Expanding Your Rhythm Playing

Skill Building Guitar Course from Chris Liepe

Chris takes his 6 week series technique into an "Expanding your Rhythm Playing" session.

6 Lessons

Complete course with step-by-step lessons and practice examples.


Course filmed with 6 cameras for the perfect angles.

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Chris takes his 6 week series technique into an Expanding your Rhythm Playing session. Here you will learn how to dive into different ways of creating new forms of the chords you currently know. Chris will also demonstrate the theory behind why these new forms can be created.


Week 1: Series Introduction and Theory

Welcome to lesson 1 in this 6 week series on expanding your rhythm guitar playing! Here, Chris introduces you to what will be taught in the series and starts breaking things down in the key of E.

48:36 Runtime

3.5 Difficulty

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Week 2: In The Key Of A

In week 2 of his 6 Week Rhythm Guitar Series, Chris breaks down the key of A major.

13:56 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty


Week 3: In The Key Of D

Week 3 of this 6 week series presents a deeper understanding of the key of D major.

13:45 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty


Week 4: In The Key Of G

Following in suit with the last 3 lessons, Chris explains some rhythm guitar ideas in the key of G.

15:28 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty


Week 5: In The Key Of B

In Lesson 5 of this 6 week series, Chris breaks down the final key of B.

7:30 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty


Week 6: Language of Chords

In this final lesson, Chris teaches how to put a name to the face of all the different chord shapes you have created in the past 5 lessons.

12:06 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

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  • Greeley, CO
  • Playing since 1995
  • 312 lessons at JamPlay
Portland native Chris Liepe first played piano, which he pursued until discovering his love for the electric guitar in high school. As a fan of bands like Soundgarden, Collective Soul, and U2, he was inspired to start singing, songwriting, and helping others in their musical endeavors.

After moving to Colorado with his family, Chris began gigging, recording, and teaching in a number of music stores and out of his apartment until he decided to pursue music full time. He completed his Bachelors in Music Technology and started working at Sweetwater Productions, a division of Sweetwater Sound and one of the largest, most successful recording studios in the Midwest.

Chris spent nearly 4 years at Sweetwater as a producer, recording engineer, studio musician, and writer. During this time he had the privilege of working with many artists, including Augustana, Landon Pigg, Jars of Clay, and Mercy Me.

Chris Liepe owns and runs his own recording and teaching studio in Colorado. You might even hear his vocals featured in theme music for dozens of daily radio programs and commercial jingles airing around the country.
Reviews & Feedback 86/100 with 69 ratings

Been playing rhythm for 20 years. Had a aha moment. Siting here stunned. He brought a lot of things together.


Great job, Chris! I get it.


Great, great stuff. Exactly what I was looking for, the right mix of theory and practical application.


I've been playing a while .. and some of this I do but was never taught why and this really cleared up a lot Thank you !


It's amanzingly helpful, thank you very much.


love love the teacher!


Opens new ways of looking at the fretboard.




Very good teacher, thanks