The Approach and Material used by Keziah
The Blufunk style and Keziah Jones’ guitar approach. The material used by the artist.
|Keziah presents his percussive approach to the guitar, his influences, his approach to writing.|
He gives you his advice for composition. The guitars, strings, and the effects used by the artist: Spanish acoustic guitar, Rugged nylon electric guitar, 2 string guitar, Lag Signature Keziah Jones, Vox ac30 tube amp, Vox100, octave pedal, Wah Wah, RotoVibe, Equalizer Boss.
The rhythmic right hand of the artist, Thumb play and picking: advice and exercises proposed by the artist.
|The use of the guitar as a rhythmic instrument: Keziah Jones offers a series of exercises to develop your percussive technique; right hand rhythmic work, left hand exercises, alternate thumb-index picking, thumb use.|
Keziah teaches you how to play 5 of his Funk songs: “Million Miles”, “Where is life”, “Funk”, “Beautiful Emilie”, “Largos VS New-York”.
|The story behind the songs, the chords used, the structures, the rhythmic placements…|
Learn five emblematic titles of Keziah with close-ups, slow-motion, tablatures…
Take advantage of the artist’s advice on interpretation, material and tricks. Play in duet with Keziah himself!
Funk Guitar, 2 Strings
Keziah presents his 2-string game, with the example of the titles African space craft – Cubic space division – Dear Mr Cooper
|Presentation of the 2-string playing technique: single note play, downstrokes, right hand play with 3 fingers, rhythmic loops, bass line. With close-ups, tablatures…|
Picking as seen by Keziah with only two fingers. Interpret the titles: “Neptune”, “If you know” and “1973”.
|Another style that can be played in blufunk: picking – or fingerpicking.|
Keziah reveals his secret to save time and energy: instead of using all his fingers, he only uses his thumb and index finger.
The artist’s advice: start on the central strings of the chord and “pick” the strings by going outwards.
Use the thumb as a mediator to play the five Keziah’s songs : « Afrosurrealism for the ladies », « Kpafuca », « Cash », « Rhytm is love » et « All praises ».
|Another different technique in Keziah Jones’ universe.|
The thumb play that allows you to be more free on the rest of the guitar. Learn to play these five pieces in sequence and supported by tablatures and scores.
Work on rhythm with your right hand and then with your left hand using slow motion and close-ups.
The Guitar as Percussion
Discover the guitar as a percussive instrument using the two songs: “WET questions” and “Blufunk is a fact”.
|Learn to use the body of the guitar, its sound box as a full-fledged drum kit.|
He shows you how to use every part of your hands to play percussions on your guitar. Blufunk is a fact is a fully rhythmic song based on one note only. Discover how to play it.