Ross Bolton – Funk Rhythm Guitar
May 14 2015
Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned pro, this indispensable guide will show you how to master the art of the groove! Instructor Ross Bolton has developed a clear, concise method that unravels the tricks and techniques at the heart of the unmistakable funk guitar sound. After laying down the fundamentals he moves on to cover the finer points: swing/straight 16th rhythm patterns, “hip-hop” grooves, classic funk chord voicings, single-note “bubble picking,” “skank” playing, and much more. You will learn to play both traditional and contemporary rhythm guitar parts in the styles of James Brown, Earth, Wind & Fire, Prince, and many others. Split-screen closeups seamlessly dissolve into live performances to show how the techniques are applied. Never before has this essential style been so thoughtfully organized and presented. The entire presentation is well documented in a 17-page booklet, including full musical notation and tablature.
Many videos that show you the mechanics of “how-you-do-it” – but rarely do you walk away with an understanding of “why” it works – or how to put it together yourself. This video was a real eye-opener into the way this stuff should be taught! Covers a variety of comping techniques, discusses the Mixolydian and Dorian foundation of the genre, and covers some basic chord progressions. Lots of good “rules of thumb”. Ross Bolton shows you all the basics necessary to bring you funk chops right up to speed. If you want to play funky get this tape!
Running time: 01:43:20
Video: MPEG1 320×240 (95:48) 29.97fps 1159Kbps
Audio: MPEG 48 KHz stereo 384Kbps
Booklet: Yes (PDF) + Audio
Size: 1.2 Gb