RHYTHM GUITAR 018: Creating Rhythms (Soul /R&B)

November 16, 2018:
Creating Rhythms (Soul /R and B)

 NEW  The 18th 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 18 is focused upon performing rhythms in the Soul /R and B style. Four examples in the lesson will focus on covering; the Slow Soul Guitar-chop, R and B Rhythm-shot (rock steady), Slow Groove Hip-Hop /Soul Fusion, and Funk-Soul Motown (16th-note) groove.

Watch the Part One Video FREE on YouTube:

PART ONE (free on YouTube):  Example one, explores how to practice the popular "Slow-soul" guitar chop. This steady and balanced groove operates around a single measure rhythm meter.

PART TWO:  In example two,  the groove is based upon tight rhythm shots within the R&B style. This rhythm approach is often called the "Rock Steady" rhythm and can be heard in many songs. One of the legendary players who uses this groove often is guitarist Steve Cropper. 

In example three, the two-measure phrase of this rhythm is wide and open with the primary note duration being that of a whole-note. The whole-note is applied across beats 1, and 3 of measure one and beat 1 of measure two. 8th-notes are applied to the ending of measure two (beats 3 and 4).

PART FOUR:  Example four involves the use of another two-bar phrase that centers around the slightly syncopated 16th-note feel. This groove is based on the heavy accent of the beat of, "1."

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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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