Here is an introduction to Funk Solo #1 from the Advanced Funk Studies book by Rick Latham. In part 1 you will learn how to play the first 4 bars. That is the hardest part done. Now that you how the feel, the next 4 bars in part 2 are not that difficult. Then in part 3 we look at the middle section. Good luck@
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Now it's time to put it all together. Start slowly and gradually speed it up until you can play it something like this...
Here is a great tutorial video from Rick Doir who has some great thoughts about some the Rick Latham advanced funk studies solos.