Re: [Harp-L] funk scales

And a hearty helpin' of dominant chord workout can't hurt either.

On Jun 6, 2007, at 6:00 PM, Roger A Gonzales wrote:

Funk scales?! Go get yourself some james Brown, Johnny Guitar Watson and some Tower of
Power. That will
get you started. Funk is a rhythm thing. IMMERSE YOURSELF in it. Get a feel for when
rhythms and certain
beats are accentuated. Thats what your looking for. Listen to some of the great solos from
these artists. From
James Brown, listen top Maceo Parker's playing or Fred's trombone solo on "Doin it to Death."
Tower of Power,
man listen to "Squibb Cakes" and listen to Emilio Castillo's sax solo or Bruce Conte's guitar
solo. Johnny Guitar
Watson, listen to Johnny's playing on "I need it" or "Aint that a Bitch" This should keep you
busy for awhile.
Have some fun and have yourself a funky good time.

Roger Gonzales

Ok, I know "funk" isn't really a mode, I was just hoping someone
might be
able to lend some insight into "funking up" scales practice, maybe
differentrhythms, etc.  I'm a bit bored with some of the scales
I've been practicing
and am looking for ways to expand on things I'm already comfortable
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