Sprayed Funk

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.

 

Jim McCall Ultimate Drumming - Learn to play 8th notes rock n' roll

8th Note Rock n’ Roll
10 Exercises

Jim McCall Ultimate Drumming - Learn to play 8th note fills

                                     8th Note Fills
5 Exercises

Jim McCall Ultimate Drumming - Learn to play 16th notes for Rock n Roll

16th Note Rock n’ Roll
5 Exercises

Jim McCall Ultimate Drumming - 16th note fills

                              16th Note Fills
5 Exercises

Jim McCall Ultimate Drumming - Learn to play Alternating 16th Beats

Alternating 16th Beats
5 Exercises

Jim McCall Ultimate Drumming - Learn to play Paradidles

Single Paradiddles
5 Exercises

Jim McCall Ultimate Drumming - Learn to play Flams on the Drums

                                      Flams
5 Exercises

Jim McCall Ultimate Drumming - Learn to play 1/4th Ride on &'s

                            1/4th Ride on &’s
5 Exercises