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RH-022 • Basic Funk Strumming
« on: November 25, 2008, 03:01:39 pm »
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Re: RH-022 • Basic Funk Strumming
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2008, 04:35:44 pm »
Hello justin!

Thanks to you I still make myself staying "alive" with guitar stuff. ;)

Have question regarding muting the funky chords while strumming:
I can't get the pure sound still but while muting I have noisy harmonics on the 7 fret ???
That's mean I undermute ?
What amps configuration did you use on the video and have you used any special "funky" processor?

thank you in advance.

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by the way my name is basil ::)

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Re: RH-022 • Basic Funk Strumming
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2009, 11:07:22 pm »
Hi Justin.

Do you use the JazzIII pick for this strumming?. I use this pick for almost everything in my electric guitar, but this funk strumming seems too hard for me and I´ve had to switch to a thinner pick.

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Re: RH-022 • Basic Funk Strumming
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2010, 07:14:46 pm »
A medium to light pick is reccomended for funk strumming.

Check out this: http://www.angelfire.com/music5/hectim/techniques.html

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Re: RH-022 • Basic Funk Strumming
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2010, 11:40:10 pm »
Can't find this on the RUST-2 DVD or on the 'forum search.'

When learning 16th note strumming (as in RUST-2), is it important to tap my foot ONLY on the 1-2-3-4 beats? It's easier to double my tapping and tap twice on each beat (1-&-2-&-3-&-4-&) but I'm not sure if that's a wise idea.

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Re: RH-022 • Basic Funk Strumming
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2010, 02:03:33 pm »
It's not important as long as you can keep the beat. But if it is harder for you to tap your foot only on beat (as quarter notes) then you should practice that more. I for example, depending on the speed, find it harder to tap my foot twice under each beat (as 8 notes on 16th note strumming), so i should practice that more.

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Re: RH-022 • Basic Funk Strumming
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2010, 06:19:52 pm »
Thank you. Practice the tough stuff. Good advice.

I have noticed on other guitar teaching sites that every teacher seems to tap his/her foot on quarter notes while playing 16th notes, so perhaps there is some advantage to that that I don't understand. Maybe to prevent your foot from becoming fatigued? Or perhaps because it makes triplets easier to play?

Again, thanks for your sound advice.

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Re: RH-022 • Basic Funk Strumming
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2010, 01:07:33 am »
That's because It's actually harder to keep the beat at a slower tempo. For instance, if you play a simple 8th note strumming pattern on 100bpm, it's easier to play it on 160 than it is to play it on 40 bpm which is a lot harder. On that speed you need to have a lot more sense for where the beat is.

I think it's similar with foot tapping. It's easier to miss the beat if you tap it on quarter notes, but i think it's more beneficial if you practice more that way.  ;)

 

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