Deep Dive: Feeling Rhythm

Skill Building Guitar Course from Jeff Gunn

Jeff Gunn takes us on an adventure through time - time signatures, that is. This course is designed for the beginner to intermediate player who is ready to add 6 different time signatures to their skillset. We'll cover everything from the standard 4/4, and the "swing feel" of 3/4 time to more challenging signatures like 5/4 and 7/8 time. So grab some Plutonium and a Flux Capacitor because by the end of this course we'll be able to feel the rhythm of any time signature to truly become Masters of Time!

22 Lessons

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

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Course filmed with 6 cameras for the perfect angles.

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Full Course Breakdown

In this Lesson set: Jeff Gunn will show us the different picking patterns, strumming, and rhythm needed for each time signature. Each lesson will contain a teaching session followed by an extended practice session so we can truly get these time signatures under our fingers before going on to practice them over the provided backing tracks.

1

Course Introduction

Jeff Gunn introduces us to "Deep Dive: Feeling Rhythm'

2:18 Runtime

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2

Playing in 4/4 Time

In this lesson, Jeff takes us through using 1/4 notes and 1/16 notes in different arrangements.

14:38 Runtime

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3

Emphasizing the Upbeat

In this lesson, Jeff shows us how to emphasize the "and" between notes to help create different tempos and feels in our playing.

3:33 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty

4

Basic Swing Feel

Now it's time to apply what we have learned about creating different feels in our playing to a specific type of playing: Swing!

2:26 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty

5

Single Notes in 4/4 Time

In this lesson, Jeff helps us begin to add 1/8 and 1/16 notes to 4/4 time to create different feels in our playing.

13:37 Runtime

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6

Swinging Single Notes in 4/4 Time

Things are starting to heat up as we learn how to combine a "swing feel" to our chords and progressions.

11:27 Runtime

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7

The Two

Jeff now shows us how to add a new count that will allow us to play different rhythms over the top. We also get to play with a bit of Calypso Music!

12:55 Runtime

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8

The 2 Feel with Single Notes

With our new understanding of the 2 feel, Jeff now shows us how to add single notes into the mix.

13:08 Runtime

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9

Playing in 3/4 Time

Now, we will add a new time to our understanding: 3/4 time. Jeff helps us to understand how to play this timing with good emphasis.

13:22 Runtime

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10

Playing Single Notes in 3/4 Time

Just like before, now we will focus on adding single notes to this new timing.

15:49 Runtime

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11

Playing in 6/8 Time

Continuing on, we are now jumping into 6/8 time. Jeff explains how this timing works and walks us through how to play it.

13:20 Runtime

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12

Picking Notes in 6/8 Time

Now that we know 6/8 time, Jeff shows us how to play single notes to this specific time as well as how to emphasize certain notes.

14:52 Runtime

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13

Playing in 12/8 Time

Jeff breaks down how 12/8 time works and how we can add it to our playing.

16:19 Runtime

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Picking Notes in 12/8 Time

Now that we have an understanding of 12/8 time under our belts, Jeff helps us with how to pick and strum individual notes to spice up our playing.

13:29 Runtime

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Playing in 5/4 Time

We will now start working on 5/8 time- an "odd" time signature. Just like in the other times, we will now learn how to play this time in the correct way.

15:06 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty

16

Picking Notes in 5/4 Time

Here, Jeff breaks down how to pick specific notes in 5/4 time.

12:52 Runtime

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17

Playing in 7/8 Time

In this lesson we jump into our next odd time signature where Jeff walks us through how to play it correctly.

14:35 Runtime

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18

Picking Notes in 7/8 Time

Once again, we take what we have learned about the 7/8 time and Jeff shows us how to pick specific notes to add new feels to the sound.

10:51 Runtime

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19

Syncopation

Here, Jeff explains what syncopation is and how we can apply it to the things we have learned so far.

12:48 Runtime

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20

Syncopated Rhythms and Single Notes

Now, we build on top of what we have learned about syncopation using different rhythms and learning how to add single notes to it.

12:27 Runtime

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21

Putting it All Together: Offbeats

In this lesson, Jeff helps us to take everything we have learned and apply it to the offbeats.

14:02 Runtime

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22

Putting it All Together: 6/8 Time

In the final lesson, Jeff takes us all the way back to 6/8 time and shows us how to use all the new skills we have learned.

16:35 Runtime

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Jeff Gunn is Juno Award nominated guitarist, songwriter and producer for his work on Emmanuel Jal's The Key (Gatwitch/Universal). He is the author of the Hidden Sounds: Discover Your Own Method on Guitar (Mayfair Music Publications) and a regular “guitar tips” contributor in print and film with Acoustic Guitar Magazine, Guitar World, Canadian Musician, Overdrive (Thailand), and The Guitar Mag (Thailand).

Jeff Gunn is Juno Award nominated guitarist, songwriter and producer for his work on Emmanuel Jal's The Key (Gatwitch/Universal). He is the author of the Hidden Sounds: Discover Your Own Method on Guitar (Mayfair Music Publications) and a regular “guitar tips” contributor in print and film with Acoustic Guitar Magazine, Guitar World, Canadian Musician, Overdrive (Thailand), and The Guitar Mag (Thailand). He co-wrote the song "Scars" with Jal and Nelly Furtado for the film The Good Lie (Warner Brothers 2014) and The Black Prince (2017) soundtrack. He has recorded with Emmanuel Jal, Nelly Furtado, Bibi McGill, Mark Pellizzer, Kae Sun, Domanique Grant, Rayzak, performed with DMC, Swizz Beatz, Kate Todd, Tanika Charles, and continues to serve as musical director for Jal opening for such acts as Nico & Vinz, Peter Gabriel, Bonnie Raitt, Angelique Kidjo, Xavier Rudd, Mumford & Sons and Ellie Goulding. He has performed at Glastonbury, Juno Songwriters’ Circle, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Ringo Starr’s Birthday Concert at Capitol Records, United Nations, Grammy Museum Concert Series in Honour of Bob Marley, Jimmy Kimmel’s Annual Italian Festival, and at the Dalai Lama One World Concert. He has appeared on CBC, CTV Canada AM, Good Day New York, Fox TV, Ted Talks, The Travel Channel (Thailand) and more. Jeff is endorsed by Godin Guitars, D’Addario Canada, Levy’s Guitar Straps, Planet Waves, G7th Capos, JHS Pedals and Gravity Guitar Picks.
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