Tuck Andress

Though he’s not typically classified as a funk player, solo jazz phenom Tuck Andress—who simultaneously comps chords, plays melodies, and handles bass lines with unparalleled precision and pocket—is one of the funkiest guitarists the world has ever known.

Whether you play this example fingerstyle (as Andress does) or hybrid style (picking the bass line; plucking the chord stabs with your middle, ring, and pinky fingers), this 12-bar walking blues in G offers the perfect gateway into the spectacular style of solo jazz/funk guitar that Andress so brilliantly pioneered.