For week 2 we're going to look at Jimmy Martin and the idea of swing in bluegrass rhythm guitar. Jimmy Martin's music always has a propulsive, energetic quality that underpins it. To me, the secret ingredient that creates this feeling is his rhythm playing. It is both driving and bouncy at the same time. We'll deconstruct how he does this and hopefully glean some wisdom from the King of Bluegrass.
Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Honey You Don't Know My Mind
Loop 0:00 Introduction to Jimmy Martin Style Rhythm Guitar
Loop 1:16 Breakdown of Jimmy Martin Style Rhythm Guitar
Loop 6:15 Playing Straight vs. with Swing
Loop 7:53 Practice Loop Playing with Swing
Loop 11:00 Closing Thoughts and the Importance of a Backbeat