Guitarists spend 90% of their time on the bandstand playing rhythm guitar behind vocals and other musicians' solos, which is why it's the most important aspect of your playing. Having command of a wide range of chord voicings and rhythm approaches is what distinguishes great players from the mediocre, and it's also the number one reason that other musicians will want you in their band or invite you back to the jam. The video guitar lessons in this core course will equip you with the skills that you need to take your rhythm guitar playing to the next level.
Play Blues Guitar 4: Rhythm Approaches is organized into 3 sections. In the first section, you'll work on learning new concepts and gaining insight for blues rhythm. Section 2 will have you playing your way through some very cool rhythms and grooves. Finally in Section 3 you will dial in your rhythm chops by playing a series of Essential Performance Studies.
When you've completed the lessons here in Rhythm Approaches, you'll find more lessons focused on blues rhythm guitar in Rhythm Principles, also a Play Blues Guitar 4 core course.
The educators demonstrate all of the key examples over jam tracks (where and when applicable) to simulate a real-world application, in a musical context. Key examples are also tabbed and notated for your practice, reference and study purposes. Take as much time as you need to work through each video guitar lesson before moving on to the next lesson. If you want to dig deeper or wider into any of the topics covered in this core course, check out the rest of the courses in the Blues Learning Path where you'll find more examples, techniques and insight from top TrueFire educators. Grab your guitar and let's get started!