Funk Songs

Though not without heavy roots in blues and jazz, modern funk music is known more for rhythmic repetitiveness and less for melodic sequencing.

Stylistically, funk guitar follows the same regimen. Heavy rhythms that repeat the same chord and/or note for multiple measures are extremely typical and often mean that the electric guitar becomes more exclusively a rhythm-focused instrument.

In many cases, electric bass and drums are in the foreground of tracks, while the electric guitar takes more of a background role.

While many excellent funk guitarists have flown under the radar of mainstream music, a few names you might recognize would be James Brown, Prince, Mark Ronson and John Frusciante, all of whom would fall under the funk category.

Funk Songs

info title artist style published instructor
Prince funk & soul 10 Jul 2019 Mike Olekshy
Cream
Prince
Prince funk & soul 17 Jan 2019 Mike Olekshy
Prince funk & soul 13 Dec 2018 Mike Olekshy
Kiss
Prince
Prince funk & soul 11 Oct 2018 Mike Olekshy
Perfect World
Marcella Detroit
Marcella Detroit funk & soul 13 Sep 2018 Mike Olekshy
Put It Where You Want It
The Crusaders featuring Larry Carlton
The Crusaders featuring Larry Carlton funk & soul 20 Jun 2018 Mike Olekshy
Night Train (Instrumental)
James Brown & The Famous Flames
James Brown & The Famous Flames funk & soul 23 Apr 2018 Mike Olekshy
Cool Jerk
The Capitols
The Capitols funk & soul 12 Dec 2016 Mike Olekshy
Ooo Baby Baby
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles funk & soul 23 Sep 2016 Mike Olekshy
I'll Take You There
Staples Singers
Staples Singers funk & soul 20 Sep 2016 Mike Olekshy
I Second That Emotion
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles funk & soul 15 Jun 2016 Douglas Showalter
ABC
The Jackson 5
The Jackson 5 funk & soul 18 Jun 2015 Sharon Aguilar
At Last
Etta James
Etta James funk & soul 21 Jan 2015 Sharon Aguilar
Bobby Womack funk & soul 12 Jan 2015 Douglas Showalter
That's the Way I Like It
KC and the Sunshine Band
KC and the Sunshine Band funk & soul 21 Aug 2014 Mike Olekshy
Shotgun
Junior Walker and the All Stars
Junior Walker and the All Stars funk & soul 7 Aug 2014 Anders Mouridsen
Son of a Preacher Man
Dusty Springfield
Dusty Springfield funk & soul 12 May 2014 Mike Olekshy
The Four Tops funk & soul 27 Nov 2013 Sharon Aguilar
Have You Seen Her
The Chi-Lites
The Chi-Lites funk & soul 11 Sep 2013 Henrik Linde
War funk & soul 11 Sep 2013 Joel Van Dijk