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Instructor
Jonny May
Workshop
Intermediate
00:56:07

Master the funk and smooth jazz styles! You’ll learn the funk progression, 3 right hand chord options, 4 right hand rhythm options, 6 bass lines, and 6 licks.

Course Objectives
  • Learn the most common Funk & Smooth Jazz progression
  • Explore 3 right hand chord options, from simple shells to rich 9th chords
  • Discover 4 right hand rhythm options to make your rhythms interesting
  • Learn 6 essential Funk & Smooth Jazz bass lines
  • Master 6 essential Funk & Smooth jazz licks & riffs
Learning Focus
  • Accompanying
  • Basslines
  • Chords
  • Groove
  • Improvisation
Featured Reviews

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Great course for first steps in funk and smooth jazz!
Learned nice licks
Fun course
Learning "Mr Magic" and this course goes perfectly with it! :)
Lots of great tips and tricks
This type of course is so much more enjoyable because it’s not based on playing scales. Applying what we learn of chord structure to a lick, for example, is more meaningful & easier to remember than studying scales in isolation.
Really fun, great grooves
That was a really funky lesson and the backing track was awesome to jam to. Thanks Jonny!
Good lesson
Learned new skills as always.

Course Lessons

1
Funk & Smooth Jazz Grooves & Licks 1 – Lesson 1
8:13

Funk Progression & 3 Right Hand Chord Options

2
Funk & Smooth Jazz Grooves & Licks 1 – Lesson 2
5:46

4 Right Hand Funk & Smooth Jazz Rhythms

3
Funk & Smooth Jazz Grooves & Licks 1 – Lesson 3
12:17

Funk & Smooth Jazz Bass Lines #1-3

4
Funk & Smooth Jazz Grooves & Licks 1 – Lesson 4
9:40

Funk & Smooth Jazz Bass Lines #4-6

5
Funk & Smooth Jazz Grooves & Licks 1 – Lesson 5
12:40

6 Funk & Smooth Jazz Licks and Riffs

Featured Reviews

View PWJ member reviews of this course!

Great course for first steps in funk and smooth jazz!
Learned nice licks
Fun course
Learning "Mr Magic" and this course goes perfectly with it! :)
Lots of great tips and tricks
This type of course is so much more enjoyable because it’s not based on playing scales. Applying what we learn of chord structure to a lick, for example, is more meaningful & easier to remember than studying scales in isolation.
Really fun, great grooves
That was a really funky lesson and the backing track was awesome to jam to. Thanks Jonny!
Good lesson
Learned new skills as always.
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