Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.5 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

Trying Something New with Search
(ad)
Calculator Looks Like Piano Keyboard
Calculator that looks like a piano keyboard
Piano Keyboard Calculator

New in the Piano World online store (PianoSupplies.com) now.
(ad)
Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
Who's Online
54 registered (AZ_Astro, augustm, Alexjr1543, AndyP, alwatson, 17 invisible), 1066 Guests and 5 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#2242065 - 03/06/14 07:03 AM Funk Method
humanyze Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 03/05/14
Posts: 9
Loc: France, Lyon
Hi everybody !
Does anyone knows good funk keyboard methods?
books, dvds, online lessons, etc.
funk artist partitions or funk grooves/riffs can make the deal !

Thank you !

Top
(ad) ROLAND

Click Here

#2242098 - 03/06/14 08:46 AM Re: Funk Method [Re: humanyze]
toddy Online   content
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/30/11
Posts: 2609
Loc: Portugal
One of the best things to do is to listen to lots of funky stuff, I think. You could probably cover the whole field just by watching and listening to Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers of Chic. Masters of the art.

Probably you've already done that, in which case my apologies.
_________________________
Roland HP 302 / Samson Graphite 49

Reaper / NI Komplete 9 Ult. / Focusrite Saffire 24
W7, i7 4770, 16GB / Monitors: Yamaha HS7s .

Prudence is a rich ugly old maid courted by Incapacity. He who desires, but acts not, breeds pestilence.
William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven & heck

Top
#2242138 - 03/06/14 10:24 AM Re: Funk Method [Re: humanyze]
humanyze Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 03/05/14
Posts: 9
Loc: France, Lyon
thank you toddy, yes i know very well chic , and the funk touch is bring by the bass and the guitare as you said. the keyboard is more a disco keyboard in this group. i listen funk every day, but i'd like to have a physical support to help me learning funk keyboard...

Top
#2242151 - 03/06/14 10:52 AM Re: Funk Method [Re: humanyze]
toddy Online   content
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/30/11
Posts: 2609
Loc: Portugal
Yes. Sometimes it's less easy to know what to do on 'keyboard' parts, (I like playing basses most - but from the keyboard). For piano and keyboards there's always Stevie Wonder and Billy Preston.

As a matter of fact, I'm just trying to sort out a cover or 'Jesus Children of America'. I had it all worked out when I was cycling home. Now I've done the washing up, I've forgotten what the big deal about the bass line was.

These things are sent to try us.
_________________________
Roland HP 302 / Samson Graphite 49

Reaper / NI Komplete 9 Ult. / Focusrite Saffire 24
W7, i7 4770, 16GB / Monitors: Yamaha HS7s .

Prudence is a rich ugly old maid courted by Incapacity. He who desires, but acts not, breeds pestilence.
William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven & heck

Top
(ad 800)
Yamaha CP Stage Pianos
Yamaha CP Stage Pianos Simply the Best
#2242204 - 03/06/14 12:43 PM Re: Funk Method [Re: humanyze]
lolatu Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/01/13
Posts: 916
Loc: UK
Search YouTube for "funk piano" and you'll find a bunch of tutorials.
_________________________
Kawai CA95 / Steinberg UR22 / Sony MDR-7506 / Pianoteq Stage / Galaxy Vintage D
In the loft: Roland FP3 / Tannoy Reveal Active / K&M 18810

Top
#2242220 - 03/06/14 01:00 PM Re: Funk Method [Re: humanyze]
Kbeaumont Offline
Full Member

Registered: 03/26/10
Posts: 404
Loc: Virginia, USA
_________________________
A long long time ago, I can still remember
How that music used to make me smile....

Top
#2242336 - 03/06/14 06:38 PM Re: Funk Method [Re: humanyze]
Kawai James Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/06/07
Posts: 11916
Loc: Hamamatsu, Japan
I believe 'funk' is quite a broad genre. What period? Mid/late-60s funk sounds different to early/mid-60s funk. Also, assuming American funk, which part of the US?

If you listen to funk regularly, just sit down at the keys with some of your favourite tunes and try to work-out what's being played. wink

Cheers,
James
x
_________________________
Employed by Kawai Japan, however the opinions I express are my own.
Nord Electro 3 fan & occasional rare groove player.

Top
#2242395 - 03/06/14 08:54 PM Re: Funk Method [Re: humanyze]
Michael Martinez Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/22/12
Posts: 516
Loc: California
Go around your local area, look for a keyboardist who plays the style you like, ask him to teach you.
_________________________
Music Educator, Computer Engineer, avid reader of literature, enjoyer of the outdoors
http://www.michael--martinez.com/music/

Top
#2243057 - 03/08/14 10:04 AM Re: Funk Method [Re: Kbeaumont]
humanyze Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 03/05/14
Posts: 9
Loc: France, Lyon
thank you KBEAUMONT, i'm gonna take a look

Top
#2243066 - 03/08/14 10:26 AM Re: Funk Method [Re: Kawai James]
humanyze Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 03/05/14
Posts: 9
Loc: France, Lyon
james, the kind of stuff i'd like to learn :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e80O2F_YXCQ

Top
#2243322 - 03/08/14 07:12 PM Re: Funk Method [Re: humanyze]
Kawai James Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/06/07
Posts: 11916
Loc: Hamamatsu, Japan
Okay, but please bear in mind that there are two keyboard players in that clip.
The guy on the Nord is playing a Hammond organ sound - he's a decent player, but his volume is a little low. The other keyboard player on the Yamaha is playing a Rhodes style sound. Both playing styles are rather different.

However, if you like this style of music, I would suggest looking towards the 90's acid-jazz scene for inspiration rather than 60s/70s funk.

Cheers,
James
x
_________________________
Employed by Kawai Japan, however the opinions I express are my own.
Nord Electro 3 fan & occasional rare groove player.

Top

Moderator:  Piano World 
What's Hot!!
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

-------------------
Piano Classified Ads
Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World) our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps Caster Cups and more.


Free Shipping on Jansen Artist Piano Benches
(ad)
Pianist Magazine
Pianist Magazine - Helping you become a better player
(ad)
Defining National Piano Schools
Defining National Piano Schools
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ads)
PD - WNG - MH
PianoDisc
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Duo-piano mismatch!
by wr
07/23/16 04:18 AM
Teaching Advanced Students
by Piano Playground
07/23/16 02:25 AM
Why is Alkan so underrated?
by JoelW
07/22/16 08:05 PM
3 New Phoenix Carbiano Videos from Hurstwood Farm
by Mark Polishook
07/22/16 07:31 PM
How DOES one become skilled enough to play Rachmaninov?
by chamberbell
07/22/16 03:43 PM
Forum Stats
84,388 Registered Members
44 Forums
174,087 Topics
2,542,488 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
Sheet Music Plus (125)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2016 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission