RHYTHM GUITAR 017: Creating Rhythms (Country)

November 2, 2018:
Creating Rhythms (Country)

 NEW  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 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 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. 

In example three, the 16th-note feel takes center stage with a busy fast American style country groove. This feel is extremely popular in American country and can be found in many hit songs like, "The Devil Went Down to Georgia," and, "Boot Scootin' Boogie.

PART FOUR:  Example four focuses on adding in melody line lead-ups (filler lines) around chord changes that are based upon arpeggiated in-position chord shapes.

This example uses in position triads based off of the 5th and 6th strings. These triads form the core of this example's structure. Additional two-note chords are added in and around each chord within every measure.

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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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