Hey, this is Matias Rengel with Guitar Control, today you’ll be learning “Five Beginner Funk Rhythms” that are going to take you completely into the world of funk guitar.
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The first rhythm that we’re going to learn is super easy, we’re going to grab a D major 7, index on the 2nd fret of the 3rd string bring on the 3rd fret of the 2nd string and middle finger on the 2nd fret on the 1st string.
What am I doing here am picking four times the D major and I keep my hand moving constantly. You got to remember the actual rhythm like singing. After hitting it four times I remove the pressure and then after I hit it again and again I remove the pressure. Now we’re going into a G and alternative of is a g major which is going to be a G and then you’re going to A major.
For this 4th fret of the 3rd string and your index finger on the 3rd fret of a 2nd and 1st string down. The chords are not super important right now but I’m going to show you anyway, the 1st chord index on the 5th fret of the 3rd, 2nd, 1st string, you do this and every time after you hear it you remove the pressure and at the end you’re going to hit a mid-string on the new chord in the new column the new chord is going to be the 5th fret of the 4th string, 3rd fret of the 2nd string and then go into the 5th fret of the 1st string and then bring this chord to 4th.
Check this out we’re going to play a different, we’re going with our index finger and play the entire 2nd fret with our middle finger and then play the 3rd fret. Now let’s break it down, what I’m doing is putting my index finger on the 2nd fret and then my middle on the 3rd fret of the 2nd string and then with the ring finger into the 3rd fret of the 1st string and playing with those two positions with the ring finger on and off.
For our last rhythm, it’s going to have more complicated rhythm but is the coolest one, so let me play it slower. Actually it’s very simple we’re going to place our index finger on the 5th fret of the 3rd, 2nd, and 1st string and play it three times then we go down but instead of using our index finger we used our ring finger. That’s all for today I hope you’ve enjoyed this lesson and as usual don’t forget to subscribe to our You Tube Channel and we’ll see you in our next video lessons, thanks for watching.
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