Rhythm

A category of blogs discussing rhythm guitar. This ranges from blues, funk, or country rhythm styles to rhythmic reading, poly-rhythms, rhythmic displacement, odd meters and so much more.

Spicing Up Rhythm Parts with 6th Intervals

Spicing Up Rhythm Parts with 6th Intervals A great way to come up with awesome sounding rhythm guitar parts, is combining chord strums with melodic lines in 6ths. You can hear an amazing example of this in John Mayer’s song “Belief” Jimi Hendrix is another guitarist who came up with cool rhythm guitar parts using
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The Four 8th – Note Rhythm Permutations On 1 Beat

The Four 8th – Note Rhythm Permutations On 1 Beat This lesson is inspired on experiences with students, who were struggling understanding how to read or perform rhythms with 8th notes. The term “8th note” refers to rhythm. An 8th note is a note that lasts for 1/8th of a measure. Build upon the idea
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10 Riffs Every Guitar Player Should Know

Riffs Every Guitar Player Should Know Smoke On The Water (Deep Purple) Most guitar players play the “Smoke On The Water” riff with a pick. Interestingly enough: Ritchie Blackmore actually fingerpicked this. The mutes are created by hitting your (finger)picking hand down on the strings. Whole Lotta Rosie (ACDC) Most guitar players play this riff
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Rhythm Exercises With Mutes

Rhythm Exercises With Mutes. I’ve writing a lot of blogs lately on chords and scales, but have been neglecting rhythm a bit. So here it goes! First off: some music notation clarification. Slashes represent chords. You get a chord sound when you gently “squeeze” the strings against the frets. X’s represent mutes. Mutes sound percussive
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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
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