Learn Funk in 7 Days

Funk up your playing in a big way.

Get the fundamentals of funk under your fingers with 7 days of focused instruction to give your playing a fresh injection of groove.

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Learn Funk in 7 Days

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For INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED GUITARISTS

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  • Master the art of percussive funk rhythm guitar
  • Learn how to lock into a funk groove
  • Polish your playing with colorful chords & practical theory
  • Comes with unlimited access to every lesson on Pickup Music
 

Step-by-step Instruction

Clear learning pathway

HD video tutorials with interactive TAB, chord charts, and PDF class notes

Time

1-week commitment

Learn at your own pace. Most students take one to two weeks to complete this class.

Outcome

Play funk effortlessly

Develop the ability to groove like the greats with Jude's focused approach to funk guitar.

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Unlimited access to all classes

Lessons for every step of your guitar learning journey – from beginner to expert.

An immersive online class

Build a framework for funk in 7 days

Join Jude as he breaks down his signature approach to funk guitar. You'll leave this Master Class with a strong funk foundation that will enable you to funk up your rhythm, stay inspired, and become a more expressive guitarist.

Day 1

Day 1. Fretting Hand

Start playing right away with some simple funky chords and the iconic "chank" strum.

Day 2

Day 2. Strumming Hand

Learn fundamental funk strumming technique and apply it over 3 groovy beats.

Day 3

Day 3. The Number System

Take a playing pit-stop for some practical theory that will help you jam with others!

Day 4

Day 4. Palm Muting

Explore 3 different ways to incorporate the iconic palm muting sound in your playing.

Day 5

Day 5. Chords are Colors

Spice up your chordal vocabulary with a fresh batch of colorfully-funky voicings.

Day 6

Day 6. How to Break Out of a Creative Rut

Feeling less than funky? Learn how to find fresh inspiration when you need it most.

Day 7.

Day 7. Expression

Take your playing from good to great with an exploration of techniques that will make you a more expressive guitarist.

Hear why students love this Master Class

Learn what makes Jude Smith's class so popular

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Kate B.

"I just want to express my gratitude to Pickup Music for creating this space to learn, grow, and create. I feel like I've been waiting my whole musical life for something like this."

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Cole C.

"I usually wouldn’t take the time to write, but Pickup Music is worth taking a few seconds. I can’t say enough positive things about the content and how enjoyable it is to use."

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Cooper W.

"I’ve never been this enthusiastic about playing the guitar! I feel I have the foundation, so now it’s all about practicing each day."

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Learn at your own pace

Learn through a step-by-step curriculum

This class is best suited for intermediate and advanced guitarists. The curriculum was crafted by our team of master's-level and pro touring musicians to give you the best possible pathway for improving on the guitar.

Jude Smith

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

Jude Smith

Jude is a Nashville-based multi-instrumentalist, producer, and songwriter who knows funk like the back of his hand. 

After rising to Instagram prominence through his tastefully funky guitar playing, Jude released a catalog of self-produced music that has amassed over 1 million streams worldwide. In addition to being a masterful guitarist, Jude is also an expert educator with a knack for breaking down complex musical concepts in a simple manner.

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  • 5 Minute Lessons
  • Jam Tracks
  • New lessons added every week
  • Interactive TAB that you can slow down
  • PDF class notes
  • Artist Toolkit
  • Members-only forum

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  • 300+ SongSquads
  • 70+ Lick Packages 
  • 5 Minute Lessons
  • Artist Toolkit 
  • Jam Tracks
  • Members-only forum
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  • 30+ Master Classes
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  • 70+ Lick Packages 
  • 5 Minute Lessons
  • Artist Toolkit 
  • Jam Tracks
  • Members-only forum
  • Enter in the Emerging Artist Fund
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