Funk & Smooth Jazz Piano – Track 1

Follow this Learning Track to get started with the funk and smooth jazz style.

Section 1

Improvisation

Explore funk improvisation techniques.

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Funky Blues Soloing 1

Master the soloing techniques of Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder, & Richard Tee with this comprehensive course.  Learn soloing scales, lower/upper position, line building tips, riffs, & more.

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Funk Improvisation

The most comprehensive Funk improv course! Learn the Funk progression, how to build sweet 4, 5, & 6-note lines, funky riffs, and funk left hand bass accompaniments.

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10 Essential Funky Blues Riffs & Licks (Piano)

Learn 10 Awesome Funky Blues Riffs And Licks For Piano Using Syncopation, Turns, Runs, and Harmonized Notes. Easy And Advanced Patterns For Both Hands!

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How to Play a Funk Piano Solo

Learn to play a funk piano solo using essential techniques for beginner and intermediate pianists such as Funky 4ths, Stacked 4ths and the C Blues Scale.

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Section 2

Tunes & Grooves

Learn Funk and Smooth Jazz Grooves & Rhythms

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Funk & Smooth Jazz Grooves & Licks 1

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.

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Herbie Hancock Funk Blues Piano Chords

If you love Herbie Hancock and funk piano, then you'll love this easy lesson including a sweet pentatonic funk riff, chords, and funky blues bass line.

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Funk Gospel Piano Chords and Bass

Learn this Funk-Gospel jam that uses fat minor 7 chords, 2nd-Inversion Gospel chords, slides, & syncopated bass.

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Essential Funky Blues Piano Chords and Bass

Learn to groove in this lesson with these funky blues piano chords, rhythms, bass line, and a tasty blues riff over the 12-bar blues!

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Level 2
Funk
2 sections
Learning Focus
  • Master essential funk grooves
  • Explore a variety of funk riffs and licks
  • Learn the keys to improvising in the funk style
  • Discover the most common funk bass lines
Full Description

With this structured Funk Learning Track, you’ll learn essential funk chords, grooves, riffs, fills, and bass lines, and how to improvise over common funk progressions.

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