E (C#m) Funk



Download Printable Checkoff Sheet (PDF): E (C#m) Funk_Improv

*Checkpoints can be divided into daily, weekly or monthly lessons. Choose a speed that works for you.

Checkpoint 1 – Basic Comp (Right Hand)

We will now play a musical accompaniment (comp) for the funk style. Get use to the way this feels and build up your muscle memory.

Basic Videos

  1. Basic Funk Shape
  2. Shape 1 and 2

Checkpoint 2 – Add the Left Hand – And Solo

The rhythms can be difficult in this lesson…take the time to develop them.


  1. Add the Left
  2. More Rhythms
  3. Soloing

Checkpoint 3 – Advanced Comp and Solo

Let’s see how far we can take you. If this is too much…you can always come back later to work on it! YOU CAN DO IT!!


  1. Rhythm Master
  2. Solo King

Checkpoint 4 – Jam

The more time you spend just jamming and developing…the better you will be!