Using 6ths to Beef Up Your Rhythm Playing.

Using 6ths to Beef Up Your Rhythm Playing.

Today I’ll show you how to beef up your rhythm playing with 6 intervals.
If you’re not sure what 6ths are or uncertain how to play them: you would benefit from studying this blog first: 6th Intervals.

I’m very excited about writing today’s blog because I know how much this lesson will contribute to your rhythm guitar skills.
Adding 6ths to your rhythm playing, is one surefire way to come up with killer, impressive sounding rhythm parts.

The cool sounding rhythm parts you’ll come up with, will also inspire songs.
This is not just a performer’s tool: it’s also a songwriting tool.

A great example of how combining rhythm playing with 6th lines, triggers songwriting ideas, is John Mayer’s “Belief”

Here’s the tablature for the Belief intro and verse: belief-john-mayer

Another great example: Jimi Hendrix’s “Room Full Of Mirrors”, which you can see and hear me perform here.

Notice the intro and verse rhythm part, consisting of 6th intervals only.

I throw in 6th lines in my rhythm playing ALL the time when I jam with other people.
It’s definitely a huge part of my rhythm style.
Following video will give you rhythm ideas.

So now we got all the serious stuff out of the way… now something completely different…

I’m definitely guilty of this haha 🙂


Hit me up anytime at [email protected] if you would like me to send you backing tracks to jam over with 6ths, if you have any questions, or if you would like to book a lesson.
You’re on your way to becoming a great guitar player.
Have fun! 🙂


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