Scales of Funk

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Julien, Apr 19, 2002.

  1. Julien


    Dec 29, 2001
    could someone tell me what are the scales most used in funk???
  2. funk is not just a bunch of funky scales... its how something is played....Rhythm...
  3. Just do what sounds....funky!

    I got jamming to some funk earlier actually, it's great!
  4. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    there aren't any specific "funk scales" but pentatonic work well...My friend likes to call funk, music for the body, in that it is all about the rhythmn and its very pleasing for your phsyical self to hear,also funk is generally more simplistic musically, the theory involved is usually pretty basic, whereas some music(like alternative experimental classical bluegrass or something) is more of music for the mind, as it incorporates more theory and musical know-how.
  5. jazzbo


    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    E# Lydian Augmented is particulary funky.
  6. Pix52


    Dec 11, 2001
    Funk is about feeling and groove, gettin tight with the drummer, usually a vamp in the key tone of the tune
  7. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    I prefer F# minor demented.