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Understanding the Styles: Funk

Technique by Ryan Carver // October 02 2010
Understanding the Styles: Funk

I have been fortunate to perform a series of clinics. In each one I created a handout with some tips for playing different styles. It’s important to understand the basics of the various styles of grooves. I try to give you a couple of grooves in that style with some tips for making each groove work in that particular style. It’s always important to listen to the style you would like to play. This month is the funk page. Here are a couple of grooves to play some funk styles. Follow the tips and listen to the grooves!




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Ryan Carver

Ryan Carver is a world-renowned educator with a private practice based out of Ocean County New Jersey, USA. Ryan is the owner of Carver Drums, providing drum repair and custom drums. Ryan can be seen performing with the Shores top bands 4-5 nights a week! Ryan proudly endorses Beatnick Rhythm Analyzer from Onboard research and Carver Drums custom snare drums. Ryan is a member of Vic Firth Education Team, The Hudson T.I.P. program and The Percussive Arts Society. Visit Ryan online at www.carverdrums.com.

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