Learn to play the drums – Funk
Funk started in the 1960’s when artists began combining Soul, Jazz and R&B emphasizing the drums and electric bass creating a strong rhythmic groove. James Brown, one of the founders of Funk is also known as the Godfather of Soul. James distinguished himself with a signature sound that other artists used and built upon. Artists such as Sly & the Family Stone, Parliament-Funkadelic, The Ohio Players, Rick James, Chaka Khan, made Funk a household name and influenced later artists in other genres like The Red Hot Chili Peppers for instance.
Lets get Funky!
Jim has listed the skills that you will need to learn to play Funk on the drums. Click/tap on the following lesson pages to get started.