14 Amazing Songs That Will (Guaranteed) Improve Your Rhythm Playing

14 Amazing Songs That Will (Guaranteed) Improve Your Rhythm Playing.

Typically, playing rhythm along with a killer rhythm section will do wonders for your rhythm guitar skills.

Students sometimes ask me: “what kind of songs do you like playing rhythm guitar with?”

Here’s a list of songs I could play rhythm guitar on for hours without ever getting tired of it.

  1. Coffy (Roy Ayers, sound track)

  2. Feel Good Inc. (Gorillaz)

  3. The Kansas City Shuffle (J. Ralph, soundtrack “Lucky Number Slevin”)

  4. Sex Machine (James Brown)

  5. Play That Funky Music (Wild Cherry)

  6. U Can’t Touch This (MC. Hammer)

  7. Little Child Running Wild. (Curtis Mayfield)

  8. Move On Up (Curtis Mayfield/Lettuce)

    F#m Em A Bm

  9. We Care A Lot (Faith No More)

  10. Across 110th Street (Bobby Womack)

    Intro Bm Em F#m
    Verse Em Bm
    Chorus G A F#m Bm (Bm A)

  11. Epic (Faith No More)

  12. The Distance (Cake)

  13. Any Rage Against The Machine song. (Especially if you learned the song note for note and play it along with the track)

  14. The more funky songs on Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Blood Sugar Sex Magik” album. (Especially if you learned the song note for note and play it along with the track)


I strongly believe it’s the many hours I have jammed playing rhythm guitar over these above songs, that have solidified my timing.
(besides of course also metronome practice).

I added the chords for a couple of the songs.
See if you can figure out the chords by ear for the other ones.
That way you also get some good ear training.

Or there is of course also always… the internet, if you can’t figure out the chords by ear. 🙂

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