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Good Times - Chic (Nile Rodgers)

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Nile Rodgers is one of the finest funk guitar players of all time (and a legendary producer and songwriter) and this song is a super cool funky riff that is great fun and uses some awesome chords!

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Additional Notes

Rhythm Pattern of Main Groove

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

 

Chords Used

Em7: x 7 9 7 8 7

E7sus: x 7 9 7 10 7

A9/E: x 7 7 7 8 7

A13/E: x 7 5 6 7 5

Getting the Sound

Guitar
This is my Suhr Classic Antique. I'm using Pickup Position 2 (neck and middle together) which gives a kind of fat but chimey sound on this guitar.

Amp
Using The Kemper Profiler, a Fender Duluxe profile by M Britt (from his Vintage collection). I didn't need to tweak the tone at all, treble mid and bass all in the midday position.

Effects
Just a little reverb in the Kemper (turned down slightly from the preset). I must get around to hooking up my pedalboard with it!

 

 

 

 

 

Lesson ID: ST-370