Improv Toolbox for Funky Grooves is a series of lessons on all the concepts and tools you can use when you practice playing along with funky music. This is one my favorite ways to practice because as I am improvising, I am working on varied concepts and tools that allow me to play interesting solos.
In lesson 2, I give you a list of 22 tunes from a iTunes playlist I have that cover 11 minor keys. I do not include these songs because they are copyrighted but if you take a listen to them on iTunes and like this style of music you can download them yourself to practice with. In the playlist I also include the blues scales that work over each song in concert key. In this lesson, we continue talking about different tools you can use while improvising on funky grooves. I show you how to use the bebop scale, approach note lines, pentatonic,and altered scale over a static minor funk groove.
I demonstrate all the concepts on the soprano sax with a variety of drum and guitar loops so you can hear the concepts I am teaching about. Future lessons in the series will deal with adding other elements and tools to the funky tracks. I think you will get a lot out of this series of lessons. (34 Minute Video Lesson, PDF Playlist of Funky Grooves in 11 Minor Keys)