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Creating a Funk Groove

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Lesson Run Time: 58 minutes / Release Date: 08/06/2011

In this week’s Willie Answers, we will be covering fast funk grooves. More importantly, we will discuss how to create a groove between you and one other instrument. Often, we find ourselves in “non-traditional” situations like piano and drums only. In this lesson, I’ll show you how to create a ‘simple’ groove, how to put it together in sections, how to do some groove improvisation and use outside chords to create an interesting sound.

Other Chapters in this Piano Lesson:

Two-measure phrase intro pt 1
Two-measure phrase intro pt 2
A section (m3-m4)
A section (m3-m4) pt 2
A section (m5)
B section Funkadiddle
Solo Section Groove
Solo Section Groove pt 2
Turnaround – Ending