RHYTHM GUITAR 009: Soul, Funk & Reggae

July 13, 2018:
Soul, Funk and Reggae

 NEW  The ninth lesson of "Rhythm Guitar" studies the grooves of Soul, Funk and Reggae rhythms.

Four examples covers four detailed rhythmic examples along with seventeen chord shapes that are common to the soul, funk and reggae 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 "D 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):  Example one, stresses the back-beat in soul rhythm guitar. The rhythm part includes a laid back quarter note feel in measures one and two. Measure three and four adopt a strict eighth-note count with accents occurring on the up-beats.

PART TWO:  In example two, funky chord shots are performed using unique sixteenth-note rhythm structures. The first two measures use a meter involving a dotted eighth and a sixteenth over the count. These measures also establish some slight syncopation in bar two. Measures three and four apply a steady sixteenth-note feel with an eighth-note tied into a half-note on the up-beat of two. 

In example three, the focus is on performing single-string funk. A two-bar rhythmic phrase incorporates steady eighth-notes applied with a pair of 16th's on the down-beat.

PART FOUR:  In example four, the feel of the Reggae rhythm is our main study. The feel of the back-beat is heavily emphasized by way of the traditional reggae, "chord chop.".

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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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