RHYTHM GUITAR 017: Creating Rhythms (Country)

The 17th lesson of “Rhythm Guitar” shifts to a new practice routine that has the sessions start including composition. Each of the remaining Rhythm Guitar episodes will not only include stylistic examples, but they will also include a section for students to create their own original rhythm jams.

A bonus for BASIC and PREMIUM web-site members are the (9) MP3 play-along tracks that will help with learning each rhythm example. 

Paid Web-site members (BASIC and PREMIUM), can watch the associated video lessons and download the detailed PDF handout, along with the MP3 clap /strum play-along tracks… 

Join the member’s areato download the PDF handout and MP3’s. Study all of the examples with full access to both video lessons. Be sure to spend some additional time on learning the “Rhythm Jam Challenge” piece that I performed at the start of the lesson in the “Part One” video...

EPISODE 17:
The lesson plan for episode 17 is dedicated to performing country. Four examples in the lesson will focus on covering; Back-Beat Country Accents in a mixed feel, Triple meter Country Shuffle in 3/4 time, the faster feel of American 16th-note Country and the performance of melody line lead-ups (filler lines) based upon arpeggio tones.

Watch the Part One Video FREE on YouTube:

PART ONE (free on YouTube):  Example one, breaks down the back-beat accent (mixed) country feel. The groove applies a blend of 8th and 16th note feel to create a strongly accented effect with a series of open position chords.

PART TWO:  In example two, our feel will switch to the triple-meter country shuffle. It is based upon 3/4 time signature and is one of the most popular feels found in old-time /classic country. 

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