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Make It Funky (Instructional Series)

(Instructional Series written by Groove Jones founder Rod Goelz) Make it Funky for Electric Bass and Guitar teaches the language of funk to the masses. Rod Goelz uses his many years of experience as a bass & guitar teacher, as well as his passion and knowledge of this idiom. Being consumed by this genre as the band leader for a South Central Pennsylvania funk band, Rod covers every technique that gives this style its timeless nature. The numerous exercises & examples contained in these two editions will guide musicians on their “funk” quest. The musical value is beyond words as every recognizable chordal or linear groove ever played is written in standard notation & tablature. With biographical segments of select players having immense educational value, each edition gives insight into the personalities, characteristics & traits of most every great artists and famous group from this era both on and off the field. Make It Funky by Rod Goelz takes you on a musical journey through this historic genre we call funk. Each edition includes a complete rhythm section CD filled with numerous examples featuring Rod's unique “In the Style Of” approach to instruction. Make It Funky provides the guitarist or bassist with real-world examples of countless riffs, techniques and familiar grooves written and/or performed by James Brown, Parliament, Funkadelic, Average White Band, Tower Of Power, Kool & The Gang, Earth Wind & Fire, Herbie Hancock, Prince, Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers, Wild Cherry, The Fatback Band, A Taste of Honey, The Ohio Players, Rufus, The Meters, McFadden & Whitehead, Grover Washington Jr., KC & The Sunshine Band, Diana Ross, Chic, Sly & The Family Stone, Rick James, The Commodores, Marvin Gaye, Rod Stewart, The Temptations and many more. Make It Funky is more than just a methodic approach to playing funk, as described by the author; this is “a celebratory investigation of the classic, guitar & bass sounds of the Funk Era (1965-1980)”. These two titles published by Santorella Publications are essential reading for any musician interested in learning the ins-and-outs of funk music and nails down every fat & funky groove known to man. Rod Goelz has been teaching electric bass and guitar since 1989. He conducts workshops on a variety of subjects including improvisation, songwriting, bass & drum – “rhythm section” coaching and “groove” improvisation. He is currently teaching private & group lessons in bass & guitar at Campbell's Music in York, PA. As the bandleader of the most active funk band in South Central, PA., Rod is developing an interactive clinic; “FUNKSHOP” by bringing his incredible group, “Groove Jones” into the classroom. To order Make It Funky, Basses Loaded or to simply inquire about the “Funkshop” clinic contact Rod at visit or call 1-877-600-0049 to find a dealer near you.†

Make It Funky