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Funky Clavinet Groove


How to Play a Funk Groove on Piano

Playing funk grooves on the piano is all about keying in on the 16th note rhythmic patterns. When playing on the clavinet, it also helps to play short quick notes in your left hand to compliment the right. This particular groove is just a short improvisation around a I-IV-V pattern with a turn around using a Bb7 and an Ab7.

If you are not familiar with the clavinet, check out Stevie Wonder's 'Superstition' which has one of the most famous clavinet keyboard licks there is. The lick itself is based off of the blues scale and is the foundation of the groove for the song. We'll try to post a video with that particular Superstition Clav lick shortly.


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