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Diminished Dark Funk Workout

Lesson description:There are two essential cool tricks going on here:

  • The ability to slice all six strings and only get the particular note, or chord chunklet, you're after. The muting trick I show here is evocative of Steve Cropper, Nile Rodgers, Isley Brothers, James Brown, and of course, John Frusciante. 
  • The magic of the ever-mobile, ever-demented diminished triad. We'll call this the diminished skronk, and it's something I picked up from my personal fave weirdo New York post-jazz dark wizard, Marc Ribot.

Video version:

Format: Sibelius-created digital score with tabs & standard notation

Delivery: Tablature is available as convenient .pdf download, and my custom made backing track is included as a free extra! You'll find the download links on your checkout page and in your email. We encourage you to make a customer account when you check out, so all your future purchases can be found in one place.