Guitarist, Musicians Institute Director Jude Gold Debuts Music Video for "Funkytown"

If you think the teaching going on at Musicians Institute is anything but cutting edge, we invite you to check out the video below and rethink your position.

That's MI Guitar Program Director Jude Gold doing a rendition of the classic dance track "Funkytown," making use of his "spank guitar" technique -- think of it as slapping and popping for guitar.

Gold teaches this technique and more in his "Slap, Pop and Beyond" course at MI.

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Josh Hart

Josh Hart is a former web producer and staff writer for Guitar World and Guitar Aficionado magazines (2010–2012). He has since pursued writing fiction under various pseudonyms while exploring the technical underpinnings of journalism, now serving as a senior software engineer for The Seattle Times.