Funk Guitar with DJ Phillips

DJ Phillips profiles the guitarists that created and nurtured the funk sound.

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Want to add some groove to your chops? DJ Phillips profiles the greats of funk and details their techniques to add to your playing.

Lessons in this Series:

DJ Phillips Guitar Lessons Lesson 1

Funk Series Overview

DJ Phillips starts out his funk guitar series with an overview of what he'll be covering in lessons to come.

Length: 2:38 Difficulty: 1.0 Member Only
DJ Phillips Guitar Lessons Lesson 2

Jimmy Nolen

In this lesson DJ profiles guitarist Jimmy Nolan, one of the original members of the James Brown band.

Length: 34:58 Difficulty: 2.0 Free Sample Lesson
DJ Phillips Guitar Lessons Lesson 3

"Catfish" Collins

DJ introduces Catfish Collins and begins to profile his sounds and technique.

Length: 10:03 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
DJ Phillips Guitar Lessons Lesson 4

Catfish Collins #2

DJ takes another in depth look at Catfish Collins' playing style with "in the style of" licks.

Length: 14:55 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
DJ Phillips Guitar Lessons Lesson 5

Leo Nocentelli

DJ begins to talk about Leo Nocentelli, the guitarist for The Meters.

Length: 3:57 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
DJ Phillips Guitar Lessons Lesson 6

Leo Nocentelli #2

DJ breaks down an "in the style of" lick made famous by Leo Nocentelli.

Length: 5:06 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
DJ Phillips Guitar Lessons Lesson 7

Leo Nocentelli #3

DJ provides yet another look at a famous "in the style of" lick from guitarist Leo Nocentelli.

Length: 4:02 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
DJ Phillips Guitar Lessons Lesson 8

Leo Nocentelli #4

DJ provides another "in the style of" lick from The Meters' guitaris Leo Nocentelli.

Length: 4:37 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
DJ Phillips Guitar Lessons Lesson 9

Leo Nocentelli #5

DJ provides the final lick in the style of Leo Nocentelli.

Length: 5:05 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
DJ Phillips Guitar Lessons Lesson 10

Curtis Mayfield

DJ begins lesson 10 of his funk series by going over one of Curtis Mayfield's signature licks.

Length: 4:10 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
DJ Phillips Guitar Lessons Lesson 11

Curtis Mayfield #2

DJ returns with another look at a signature look from guitarist Curtis Mayfield.

Length: 5:25 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
DJ Phillips Guitar Lessons Lesson 12

Curtis Mayfield #3

DJ returns with another "in the style of" lick from Curtis Mayfield.

Length: 6:26 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
DJ Phillips Guitar Lessons Lesson 13

Curtis Mayfield #4

DJ demonstrates an "in the style of" lick from Curtis Mayfield that centers around an F#m7 chord.

Length: 3:56 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
DJ Phillips Guitar Lessons Lesson 14

Curtis Mayfield #5

DJ demonstrates the fifth "in the style of" lick from Curtis Mayfield.

Length: 3:38 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
DJ Phillips Guitar Lessons Lesson 15

Curtis Mayfield #6

DJ offers up the final "in the style of" lick from Curtis Mayfield.

Length: 5:28 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
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