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.

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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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