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#2242081 - 03/06/14 08:00 AM Funk Method
humanyze Offline
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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 !

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#2242111 - 03/06/14 09:04 AM Re: Funk Method [Re: humanyze]
saiman Offline
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Registered: 02/18/10
Posts: 125
When it comes to funk you definitely want to check our Willie Myette's video lessons on Pianowithwillie.com He has a lot of lessons that specifically deal with Funk.

I must say though that it is only really economical if you become a member. Buying the lessons individually in my opinion is more on the pricey side.

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#2242146 - 03/06/14 10:33 AM Re: Funk Method [Re: humanyze]
humanyze Offline
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Registered: 03/05/14
Posts: 9
Loc: France, Lyon
yes i know this website ! and bought 3 lessons which cost me around 90 euros !
what do you mean by "become a member"? i registered to buy those videos so i should be a member?

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#2242498 - 03/07/14 03:28 AM Re: Funk Method [Re: humanyze]
saiman Offline
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Registered: 02/18/10
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When I say become a member I mean that you pay a monthly fee and have access to all the videos...this is much cheaper than buying them individually

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#2242687 - 03/07/14 02:23 PM Re: Funk Method [Re: humanyze]
rintincop Offline
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Registered: 05/11/04
Posts: 1520
What are some examples of the funk keyboard style you are after?

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#2243067 - 03/08/14 10:27 AM Re: Funk Method [Re: rintincop]
humanyze Offline
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Registered: 03/05/14
Posts: 9
Loc: France, Lyon
the kind of stuff i'd like to learn :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e80O2F_YXCQ

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#2244017 - 03/10/14 02:20 AM Re: Funk Method [Re: humanyze]
rintincop Offline
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He uses organ sweeps; 123 123 123 continuous 3 note pattern on the pentatonic scale, and clavinet style 2 handed comping... cannot hear him after the first 20 seconds . all easy to learn from youtube

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#2244263 - 03/10/14 01:14 PM Re: Funk Method [Re: humanyze]
Michael Martinez Offline
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Registered: 11/22/12
Posts: 384
Loc: California
There's two components here: rhtyhm and harmony. Ignoring the intro (which is a gospel progression), the harmony is a simple two-chord vamp. Learn the two chords in their different inversions up and down the keyboard, so you can hit it anywhere you want

To start with the rhythm of the vamp, do this:
bar 1: first chord on the 2nd beat, first chord anticipates the 4th beat
bar 2: first chord on the 2nd beat, first chord anticipates the 4th beat, the second chord on beat 4 1/2

repeat

You gotta feel that groove first
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Music Educator, Computer Engineer, avid reader of literature, enjoyer of the outdoors
http://www.michael--martinez.com/music/

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#2244645 - 03/11/14 09:14 AM Re: Funk Method [Re: Michael Martinez]
humanyze Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 03/05/14
Posts: 9
Loc: France, Lyon
thank you guys !
No books with such examples of funky grooves on one, 2, 4 bars?????? im not pianist but bassist, so i still need partitions !!!

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#2244662 - 03/11/14 09:52 AM Re: Funk Method [Re: humanyze]
rintincop Offline
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Registered: 05/11/04
Posts: 1520
The Pop Piano Book [Mark Harrison] has a chapter on funk keyboard style....

In the video your guy uses organ sweeps; 123 123 123 continuous 3 note pattern on the pentatonic scale, and clavinet style 2 handed comping... cannot hear him after the first 20 seconds . all easy to learn from youtube
_________________________
1966 Mason & Hamlin piano.

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#2246339 - 03/14/14 04:58 AM Re: Funk Method [Re: rintincop]
humanyze Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 03/05/14
Posts: 9
Loc: France, Lyon
the pop piano book seems to be a great method, thank you for this information !

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#2249300 - 03/20/14 06:10 AM Re: Funk Method [Re: humanyze]
compianist1 Offline
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Registered: 12/13/13
Posts: 121
Loc: Banned
I HAVE MANY FUNK METHODS. I AGREE

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