This lesson is a follow-up to EP112 Funk Rhythm Guitar Lesson. In the previous lesson (EP112), I asked ActiveMelody community members to submit audio or videos of themselves playing a lead over the funk rhythm jam track. Several people responded by posting their submissions on the forum (you can find them by searching EP112). I didn’t get a chance to include everyone – some of them came in too late in the week, but I did listen to and comment on submissions. It’s always difficult to put yourself out there, so congratulations on having the courage to play for an online audience! This was a fun lesson to create and, depending on how well it’s received, i’d love to do more like this in the future. Leave your comments on the lesson and let me know if you find this type of lesson helpful.
Part 1 - Free Guitar Lesson
Part 2 - For Premium Members
Slow Walk-Through - For Premium Members
Video Tablature Breakdown
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R Reynolds says
are you going to have a new lesson this week last one was EP 113
This was a great idea Brian….I wish had the time this week to send something in….really engaging idea….
Whoo ! So tasteful & laid back ala J J Cale / Tony Joe White - nicely done Brian, Bryce, Tom, John & all.
Awesome lesson Brian and everyone who contributed! I also wanted to submit something. I have been messing around all week trying to set up a much better audio recording system for video posts. Almost there (with much thanks to Bryce). I hope you do more of these lessons in the future Brian. Just another brilliant way you have found to really mix up these lessons and keep things new and exciting every week. Great job everyone!
Some very new and interesting licks came out of that exercise.
Michael Allen says
Thanks brian and to everyone who contributed. I am really enjoying this
You sir, and everyone connected to ActiveMelody has been a blessing to me.
I wish this this technology was available 40 years ago, but no matter, it’s available now. And I am truly grateful. I love this lesson, and all who contributed.
If i may humbly ask, perhaps someday, you will educate us with a Toy Caldwell lesson, at your convenience of course. I hope your day is most pleasant sir.
Best to you,
Wow, just wow. Active Melody is the place to be! Thanks to all for their contribution to this..
This is more like Brian’s ActiveMelody guitar workshop talk show!!
Lotsa fun - thanks everyone
Absolutely great work everyone!
This was fun. I would like to see another crowdsource lesson in a month or two.
I am somewhat of a tech dinosaur and am somewhat uncomfortable playing something for others to view at this point because I am not very good. Nevertheless, I also enjoyed this lesson very much as it helps to see how others are interpreting and using the lead patterns. I have been playing along with the jam track quite a bit. I am adding this comment so you all know there are probably others like me who got a lot out of this lesson despite the fact that they have may not have posted a video. By the way, the videos of the members are quite impressive. I take my hat off to all of you.
alex groundy says
Brilliant Brian, you do so well…..Alex
We must be getting near Santana soon Aye…lol…
Really liked this one and picked it up quickly. Great weekly lesson,
Genius! This idea really unleashed the skill and creativity of your followers and we all reap the benefits of a really cool, Tony Joe White - like lesson.
You ‘‘da man, Brian. Great lesson. More in the future.
Jay - Premium Member
absolutely the greatest! loved it .it was truly a lot of fun and so much learning. thanks to all ya all. thanks Brian. hope to see more of these.
This was great! Shame I was on holiday, otherwise I’d have sent something in. Please do another one sometime.
That was a lot of fun to hear what others have done with the backing track. I envy your ability to listen to something and play it yourself. I have always struggled with that. Here is a suggestion. I know you are not trying to teach music theory, but I think it would be helpful for you to call the notes by name (at least sometimes). Rather than saying “this scale has two extra notes, this one and this one.” Everyone needs to be able to find all the notes on the fretboard by name so that you can quickly move a lick to any position.
By the way, have you noticed that all the comments on the website have the same, incorrect date and time?
Thanks for all the great lessons.
Love it, a great concept stringing all these licks from members of varying abilities worked out really well. Sounds great at any tempo. Good work guys.All the best Kenny Melbourne Aus
Don D. says
Although I haven’t been able to listen to all of the videos or play this lesson myself, I like the concept of using students’ input to develop ideas from the classes, as you’ve done here.
I’m using an ipad4 to view the lessons, and I’m having trouble getting my tablet display full screen on the video tablature section. I click on the gear icon and there is no command to display full screen, as the nomenclature at the top of the section says. Anyone have any idea if I’m doing something wrong?
Frankie Cole says
Brain, you may have been told this many of times before .. I must say that “U” don’t only PLAY and TEACH guitar .. .. .. YOU play with feelings (“SOUL”). I’m working to improve not 0nly
my ability to play, but play with eMotions & Feel were necessary. (Feeling IT !!! Lesson EP113)
OMG, this is sooo beautiful!!!