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Cissy Strut - The Meters

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In this guitar lesson we learn to play the awesome funk song Cissy Strut by The Meters

The Meters have always been one of my favourite Funk bands and I been playing their songs since my early teens. Leo Nocentelli is one of the all time great funk masters and you should check out a LOT of Meters recordings.

If you're into funk you'll probably love my Funk Guitar Course!

Watch The Video Guitar Lesson

Watch The Original Video Clip

Watch a lesson from Leo Nocentelli

I found this after I'd done the lesson (of course!) and looks like I got it mostly right - but I still don't hear that G note in the B section riff - but he's obviously playing it here!

Extra Notes

Here's the rhythms - make sure you get them locked in!

Main Riff

D U D U . . D . . . . U D U . U D . . . . . . . D U . U . U . .
1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a 1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a

 

B Section Riff

D . . U D U . U . U . . . . . . D . . U D U D U . . . . . . . .
1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a 1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a

 

Rhythm under the solo
OK I just have to fess up - I left my transcription at the studio and I can't remember it exactly so I'll add that on Tuesday when I'm back at 'work'!

Getting the Sound

Guitar
For this lesson I'm using my Suhr Classic with pickup selector in position 4 (split bridge humbucker and middle together). The orginal sounds more like a Telecaster to me, but there's still a strange electronic interference at my studio and my tele picks it up too much!

Amp
I'm using the Kemper Profiler for this lesson using the 62 Luxe Reverb profile by M Britt. Had to boost the treble and presence a bit to try to get it more scratchy.

Effects
Just a bit of reverb in the Kemper.

 

 

Lesson ID: ST-365