that we have a C you know the normal C.

We’re going to play C but instead of playing C as the root we’re going to play another note which doesn’t belong to the C chord, so let’s say we’re going to play on top of that we will be playing an F for example let’s say that we’ll be playing C major and on top of that we’re going to play D that’s the basic concept so for this particular example that I’m showing you we start off playing in a major chord and we place B the blood this is called a name an a / b / me so this is a very easy chord we’re going to and we’re going to play and place our ring finger on the 7th fret of the 6th string, our pinky finger is going to go on the 7th fret of the 4th string.

We’re not going to play the 5th string so make sure that you’re muting it with your ring finger and then we place our middle finger on the 6th fret of the 3rd string and the index finger on the 5th fret of the 2nd string. On the next quarter I’m going to play a B minor/ D, for this chord you’re going to place your index, your ring, your pinky finger and you’re going to place it on the 5th fret of the 5th string and then you place your middle finger on the 4th fret of the 4th string and your ring finger on the 4th fret of the 3rd string then you’re going to place the index fingers on the 3rd fret of the 1st string of the 2nd string, so for all the chords that I’m showing you try to play the notes that I did I’m telling you and no other notes for example don’t play in this case don’t play the six or the 1st string so you can go ahead and you can mute it either with your right hand so clearly the 1st string you’re going to mute it with your index finger but for the 6th string you can put your right there. A lot of traditional guitar players are going to tell you, to not put you’re your thumb here but honestly it’s whatever you want so it’s more comfortable for you go ahead and do it.

The next chord we’re going to play will be an A / G very simple for this one you’re going to place your index finger on the 2nd fret of the 3rd and 2nd string like that place either your whatever is more comfortable for you either your middle finger or ring finger on the 3rd fret of the 6th string and then after that we’re going to go into A ad major /A, so for this one there are many ways of planning you know you could you could play, I like to play it with my pinky finger and place it on the 7th fret of the 4th, 3rd and 2nd string and then I place my index finger on the 5th fret of the 6th string and you could just play it with the pinky that’s all and then we’re going to repeat that and change the ending here instead of going into the A into the D slash we’re going to go into the same chord that we played at the beginning this one we go into the 3rd fret , this is basically a flash G and then we go into a G slash A which is A/B, so if you’re asking what is this replacing most of the time it’s replacing the chord that would otherwise be there from the root so if I have an A/B it’s most likely replaced in some type of B so for example I would say that in this progression will go something and that’s it I mean we’re like changing different we’re adding other structure on top which changed of course the key, changed the feeling, that taste everything because for example at the end we are here and it feels like a change of this chords come from A from A moral interchange or something like that but I mean I would say like the basic thing if you want to experiment with this is to just grab a normal progression let’s say you have like an E minor something else let’s say you go into A and then we do it into an F and then to G so for example you could start off by then you can change when you go you could change you could go here is totally different and then you going to G and you could go into a let’s say D major and that’s it that’s the basic concept of it just practice like come up with your own progressions or if you have any if you have any provisions you’ve been playing for a while and you feel like it’s boring you know or do  you want to like expand your core knowledge and you want to expand and come up with new provisions yeah let’s try this exercise just combine different chords with different roots and it’s going to be something new and there you have it.

 I hope you enjoyed this lesson that you’re able to incorporate hybrid chords into your daily playing I would love to know what you think about this lesson so please leave down a comment right below also remember to click on the link in the description or annotation to get the tab I would also love to know what you would like me to teach you next so please leave a comment right below telling me what you like my next lesson to be don’t forget to subscribe on our You Tube Channel and we’ll see you in our next video lessons, thanks for watching.

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