RHYTHM GUITAR 005: Dynamics - Stress & Accent of Time

May 18, 2018:
Dynamics - Stress and Accent of Time

 NEW  The fifth lesson of "Rhythm Guitar" studies the effects of adding dynamics around chord shots.

The lesson works on including more stress and accent to specific areas of the beat. This enhances the overall feel of the groove by emphasizing different areas of the beat.

A bonus to BASIC and PREMIUM web-site members are the MP3 play-along tracks that will help teach the specific feel of each accent demonstrated throughout the lesson. 

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...

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PART ONE:  In example one, a steady 8th-note groove applies a series of Power-chords from the key of "E Minor." The progression uses a number of rapid chord changes that shift quickly along the length of the neck.

The rhythm in example one is very steady, and uses all eighth-notes. Even though this steady feel occurs throughout, there are very specific pushes that happen upon beats one and three of each measure.

In example two, a folk strumming piece in "D Major," uses the feel of broken eighth-notes that applies both quarter notes and tied eighth notes. The groove is very consistent, duplicating measure by measure. Accents occur upon beats 1, 2 and 4.

The open chord voicings used in example two include open; "D, Em, C, G, and A." The progression is based in the key of "D Major," and applies these open position chords with a consistent folk strumming feel..

In example three, the feel shifts to the 16th-note groove. Accents are organized across the riff on varied beats in time. The down-beats of one and three are of particular importance. In measures one and two there's an additional accent upon the fourth beats second sixteenth note.

There are five unique upper 3-string triad chord types used in example three. They include; "Bm, A, Em, G and F#m." Learn each chord shape and its location on the neck. Develop good technique at switching through the shapes along the fingerboard.

Example four, the groove and timing of the progression shift into the Jazz-swing feel. The concept with this rhythmic groove is multifaceted.

In a shuffle rhythm, (similar to swing), the first note in a pair may be twice (or more) the duration of the second note. In a jazz-swing rhythm, the ratio of the first note's duration to the second note's duration can take on a range of duration. The example four groove, is based upon eighth-notes and extends the duration of the first eighth.

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