Piano – Rhythm and Groove Charts
Learn how to play a Funk Piano Rhythm
This video teaches a basic funk progression (I, IV, vi, IV) in the key of G. It’s based on a an eighth-note syncopated left-hand with the right-hand chords played on the second and fourth beat ( ie the back beat) of the four beat measure. This rhythm incorporates the dominant 7ths of the I, IV, and V chord which is typical of a funk progression.
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Play the chords in the first inversions in your right hand. Play the root of each chord in your left hand.
Play the chords in all inversions in your right hand. Experiment with left hand bass lines using the notes of each chord.
Experiment by improvising using different scales in the right hand. The G mixolydian scale a great scale to work with.
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