The guitar is predominantly a rhythm instrument. Just like lead guitar, there's a certain vocabulary that a rhythm guitarist should have under their fingers. David Isaacs breaks down 30 common rhythm grooves and delivers them to you in this groove pack!
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David Isaacs provides 30 individual rhythm guitar grooves that you can cut your teeth on. If you've got a good rhythmic feel, but need some ideas on individual groove, this course is for you!
To get started, David introduces us to this rhythm grooves pack and discusses how you'll move forward.
To get us started off, David delivers a straight-up rock groove.
This one, like the last you'll be emphasizing that backbeat. You'll add a shuffle to make things interesting.
Against a pulsing kick drum, you'll be playing a running eighth note pattern, in what is one of the most common rhythmic grooves in Pop and Rock.
For this groove, you'll be taking ideas from the last lesson and adding a shuffle to it.
This groove has a push on the three which is shifted an eighth note early.
Like the previous groove, you'll use a pushed three, but add a shuffle feel.
This riff surrounds a classic stomping rhythm and makes use of some satisfying crunch on the tone.
This riff like the last will surround a stomping rhythm while adding a shuffle feel.
We're now getting into more complex grooves and riffs that will be incorporating syncopated elements.
Just like the last riff, this one introduces the shuffle feel.
This riff is an R&B-influenced rock riff with an accented backbeat.
This riff adds a shuffle feel to the offbeat rhythm in a Blues/Rock genre.
This groove harkens back to Country and Americana with the classic Boom Chick rhythm.
This groove is not only a shuffle, but it's designed to really accentuate the offbeat snare in the track.
This riff is designed around the classic country train beat.
This riff has a very familiar down south "swamp" vibe in a shuffle rhythm.
This groove has a repeating pattern on the hi-hat that you'll be grooving around.
This riff makes use of the "half-time" groove.
This riff should be familiar. It takes advantage of the classic "Bo Diddley" beat.
This groove is designed around a street beat you might here in New Orleans.
This groove moves around a straight quarter note kick drum known in musical circles as the "Four on the Floor" beat.
This riff is all about that crazy surf rhythm from days gone by!
This one gets funky with syncopated chords that flow with the strong beats of the drum section.
We're once again working with pushed rhythms, like we did previously. This one has a smooth riff built around it.
This groove goes back to the stomp rhythm you tackled previously, this time with a half time feel.
This riff is a blend of classic blues with a Caribbean Rumba flavor.
This riff gets funk with some rock influence that harkens back to the jam band era.
This soul-influenced riff takes advantage of a triplet feel.
You'll once again be working with that rock stomp feel, but this time you'll be syncopating the riff.
This groove is a classic rock staple in the time signature of 6/8.
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Most guitarist I know want to learn lead guitar as the name leading guitar puts you at the top of the chain. However not too many understand that rhythm is the foundation of a good lead guitar. This is by far one of the best topics I have found
Wish he played a little longer at the end of the video with the backing track. Maybe like 30 second longer