How to Play a Funk Groove on the Piano

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How to play soul funk piano songs with jazz piano solo tips and techniques, in this free online piano lesson taught by professional composer and pianist Jonathan Wilson.

Series Summary

Can you feel the groove? Does that funky beat make you wanna move? Can you hear that far out keyboard man playin’ like he’s on the moon? Don’t you wanna dance? Or are you an uptight cat, always worried about your situation? Free your mind, man, and the rest will follow. I promise you, that icky sticky funk music is the best medicine for the blues. Funk music is defined by its unique ability to blend simple rhythms and repetitive melodies into something bigger. Once the band fires up, the notes take on a life of their own. The bass line works its way into your hips; the drum beat makes you move your feet; the guitar and keyboards take you to some of the funkiest places in the cosmos. In these free music lessons on video, learn how to play a funk groove on the piano. Get some tips for playing effective bass lines and using rhythm techniques like stab breaks, hangs, stops, and glissandos. Also learn how to play piano solos with tremolo, double stopping, blues chord progressions, and improvised riffs.

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  • Funk Piano Overview

    Get the basics of how to play soul funk piano with jazz piano concepts and techniques and more in this free online piano lesson taught by professional composer and pianist… Read More

  • Lead In Melody Line for Funk Piano

    Learn how to play a lead in melody line for soul funk piano with jazz piano concepts and techniques. Learn this and more in this free online piano lesson taught… Read More

  • Bass Lines for Funk Piano

    Learn how to play bass lines for soul funk piano with jazz piano concepts and techniques. Learn this and more in this free online piano lesson taught by professional composer… Read More

  • Right Hand Comping for Funk Piano

    Learn how to play right hand comping patterns for soul funk piano with jazz piano concepts and techniques. Learn this and more in this free online piano lesson taught by… Read More

  • More Right Hand Comping Patterns for Funk Piano

    Learn how to add to the right hand comping pattern you just started with jazz piano concepts and techniques. Learn this and more in this free online piano lesson taught… Read More

  • Stab Breaks for Funk Piano

    Learn how to play stab breaks for soul funk piano with jazz piano concepts and techniques. Learn this and more in this free online piano lesson taught by professional composer… Read More

  • Hangs in Funk Piano Technique

    Learn how to play hangs for soul funk piano with jazz piano concepts and techniques. Learn this and more in this free online piano lesson taught by professional composer and… Read More

  • Bass Octaves in Funk Piano

    Learn how to double and alternate bass octaves for soul funk piano with jazz piano concepts and techniques. Learn this and more in this free online piano lesson taught by… Read More

  • Riffs for Funk Piano

    Learn how to play a soul funk piano riff with jazz piano concepts and techniques. Learn this and more in this free online piano lesson taught by professional composer and… Read More

  • Stops & Glissandos in Funk Piano

    Learn how to play downbeat stops and right hand glissandos with jazz piano concepts and techniques. Learn this and more in this free online piano lesson taught by professional composer… Read More

  • Tremolo for Funk Piano Solos

    Learn how to use the tremolo technique for playing soul funk piano solos with jazz piano concepts and technique. Learn this and more in this free online piano lesson taught… Read More

  • Double Stops for Funk Piano Solos

    Learn how to play double stops for soul funk piano solos with jazz piano concepts and techniques. Learn this and more in this free online piano lesson taught by professional… Read More

  • Left Hand Techniques for Funk Piano Solos

    Left hand techniques for playing soul funk piano solos with jazz piano concepts and techniques. Learn this and more in this free online piano lesson taught by professional composer and… Read More

  • Rolling Blues Chords for Funk Piano Solos

    Learn how to play blues chords for soul funk piano solos with jazz piano concepts and techniques. Learn this and more in this free online piano lesson taught by professional… Read More

  • Accent Notes for Blues Piano

    Learn how to play blues piano accent notes with jazz piano concepts and techniques. Learn this and more in this free online piano lesson taught by professional composer and pianist… Read More

  • Aggressive Riff for Funk Piano

    Learn how to play an aggressive soul funk piano riff with jazz piano concepts and techniques. Learn this and more in this free online piano lesson taught by professional composer… Read More

  • Riff Variation in Funk Piano

    Learn how to play an aggressive soul funk piano riff with chords and chord variations. Learn this and more in this free online piano lesson taught by professional composer and… Read More

  • Funk Piano Song

    Watch a pianist play soul funk piano with jazz piano concepts and techniques. Learn this and more in this free online piano lesson taught by professional composer and pianist Jonathan… Read More

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