`Love is a losing game` is a great tune with some fantastic sounding jazzy chord voicings and in the video, I show you how you can play the SAME chords in DIFFERENT ways to create some really cool sounds. [Read more…]
I recently got a reader question asking me “How do I improve rhythm skills on the guitar?” It`s a great question and one I get a lot so I decided to create a video on it. To find out 4 ways to improve your rhythm skills on the guitar check out the video HERE (and please like and comment). [Read more…]
I’ve said it many times before, but I will say it again. I’m not a huge fan of when guitarists play a song and use just one strum pattern throughout the whole song.
It’s okay when starting out or learning the song but as soon as you are comfortable, start adding more strum patterns, variations and strum fills for a much more powerful effect. Today, I’ll show you how to seamlessly combine different strum patterns to create a piece of music that is exciting and vibrant.
In this short lesson, I go through some very powerful techniques that will help you become a master of rhythm.
Rhythm is the most important part of music. It`s not the only part but it is so fundamental everything.
Whenever you do anything on the guitar you will be playing with rhythm. Whether it`s strumming, picking, solo-ing, it doesn`t matter, it ALL contains rhythm.
Without good and solid rhythm music sounds rubbish. If the rhythm is great, then the music is often great.
Not all of the great guitarists out there know how to play loads of chords, scales and arpeggios but all of them have a great handle of rhythm.
Soak up this lesson and apply the ideas regularly and you too will develop a stronger sense of rhythm which will take your guitar playing to the next level.
Most guitarists spend a huge amount of time on everything EXCEPT rhythm guitar. They spend way too much time on chords, scales and just noodling around. So much so that they don`t have the time to work on some of the things that really count – such as rhythm guitar.
If guitarists were more efficient, most would be much better players in a much shorter space of time. One area that lacks any efficiency whatsoever is their rhythm playing, and in particular – strumming. [Read more…]