Rhythm guitar is our topic this week. Given how important it is (as illustrated by the sheer percentage of time that you're playing rhythm when you're playing music), it's pretty under appreciated and understudied. The thing is: playing good rhythm is incredibly fun! There are few things I enjoy more than getting together with a couple of good old time musicians and trying to lock in with them, swatting out solid rhythm guitar. Very simple and very satisfying.
In this lesson, I lay out the fundamentals of "boom-chuck" style accompaniment, alternating roots and 5ths in the bass, and playing in 3/4 time.
p.s. The metronome is your friend.
Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Loop 0:27 The Importance of Rhythm Guitar
Loop 2:44 Breakdown of "Boom Chuck" Rhythm Guitar
Loop 7:01 Breakdown of White Dove 3/4 Rhythm
Loop 9:56 The Quick Upbrush
Loop 11:18 What to Practice