RHYTHM GUITAR 010: Spanish & Latin Rhythms

July 27, 2018:
Spanish and Latin Rhythms

 NEW  The tenth lesson of "Rhythm Guitar" studies the unique rhythmic feel found in Spanish and Latin music including the; Tango, the Merengue and Samba.

Four examples cover four detailed rhythmic examples along with twenty-two chord shapes that are common to the Latin guitar style. Plus, there's a bonus "Rhythm Challenge" (MP3 Jam Track and TAB's) that applies rhythm guitar layering using chords along with filler lines over a recurring harmony in, "Bb Major."

A bonus for BASIC and PREMIUM web-site members are the 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 area to 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...

Watch the Part One Video FREE on YouTube:

PART ONE (free on YouTube):  Example one teaches ideas on how to feel the accents that occur upon the push of the beat in Caribbean music. The rhythm study accents the down-beat of each measure off of a dotted quarter-note losing the downbeat of three.

PART TWO:  In example two, a single measure syncopated sixteenth-note groove demonstrates the feel of the "Tango" rhythm. This dance feel from Argentina establishes a strong feel using simple syncopation across a 2-bar phrase. 

In example three, a two-bar "Merengue" phrase incorporates steady eighth-notes mixed with quarter-notes on the down-beat of one and two of the phrases first bar. The second bar of this groove applies a dotted quarter with an up-beat push into the beat of three. Quarter notes are applied to the second bars third and fourth beats.

PART FOUR:  In example four, the Brazilian dance rhythm of the "Samba" is our focus. A simple version of this popular dance is provided in the lesson to introduce the Samba feel.

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Paid members can download the handout along with the MP3 jamtracks in the members area at: CreativeGuitarStudio.com



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