Leo Nocentelli Breaks Down The Guitar Part On “Cissy Strut”

Thrilled to find this instructional vid from Leo Nocentelli himself, giving a demonstration of his guitar part on The Meters’ classic instrumental, Cissy Strut. This is from “The Secrets Of Funk: Using It And Fusing It!” DVD, available here. I’ve played this tune many times – we used to open with it as a sort of “sound check” number, especially on nights when we walked in without a sound check! You can’t really go wrong with it once you’ve got the swing. But there are some fine details you can hear in this solo rendition that I never quite caught before. Mr. Nocentelli starts it off slow before bringing it up to tempo, and then he mixes in some other Meters funk magic! Definitely today’s guitar lesson post. Check it out:

Author: Eric Din

Eric makes songs, records, and little forts for cats to play in. Founder/lifer in The UPTONES, guitarist, songwriter, music teacher and music curator, Eric blogs at ericdin.com except when he doesn't.

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