Funk Blues In C

Not too long ago I did a video about 9th chords… and in the middle of it I did a little funky blues thing that apparently caught some attention 🙂

I didn’t think much about it but I’ve had several requests for more of that – so here’s more, hope you dig it!


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    The Video

    Download this video in MP4 format

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    The TAB

    The TAB in PDF

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    The Jam Track

    Download the little jam track I made if you want to try and play along.




  • kimberley Christie

    Reply Reply January 19, 2018

    supercool Griff

  • Michael Chappell

    Reply Reply January 14, 2018

    Happy New Year 2018
    Love the cool funk in C. I downloaded in MP4 but can you supply in WMV for windows which is better.

    Good sound from your Tele G&L..

    Michael-Sydney-Australia 14 Jan 2018

  • jean dominique

    Reply Reply January 6, 2018

    Actually this is the first I concentrated to listen to listen to funky blues. It is an upbeat rhythm to my liking, close to reggae. If one is allowed to play it faster, it will eve be closer to caribbean style. Wonder where this work funky came from, the meaning of it…Anyway, thank you .It was fun…

  • Juanlu

    Reply Reply January 6, 2018

    Great! I really dig it, I will start learning it right now, thanks man.

  • Phil Ritz

    Reply Reply January 4, 2018

    Watch out George Clinton.

  • Eugene wollerton

    Reply Reply January 4, 2018

    Thanks Griff.
    This funky stuff really gets my feet movin’. Cool lesson. Happy New Year to you and your family…

  • Ed Wojcik

    Reply Reply January 3, 2018

    Hi Griff, love the funk and 9th chords! Thanks for this! Oh, I’ve found that a humidifier works great in very dry conditions- not only good for your skin and nasal passages but the added bonus is it’s really good for guitars as well!

  • Roxanne

    Reply Reply January 3, 2018

    Great Griff! Thank you for your continued inspiration!
    Wishing you and yours the best New Year ever!!!

  • Larry Puckett

    Reply Reply January 3, 2018

    Killer. I love playing chords but never have quite like that. Will enjoy practicing what you showed. Thanks for the lesson. I have the blues guitar unleashed and am catching on to it. Quite a trip from country but liking the hell out of it. Never knew blues could be so much fun

  • Lessdrop

    Reply Reply January 3, 2018

    Kinda thought I was watching an old Bruce Lee movie with the sound delay over your strummin’. Cool😎

  • Gary Hylton

    Reply Reply January 3, 2018


    I think your “little blues funk tune” would be a cool way for us guys in a band to introduce the members of the band!

    Old School & Still Rockin’

  • Zeke

    Reply Reply January 3, 2018

    Luv it. Perfect little jam tune.

  • David Douglas

    Reply Reply January 3, 2018

    I like it! Thanks Griff!

    Dave in the Adirondacks

  • Jim

    Reply Reply January 3, 2018

    Thanks Griff! Excellent stuff. I’ve always been a bit confused about using the “right” 9th chords for the “funk” sound.
    You’re use of all these “little” chords is very enlightening…and sound GREAT, too!

  • DaveyJoe

    Reply Reply January 3, 2018

    This is very cool Griff! Something to work on for a few days. Something the band might do in the “Club” just before a break. Thanks for the lesson.

  • john lawson

    Reply Reply January 3, 2018

    Bring on the funk – bring on the Griff! Love me some 9th chords with attitude ! Thanks so much…

  • MinorPentatonicAddict

    Reply Reply January 3, 2018

    Love that G&L Tele! I have a G&L Strat-style guitar <$500…the pick ups SCREAM!

  • Larry R.

    Reply Reply January 3, 2018

    Another fine example of why Griff Hamlin is the best!

  • mike z.

    Reply Reply January 3, 2018

    Griff , Funk is my favorite music . I always wanted to learn a riff , and you just provided one . This is so much fun to play , although I am not up to speed yet . Thanks for sending . Starting off 2018 with a bang !! Take care , Mike Z.

  • Al Heyes

    Reply Reply January 3, 2018

    Hi Griff

    First of all I hope you and your family have a great year in 2018 (and many more of course!) and thank you for all the brilliant tuition to date.

    I’m having difficulty matching the tab to the timing of the strums – is it me or is does the tab need adjusting slightly?


    • Griff

      Reply Reply January 3, 2018

      Funk is hard to notate because of the constant right hand. The rests often become “scratches” and there’s a bit of a swing to it as well. Count it with me in the video and you’ll get it.

      • Al Heyes

        Reply Reply January 3, 2018

        Cheers Griff. Counting rules, OK!

  • Mark Wales uk

    Reply Reply January 3, 2018

    Cheers Griff
    enjoyed the lesson as always love that new guitar telecaster with stratocaster pick ups nice
    I’m on the lookout for a USA stratocaster if anyone is giving one away lol 😎🎶

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