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#2242065 - 03/06/14 07:03 AM Funk Method  
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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 !

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#2242098 - 03/06/14 08:46 AM Re: Funk Method [Re: humanyze]  
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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.


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#2242138 - 03/06/14 10:24 AM Re: Funk Method [Re: humanyze]  
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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...

#2242151 - 03/06/14 10:52 AM Re: Funk Method [Re: humanyze]  
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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.


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#2242204 - 03/06/14 12:43 PM Re: Funk Method [Re: humanyze]  
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Search YouTube for "funk piano" and you'll find a bunch of tutorials.


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#2242220 - 03/06/14 01:00 PM Re: Funk Method [Re: humanyze]  
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#2242336 - 03/06/14 06:38 PM Re: Funk Method [Re: humanyze]  
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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

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#2242395 - 03/06/14 08:54 PM Re: Funk Method [Re: humanyze]  
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Go around your local area, look for a keyboardist who plays the style you like, ask him to teach you.


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#2243057 - 03/08/14 10:04 AM Re: Funk Method [Re: Kbeaumont]  
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thank you KBEAUMONT, i'm gonna take a look

#2243066 - 03/08/14 10:26 AM Re: Funk Method [Re: Kawai James]  
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james, the kind of stuff i'd like to learn :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e80O2F_YXCQ

#2243322 - 03/08/14 07:12 PM Re: Funk Method [Re: humanyze]  
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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
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