RHYTHM GUITAR 015: Creating Rhythms (Rock)

October 05, 2018:
Creating Rhythms (Rock)

 NEW  The 15th 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 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...

The lesson plan for episode 15 is dedicated to performing rock. Four examples in the lesson will focus on covering; even 8th-note rock rhythm, back-beat 8th-note syncopated rock, the 16th-note gallop, and British blues-rock (triplet feel).

Watch the Part One Video FREE on YouTube:

PART ONE (free on YouTube):  Example one is based upon the common "even 8th-note" rock rhythm. This groove is based upon performing a steady and consistent 8th-note groove. Often times chord shots are intermixed or layered over the groove. This gives the rhythm an effect of a loss to the down-beat.

PART TWO:  In example two, we're going to run through another 8th-note feel. However, this time we'll develop an 8th-note syncopated idea with an emphasis upon the back-beat. 

In example three, I've included the groove known of in heavy metal and hard rock styles as the, "Gallop." This rhythm applies a mix of both 8th-notes and 16th-notes that groove steadily and consistently to create a heavy, "chugging" feel.

The pattern used in example three is a recurring mix of an 8th-note and two 16th-notes. This establishes a picking pattern for the strum-hand that remains steady throughout.


PART FOUR:  Example four focuses on the rhythmic feel found throughout many of the songs played by British Blues-Rock bands. This rhythmic style includes the style of music played by bands such as; Ten Years After, Jethro Tull, and Cream.

The rhythm pattern shown in example 04 demonstrates a style of British Blues-Rock groove that applies consistent 8th-note triplets.

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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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