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.

How To Play Michael Jackson’s “Beat It”

How To Play Michael Jackson’s “Beat It” Apart from the solo section, there are really only 2 parts in this song: The main riff: this is the guitar part played in the into and chorus The verse: power chords. Steve Lukather played all the rhythm guitar parts on “Beat it”. He’s one of my top-10
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Let’s Get Funky: Improve Your Rhythm Playing, Become A FunkMeister

Let’s Get Funky: Improve Your Rhythm Playing, Become A FunkMeister Led Zeppelin’s “Bring It On Home” Not known to be a funk band haha, Led Zeppelin has some really darn funky parts. A great example showcasing how funky the Zep guys could get, is the 2nd riff in “Bring It On Home” song Here’s a
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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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