RHYTHM GUITAR 016: Creating Rhythms (Blues)

October 19, 2018:
Creating Rhythms (Rock)

 NEW  The 16th 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 16 is dedicated to performing blues. Four examples in the lesson will focus on covering; Swung Finger-Picked Blues Rhythms, Dominant Chord Shuffle, Syncopated 16th-Note Blues, and a 6/8 Blues Rhythm Pattern.

Watch the Part One Video FREE on YouTube:

PART ONE (free on YouTube):  Example one is based upon a swung feel of the shuffle-rhythm. A steady eighth-note shuffle is mixed against eighth-note triplets to form a steady groove with strong accents on beats one and three.

PART TWO:  In example two, we're going to run through another 'Blues Shuffle' groove. This blues feel will focus on the use of Dominant 7th chord patterns performed around the traditional, "I-IV-V." 

In example three, our groove shifts to the classic sounds of rhythms based upon the syncopated 16th-note blues feel. This groove is similar to the feel that was used profusely by, "Stevie Ray Vaughn."

The pattern used in example three is a single measure pattern based upon a recurring mix of 16th-notes and 8th-notes. This single bar groove establishes a rhythm pattern for the strum-hand that remains consistent throughout each bar.


PART FOUR:  Example four shifts to using the 6/8 time signature triple-meter rhythmic feel. This is also commonly referred to as, "compound meter."

This example operates around a two-bar groove that is based upon a mix of mostly 8th-notes as well as, a single quarter note in the second measure of the phrase.

The rhythm pattern shown in example four demonstrates a feel of  the, "triple meter," groove that applies consistent 8th-notes around the time signature of compound meter, (6/8 and 12/8).

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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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