Learn the Fundamentals of Funk Guitar with The Brand New Heavies
with Simon Bartholomew
- Course Trailer
- Course Welcome
- Welcome to The Course
- Getting Started
- Early Influence of Rock Guitar
- The Start of The Heavies
- The Essences of Funk Guitar
- What is Funk
- Getting an Authentic Funk Sound on Guitar
- The Acid Jazz Movement
- Write Your Own Funk Guitar Groove
- Groove 1 - A Fast Funk Groove
- Groove 2 - The Shuffle
- Groove 3 - Start with a Sweet Little Riff!
- Groove 4 - Using a Wah Wah Pedal
- Play Spend Some Time
- Spend Some Time - Lesson
- Spend Some Time - Performance
- Play Never Stop
- Never Stop - Lesson
- Never Stop - Performance
- Play Gimme One of Those
- Gimme One of Those - Lesson
- Gimme One of Those - Performance
- Course Thanks
- Thanks and Keep Groovin'
Lesson plan (1h 2m)
Get a masterclass in funk guitar playing from Simon Bartholomew – legendary guitarist and songwriter for The Brand New Heavies.
In these online guitar lessons, Simon breaks down the styles of players like Jimi Hendrix, Nile Rogers and Wes Montgomery and shows you how they influenced the funk guitar sound.
Simon then teaches you a variety of easy to play funk guitar grooves and patterns in different styles and tempos with live drum backing tracks so you can practise the parts and play along at home.
You will also learn how to play three classic “Heavies” songs:
Spend Some Time
Gimme One of Those
Special interactive sheet music allows you to play along with Simon, loop passages and slow down or speed up tempos, allowing you to perfect the parts at home.
By the end of the course YOU will have mastered the FUNK.
So sign up today and make your playing funkier than ever!