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Having shared the stage with Lady Gaga, Janet Jackson, and countless American Idol contestants, Tim Stewart brings seasoned pedigree to the JamPlay team. His course, "Modern Grooves & Retro Rhythms", serves to help you unlock the pocket with your rhythm guitar playing. Learn the tools to create interest and add life with chordal moves, single note lines, swells, double stops and much more.
Suited for guitarists of all skill levels, our emphasis will be on fluidity, timing, groove, and what we as guitar players can add to the mix. Learn more or start the course with membership, or get lifetime access with purchase.
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Tim Stewart is a lifelong guitarist, writer and producer. Currently, he is splitting time between Lady Gaga, Rihanna, and his own project for a band called "Knives". Tim has been playing, touring and performing for over 20 years, and recently performed at the half time show for the NFL Super Bowl in 2018. His performing and writing credits include Lady Gaga, Rihanna, J-Lo, Mariah Carey, Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears, Destiny's Child, Jessica Simpson, Frank Ocean, Rodney Jerkins, Tricky Stewart, Miguel, Rita Ora, American Idol, Backstreet Boys, Infectious Grooves, and Tiziano Ferro. All told, Tim is a go-to mainstay in the R&B industry for his consistent approach, stage command, and knowledge of song composition, rhythm and adding to the mix.Tim joins the JamPlay team of instructors to provide a unique look into the role of the guitar in a pop and R&B context. A "forever learner", Tim strives to give a focused course applying the rules and principles that have unlocked a unique career of performing and writing.
If the "bounce" and "vibe" of funk, R&B and pop force you nod along to the beat, this course is right up your alley. Tim Stewart offers 20 years of touring experience to bring you real world applications of these timeless techniques, including a baseline level of the theory needed to unlock your inner style. This course offers 30 lessons covering 6+ hours of material in step-by-step, digestible presentation.
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Triads, or three note chords, are a foundational part of music, and especially rhythm guitar. Let's explore some major triad shapes.
With the major triad inversions in the bag, it's now time to add some minor triads to our toolkit.
Things get really intense when we start using these major and minor triads together!
Let's explore some techniques we can use to enhance a groove that uses major 7 and 9 chords.
Now it's time to explore some minor 7 and 9 chord embellishments just like we did the major ones.
Tim shows you some rhythm magic drawing from what we've learned about major and minor 7 embellishments.
Tim shows you how to riff out in some dominant 7 and 9 shapes, and add that to your toolkit.
Tri tones have a unique sound full of tension. Tim shows us how they can be useful for finding your groove inside of a dominant chord.
Tim takes us in to a further exploration of the dominant 7 with more riffs and some great licks.
Tim takes us through some ideas using the 6th interval.
What kind of leverage can you get out of the 10th interval? In this lesson, Tim is going to help us explore just that.
Using muted notes is another great tool that can add another layer of texture. Let's explore the possibilities.
Playing two notes at once is sometimes just enough to spice up a guitar part. Let's look at double stops in the 3rd and 4th intervals.
Tim shows us some licks playing the pentatonic scale in two note harmony.
Tim brings some of what we've learned about 4ths and 3rds and doublestops in to a new groove to further develop these skills.
Playing chords is about more than strumming. Check out how we can create movement inside of the chords for more rhythmic flavor.
Incorporate much of what we’ve covered into a Motown 6/8 groove.
Funk techniques from that city up North.
In this lesson you'll learn how to integrate rock & funk style riffs into your playing.
We're going to explore some of Tim's favorite chord voicings.
Tim shows you how to move chords around a common note using a progression that places the common note on top.
Tim brings us along as he develops a rhythm for this California style groove.
Next we add some embellishments to our California groove.
Tim shows us some rhythmic ideas inspired by the King of Pop.
Tim shows us some embellishments for the rhythm part we just learned.
Tim gives us some rhythmic ideas for an old school style of backing track.
Now we are going to add embellishments to that last track.
Tim has one more groove to check out. Let's develop a rhythm part for this track now.
Let's spice this last track up now with some embellishments.
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