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This lesson is part of our Intros, Riffs & Licks Package.

Continuing in the riffs series we present Joe Walsh's most recognizable early song, Funk #49. This was released in 1970 on the second James Gang album, James Gang Rides Again and is still covered occasionally by his current band, the Eagles. The opening riff is derived from a standard blues lick and the only other theme is right out of the minor pentatonic scale. The right hand must keep a steady, percussive motion for everything to sound best.