Mark Lettieri’s GrüvSköol

Transcriptions and lessons breaking down Mark’s popular funk-guitar series
Funk
$30

There are plenty of classical and jazz etudes out in the world. But when it comes to funk, there’s a mothership-sized hole out there. In summer 2017, Mark Lettieri set out to change that, by putting together GrüvSköol: a series of 10 guitar-powered etudes that use cool looping and funk-guitar techniques. Read full description…

There are plenty of classical and jazz etudes out in the world. But when it comes to funk, there’s a mothership-sized hole out there. In summer 2017, Mark Lettieri set out to change that, by putting together GrüvSköol: a series of 10 guitar-powered etudes that use cool looping and funk-guitar techniques.

The pieces are short and digestible — you’ll likely be able to walk away with a new concept and start using it right away. Each groove (“gruv”) is explained in a breakdown by Mark and is transcribed note-for-note.

The chords could be the best part. Mark uses wacky voicings and slash chords that make the parent chord sound completely new, and many passages use chords that have been rhythmically broken apart into intervals across the neck.

The rhythmic content ranges from simple comping to extremely advanced. Some passages in 4/4 will make your head spin. Whatever level you work at, playing along with Mark here is an invaluable way to work on the funk feel and attack, concepts that make all the difference in this style.

This course is recommended for the intermediate-to-advanced guitar player, with plenty of helpful content between those levels.

Explore the course

Full course is 28 minutes across 35 parts
Casual Friday
“Casual Friday” gruv
“Casual Friday” lesson
Drop D'octaver
“Drop D’octaver” gruv Free
“Drop D’octaver” lesson 1 Free
“Drop D’octaver” lesson 2 Free
Twang Thang
“Twang Thang” gruv
“Twang Thang” lesson 1
“Twang Thang” lesson 2
“Twang Thang” lesson 3
Bluesy 4 & 5
“Bluesy 4 & 5” gruv
“Bluesy 4 & 5” lesson 1
“Bluesy 4 & 5” lesson 2
Jazz Criminal
“Jazz Criminal” gruv
“Jazz Criminal” lesson 1
“Jazz Criminal” lesson 2
Snark Style
“Snark Style” gruv
“Snark Style” lesson 1
“Snark Style” lesson 2
“Snark Style” lesson 3
Chuckles
“Chuckles” gruv
“Chuckles” lesson 1
“Chuckles” lesson 2
“Chuckles” lesson 3
Boogie On, Whammy Woman
“Boogie On, Whammy Woman” gruv
“Boogie On, Whammy Woman” lesson 1
“Boogie On, Whammy Woman” lesson 2
"Boogie On, Whammy Woman" lesson 3
Ghostin'
“Ghostin’” gruv
“Ghostin’” lesson 1
“Ghostin’” lesson 2
“Ghostin”” lesson 3
Float
“Float” gruv
“Float” lesson 1
“Float” lesson 2
“Float” lesson 3

About Mark Lettieri

Mark Lettieri is a composer and session guitarist based in Fort Worth, Texas. A longtime member of the two-time Grammy Award-winning jazz/funk/world band Snarky Puppy, Lettieri has performed on every continent except Antarctica. He’s released three albums of original guitar-based instrumentals and has either performed on stage or recorded in a studio with artists of virtually every genre, including David Crosby, Erykah Badu, Kirk Franklin, 50 Cent, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Lalah Hathaway, Phillip Phillips and even Pat Boone.

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