How to Play Like Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards: The Masters of Funk and Disco Grooves
If you are a fan of funk and disco music, chances are you have heard of Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards. They are the legendary duo behind some of the most iconic songs of the genre, such as \"Le Freak\", \"Good Times\", \"We Are Family\" and \"I'm Coming Out\". They were also the founders of Chic, one of the most influential bands of the late 70s and early 80s.
Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards had a unique style of playing guitar and bass that defined the sound of funk and disco. They used tight rhythms, catchy riffs, syncopated accents, chromatic runs, octaves, slaps and pops to create grooves that made people want to dance. They also had a great sense of harmony, melody and arrangement that made their songs memorable and timeless.
If you want to learn how to play like Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards, you need to study their work in detail. Fortunately, there is a book that can help you do that: Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards Funk and Disco Grooves by Stuart Clayton. This book is a detailed transcription and analysis of 20 songs that the duo wrote for Chic and other artists. It includes guitar and bass tabs, notation, chord diagrams, performance notes and biographies.
The book covers songs such as \"Everybody Dance\", \"Le Freak\", \"Thinking of You\", \"I Want Your Love\", \"My Feet Keep Dancing\" and \"Upside Down\". It also explains the techniques, scales, modes and concepts that Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards used to create their grooves. You will learn how to use muted strums, hammer-ons, pull-offs, slides, bends, harmonics, inversions, triads, arpeggios and more.
Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards Funk and Disco Grooves is a must-have for any funk and disco lover who wants to improve their guitar and bass skills. It is available as a PDF file that you can download from the Bassline Publishing website. You can also listen to the audio examples online or download them as MP3 files.
Don't miss this opportunity to learn from the masters of funk and disco grooves. Get your copy of Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards Funk and Disco Grooves today!
Some of the songs that Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards wrote and produced have become classics of pop music history. For example, \"Good Times\" by Chic was sampled by The Sugarhill Gang for their rap anthem \"Rapper's Delight\", as well as by Queen for their rock hit \"Another One Bites the Dust\". \"We Are Family\" by Sister Sledge was adopted as a theme song by the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team and became a symbol of unity and empowerment. \"I'm Coming Out\" by Diana Ross was inspired by Rodgers' experience of seeing drag queens dressed as Ross at a club, and became an anthem for the LGBTQ+ community.
Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards were not only successful as a duo, but also as individual artists and producers. Nile Rodgers worked with some of the biggest names in music, such as David Bowie, Madonna, Duran Duran, Daft Punk and Pharrell Williams. He also composed music for films, such as Coming to America, Beverly Hills Cop III and Rush Hour 2. Bernard Edwards produced albums for artists such as Robert Palmer, Rod Stewart, Jody Watley and Power Station. He also formed a band called The Distance with former Chic drummer Tony Thompson.
Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2016, and received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018. They are widely regarded as one of the most influential and innovative musical partnerships of all time. Their legacy lives on through their timeless songs, their distinctive style and their impact on countless genres and artists.