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 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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Comping with Guide Tones

What is Comping And What Are Guide Tones? “Comping” is a term used by jazz musicians. It is short for “accompanying”. The term “guide tones” refers to the 3rds and 7ths of chords. These are the most important notes in a chord. The 3rd is the note that gives a chord it’s major or minor
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Some Overview of the ZOT Zin Blogs So Far.

ZOT Zin Music Blog Overview I felt like reminiscing over the many cool things we covered so far in the ZOT Zin Music blogs. Consider this like a quick little checklist, of the many free lessons we shared so far. This can also serve, as some sort of “lesson plan” In addition: you can use
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Latin American Guitar Styles

Latin-American Rhythm Guitar Styles It’s always fun to learn the guitar styles of other cultures. Let’s have some fun, exploring some of the Latin rhythm guitar styles. Bossa Nova Montuno Cuban Mexican/Spanish ChaChaCha ChaChaCha (Extended Version) Jamaican Cuban Mambo Conclusion The above examples are super much fun to play. There’s lots of really amazing rhythm
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