Funk guitar style is definitely a departure from my normal stomping grounds of classical guitar and metal guitar. But, it offers a fun way to practice bar chords, hammer ons, and strumming rhythms and syncopation. Here are a few things to consider:
- Count the rhythms. Remember, 16th notes are “1-e-and-a 2-e-and-a” etc. Synchronize your counting with your pick alternating down-up-down-up. This will really help you learn songs not only in the funk guitar style, but in other styles as well – especially acoustic guitar songs.
- Your bar-finger should be snug right up against the fret wire. If is is not in the sweet-spot, the tone will suffer, and the hammer-on will not be nearly as audible.
- Tap your foot. If you can tap your foot as you play this, my hat is off to you kind sir or ma’am. Your rhythm is doing well.Try it – it’s a challenge.
Nate from Richards Guitar Studio shows you how to play funk guitar style chords and strumming. Learn bar chords, minor 7 chords, strumming rhythms, and left hand muting.
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