Funk #49 by James Gang (Joe Walsh) | rhythm
An electric guitar lesson on how to play the rhythm guitar part to "Funk #49" by The James Gang | Joe Walsh.
It was the first single off their second studio album, James Gang Rides Again released in 1971.
Here's a quote from Joe Walsh talking about the song:
"I came up with the basic guitar lick, and the words never really impressed me intellectually, but they seemed to fit somehow. It was a real good example of how we put things together, bearing in mind that it was a three piece group, and I don't think that there was any overdubbing.
The only thing we really added was the percussion middle part, which the three of us actually played, putting some parts on top of the drums, but that's the three piece James Gang, and that's the energy and kind of the symmetry we were all about."
This is a real staple for rock guitarists. It's a great lick and is a lot of fun to jam on.
Joe Walsh really shows his talent here, writing and playing the lick and doing some pretty great singing too. Jim Fox and Dale Peters are a very good rhythm section.
I hope you enjoy this lesson and have fun playing the tune. Cheers
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