Funk & Smooth Jazz Piano – Track 1

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

Section 1


Explore funk improvisation techniques.

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.

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.

Top 10 Funky Blues Riffs

Learn 10 Awesome Funky Blues Riffs with Syncopation, Turns, Runs, and Harmonized Notes.

Section 2

Tunes & Grooves

Learn Funk and Smooth Jazz Grooves & Rhythms

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.

Funky Blues Jam 1

Learn this Herbie Hancock-inspired funky blues, including a sweet pentatonic funk riff and funky blues bass line.

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Level 2
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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