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.

Rhythm Skills: Learn The Doobie Brothers Long Train Running

Rhythm Skills: Learn The Doobie Brothers Long Train Running “Long Train Running” is one of my favorite Doobie Brothers songs. This is one of these songs that will do wonders for your time-feel and rhythm playing skills. There are 3 main parts The main Gm7 chord funky rhythm part This is actually 2-3 overdubbed guitars.
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Fun Advanced Polyrhythm Exercises

Fun Advanced Polyrhythm Exercises Poly-rhythms is what happens when 2 or more musicians play completely different time signatures simultaneously. For example: one person plays a 3/4 rhythm while another person plays a 4/4 rhythm. This is something you really want to get good at if you love progressive rock or fusion. It’s a good skill
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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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