Funk Rhythm Guitar Lesson – Learn a Popular Funk Chord Progression

In this funk guitar lesson you will learn 4 ways to play one of the most popular funk guitar chord progressions the ivm – vm – im. Just a few songs that include this progression are “Let’s Groove” by Earth, Wind & Fire – “Ladies Night” by Kool & The Gang – and “Ain’t No Stopping Us Now” by McFadden & Whitehead. In this lesson you will learn 4 different ways of approaching the rhythm guitar with these chord changes.

1:13 Pattern #1 Learn to play the chord progression in Nile Rodgers style.
3:22 Pattern #2 Learn the rhythm that used these changes on “Ain’t No Stopping Us Now”.
4:36 Pattern #3 Learn to strip down the chords to just 3rds and how to embellish with neighboring intervals.
7:50 Pattern #4 Get the full breakdown of the rhythm on the video intro – a super funky take on the progression using bass notes with the thumb.

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