But even with all the work I've put into being an in-demand player, funk and modern-gospel are still a struggle for me. I'm always looking for new technique while learning the classics like Tower of Power, Graham Central Station, Prince, etc.
In this video, Allen Woody of the Allman Bros Band spends some time discussing and demonstrating his funk technique with a pick and ring finger. This is really different, and I like his sound. Give it a watch. The "funk section" begins at 23:45. Enjoy.