EXAMPLE6/FIGURE6 funk rhythm and ghoSt StrumS
This nile rodgers-style part uses a varied attack on those 16 ‘ghost’ notes. These are transcribed, but not always played – though crucially the picking hand does go through the motions, giving context to the up and down strokes of the pick. This also makes the rhythm flow far more naturally. It’s far easier played than described (or transcribed) so give it a go, remembering to anchor yourself to the bass and snare drums.