Complete guitar course


Welcome To The School Of Funk!

Hi everyone,

Bobby here. I realize it’s been a long time since our last blog, but I only returned home yesterday from Brit Floyd’s 13 week, 65 gig tour of the US and Canada. I’m feeling a little jetlagged, so if I fall asleep while writing this, I can only apologizzzzzzz… WHAT?  Sorry, I genuinely drifted off for a second there.

I could ramble on and on with tales from the road, but I thought I’d concentrate on all things FretHub for now. There’s great news for funk lovers. We have fantastic, fresh new lesson content available in FretHub’s ever-growing Intermediate section, entitled Funk Rhythm Guitar.

We can confidently say that we now have what can only be described as the definitive guide to funk guitar playing. In this 7-part series of lessons, Nick demonstrates a wealth of valuable techniques and ideas for both classic and modern funk.

Regardless of your playing style, you’re likely to find yourself performing a funky rhythm guitar part at some point in your musical future. This comprehensive module will teach you all the common chord voicings, inversions and techniques used on popular funk records by artists ranging from James Brown to The Red Hot Chili Peppers.

You will learn groove-based vamping ideas, made popular by Nile Rogers of Chic, as well as developing other crucial skills, such as leaving space and locking in with your bass player and drummer.

Nick also teaches you rhythmic strumming and muting techniques; choppy, percussive single-note lines; how to use fills in your riffs; tips for applying dynamics and even some blues-based 12-bar ideas.
If you want to take your rhythm guitar playing to the next level, this series of videos is for you.

As always, both Nick and myself would like to take this opportunity to extend a very warm welcome to all our new members and also to thank our long-serving, loyal FretHubbers for their continuing support. Don’t forget, in addition to FretHub’s homepage, you can also follow us on Twitter and ‘Like’ our Facebook page.

I just wanted to wrap things up by letting you know that we intend to film a wealth of new lesson content over the coming months and we’re sure you’ll like what we have to offer.

Have a great week and thanks, once again, for continuing to learn guitar online with FretHub.

All the best,

Bobby and Nick

View from the stage. Brit Floyd, Salt Lake City, Utah. Photo by Ian Cattell.

View from the stage. Brit Floyd, Salt Lake City, Utah. Photo by Ian Cattell.