Join Jared Meeker for an in-depth discussion in this video Acoustic funk split strumming, part of Acoustic Guitar Lessons: Intermediate.
- All right, now let's cover some funk split strumming.…So, even as you're holding a chord down…you don't always have to strum all six strings.…It sounds really more percussive…and has more dynamic ability if you…go between some of the bass strings…and some of the treble strings, kind of like...…Let's work on an example that kind of focuses…on what you can do with this split strum idea.…Here's the first example of that.…
One, two, three, four.…All right, this next example is called…Funkalicious Booty Shaking Groove Number One,…and basically, it stays on the treble strings…for the full groove, but you kind of just hit…the bass notes at the down beat right at the beginning.…
Check this one out.…One, two, three, four.…And now for Funkalicious Booty Shaking Groove Number Two.…Now, this one just mixes it up a little bit more…between the bass notes and the treble notes.…So, check it out.…One, two, three, four.…
- Flatpicking arpeggios
- Tuning with harmonics
- Bending strings and vibrato
- Creating a monster funk groove
- Blurring the line between rhythm and lead
- Mapping the fretboard in boxes
- Getting creative with open strings
Skill Level Intermediate
1. New Colors and Textures
2. New Grooves and Styles
3. Pentatonic Possibilities
4. Mapping the Fretboard in Boxes
6. Introducing Alternate Tunings
Conclusion and credits2m 22s
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