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Rhythm Rules: Call-and-Response Funk Guitar

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Rhythm Rules: Call-and-Response Funk Guitar

Now check out Fig. 3A, played by two guitars, and then Figs. 3B and 3C, played by one guitar (with Fig. 3C adding a low a note).

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Click here for Ex. 3B

Click here for Ex. 3C

Figs. 4A and 4B slow things down. These are in Bb Dorian and have an underlying swing-16ths feel. Boasting a wide range, these examples combine low notes, moving upper pull-offs composed of parallel fourths, and middle-string chords. Again, we start with Fig. 4A played by two guitars and then merge the rhythm and tenor parts in Fig. 4B.

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Similarly, Figs. 5A and 5B also span more than two octaves and incorporate chords and tenor lines. Check out the nice Bb sus on beat 4 of the first measure.

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Click here for Ex. 5B

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