ES­SEN­TIAL RHYTHM GUI­TAR

A lot of read­ers have asked us for more on chords and rhythm. So let’s feel the beat with a new se­ries from Iain Scott on Es­sen­tial Rhythm Gui­tar.

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A lot of read­ers have asked us for more on chords and rhythm. So let’s feel the beat with a new se­ries from Iain Scott on Es­sen­tial Rhythm Gui­tar.

In this new se­ries, we’ll ex­plore the es­sen­tial ap­proaches a well rounded rhythm guitarist can draw on to en­hance a song. Cov­er­ing nu­mer­ous gen­res, we will fo­cus on ar­eas such as rhyth­mic pat­terns, chord voic­ings, pitch al­lo­ca­tion (ie high/mid­dle/low notes), sin­gle note fills and how two gui­tars parts can be ar­ranged well. There is a par­tic­u­lar art to be­ing a great ac­com­pa­nist who en­hances a rhythm sec­tion so this se­ries will pro­vide many in­sights into how you can ex­cel and keep em­ployed!

So, let’s start the se­ries with this month’s in­stal­ment that un­picks the clas­sic blues shuffle from the 50s through to the 70s with play­ers like Chuck Berry, Mike Bloom­field, Canned Heat, Hen­drix, John May­all, ZZ Top as well as more mod­ern blues play­ers such as Clap­ton and Joe Bona­massa.

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