Reggae Guitar Rhythm

How To : Play a reggae rhythm on acoustic guitar

Because of its portability, the acoustic guitar can be wonderful songwriting device. However, having a pocket symphony in your head–or pocket, as it were–does you little good if your hands aren't on board. Fortunately, YouTube user Sawlon is here to help you train your head an ...more

How To : Play rhythm guitar like Albert Lee

If you're a musician in need of some lessons, there's no better way to learn than with MusicRadar's so-called "Tuition" instructions. Although the title tuition is misleading, this video class is anything but costly, because it's free, right here. Whether you're looking for he ...more

How To : Play Jimi Hendrix style rhythm guitar

In this advanced lesson you will learn a few Jimi Hendrix style rhythm guitar tricks that you can use in many situations. This first part shows a trick with the A Shape barré chord. Part 2 will look at E Shape tricks, useful progressions and sounds. Taught by Justin Sandercoe. ...more

How To : Play funky R&B and blues rhythm guitar

Funk, R&B, Blues, these are the styles of music that grooves the hardest and are the most about feel and less about technicality. Not only that, but the various inversions and triad groupings used in those styles can easily be transferred into Rock, Pop, Jazz, Metal and so man ...more

How To : Play funk rhythm guitar

Funk guitar is an interesting creature, you're not always playing chords, and you're not always playing lines, it's a happy medium of playing parts of chords, with single note rhythms, muting and pocket playing. If you've ever wanted to get a basic idea of how to play funk thi ...more

How To : Learn rhythm guitar strumming

It doesn't matter what type of music you specialize in or plan to play because everyone needs to know how to strum. In this video Justin breaks down the process so well you'll be strumming rhythmically in no time!

How To : Play Johnny Cash-style country rhythm guitar

Even if you're a metal head or a shredder, you can't deny how cool it is when a good ol' country picker gets up there and rips it up! Johnny Cash was one of the few modern Country singers who brought electrified country into the mainstream for his time. If you're looking to ad ...more

How To : Play metal rhythm guitar

This is a lesson on the basics of rhythm guitar playing. Some of the topics covered are drum beats, timing, and what to listen for when playing along with drums. You may try learning easy power metal songs to practice changing chords quickly and sharply to make your playing so ...more

How To : Use two-note chords when playing rhythm guitar

This explains how to use two-note chords when playing rhythm guitar. A step by step video tutorial that will show you how to mix two note melodic ideas with double stops and throwing in a single note melody. Andrew Wasson from Creative Guitar Studio put together a melodic phra ...more

How To : Play country rhythm guitar patterns

In this video, we learn how to play country rhythm guitar patterns. The sound will have a little bit of a bass pickup when you play it to get a country sound. First, hold down an open G chord and on beat one pick the first string. Continue to move the pick down the strings and ...more

How To : Play rhythm guitar for acoustic rock

Rhythm guitar handles the chords that make a rock song recognizable and supports the lyrics and melodies we all love. Learn to play rhythm guitar in acoustic rock from a musician and teacher in this free rhythm guitar video lesson series. Part 1 of 20 - How to Play rhythm guit ...more

How To : Play rhythm guitar with octave chords

In this video series, our expert Stephen Haendiges will show you how to play guitar licks from a left handed persons perspective. He will teach you how to play rhythm guitar licks with using octaves, how to play lead guitar using octaves, arpeggios, and pinch harmonics, and ho ...more

How To : Play bass guitar rhythm

In this video series, watch as jazz musician Ryan Larson teaches advanced bass guitar lessons in all twelve keys. Learn how to read tab and relate it to scale names, how to walk through various bass lines, and how to play a Latin walking bass line. Part 1 of 19 - How to Play b ...more

How To : Strum a guitar with rhythm

Learn how to strum a guitar with rhythm using various patterns. Part 1 of 2 - How to Strum a guitar with rhythm. Part 2 of 2 - How to Strum a guitar with rhythm.

How To : Use Delta blues-style rhythm on acoustic guitar

Popularized by artists like Son House and Skip James, Delta blues is not only one of the oldest forms of blues music, it is among the most stylistically distinct and technically rewarding to play. In this video guitar lesson from YouTube user deltabluestips, you'll learn the b ...more

How To : Incorporate slap rhythm into your guitar playing

Because of its portability, the acoustic guitar can be wonderful songwriting device. However, having a pocket symphony in your head–or pocket, as it were–does you little good if your hands aren't on board. Fortunately, YouTube user Sawlon is here to help you train your head an ...more

How To : Play a funk rhythm on acoustic guitar

Because of its portability, the acoustic guitar can be wonderful songwriting device. However, having a pocket symphony in your head–or pocket, as it were–does you little good if your hands aren't on board. Fortunately, YouTube user Sawlon is here to help you train your head an ...more

How To : Incorporate rhythm into your guitar solos

To play a guitar riff is to do more than simply to memorize a short musical phrase. Guitar riffs are like any other musical exercise; practicing them can be a terrific means of building manual dexterity and improving your overall playing technique. We can say of riffs, then, t ...more

How To : Play different rhythms on the acoustic guitar

Without alterations in rhythm, your guitar strumming would consist of bland picking and chord strumming. That's why it's important to know how to play different rhythms and alternate between them for interest. If you wish to make your acoustic guitar playing sound professiona ...more

How To : Read basic rhythms on a chart for the guitar

In almost all charts and forms of sheet music, the composer will more than likely have added rhythmic dictation to the staff, a specific rhythm that he wants you to play over the progression using the chord. In this video you will get a breakdown of basic rhythmic dictation of ...more

How To : Play tied rhythm patterns

Using ties can really make your rhythm guitar playing sound natural and free. Before you start on this lesson make sure that you have got your basic rhythm guitar down - especially the Bar 4 from the earlier rhythm lesson. If you're ready, then it's time to watch Justin show y ...more

How To : Play power chords with open strings on the guitar

As Guitar players, the goal is to be a member of the band when you have to be, and when it's your time shine, you go for it full force! But during those times that you have to hold back and hang with the rhythm section give the idea of open string power chords on your guitar d ...more

How To : Play triad nuggets on the guitar with Dan Gilbert

Being a good rhythm guitar player isn't always about just knowing the chords, knowing how to break them apart and use their basic components in a creative was is also incredibly important. In this incredibly detailed video, teacher at Musician's Institute, Dan Gilbert, gives u ...more

How To : Play minor blues progressions on guitar

Check out this video from Berkleemusic.com and watch as Associate Professor at Berklee College of Music, Michael Williams explains minor blues progressions for the rhythm guitar in the style of BB King's "The Thrill is Gone" in this Berklee guitar lesson.

How To : Play bossa nova like João Gilberto

Viva a bossa-sa-sa! In this three-part how-to series, you'll learn to use your right hand like João Gilberto, the father of Brazilian bossa nova. This tutorial, though best suited for intermediate guitar players, will get anyone started playing a bossa rhythm on guitar. Part 1 ...more

How To : Play inversions of triads on the guitar

As a guitar player, you will be faced with various challenges in your career, and one of those are being able to blend in with your rhythm section without stepping on anybody elses toes. One way is playing inversions of triads to give a fresh and unique sound to your rhythm an ...more

How To : Play bossa nova guitar

This video lesson covers a basic bossa nova rhythm pattern for the guitar player interested in learning Brazilian music. The lesson is aimed to an intermediate guitar player. In other words, you should be confortable with basic chords, strumming and fingerstyle techniques. F ...more

How To : Find octave centers on the guitar

Octaves are a cool way of spicing up your solos either by adding in the ocatve note after playing the lower note, or, in the way that George Benson and other great Jazz artists have made famous, playing full octave type power chords that allow you to play all sorts of melodies ...more

How To : Play basic Blues on the acoustic guitar

The blues is where it all began. Before you learn how to play rock or jazz or metal, you should start with the blues. Learning the basic 12 bar form can help you feel out measures and develop your sense of direction in music, and learning how to play the shuffled rhythm will h ...more

How To : Play blues guitar like T-Bone Walker

Check out this video from Berkleemusic.com and watch as Associate Professor at Berklee College of Music, Michael Williams explains how to spice up your rhythm guitar playing and get that T Bone Walker sound by adding chromatic approaches to the chords in your favorite blues gu ...more

How To : Do country & bluegrass chord strumming

How to do country and bluegrass chord strumming. A step by step video tutorial that will help you to develop your ability to do bluegrass strumming. Andrew Wasson of CreativeGuitarStudio responds to a viewers request to give a beginners lesson on learning a variety of strummin ...more

How To : Create a song's rhythm

Check out this instructional electric guitar video that shows you how to derive a song from its rhythm. This is part 42 of Dave Weiner's Riff of the Week series titled "I've Got Rhythm." With this lesson and a bit of practice, improve your electric guitar playing skills by lea ...more

How To : Strum with your right hand on guitar

Check out this instructional funk guitar video that shows you how to strum with your right hand on guitar. This is the first lesson in an ongoing series focused on right hand strumming. Concentrate on getting that right hand rhythm tight with this guitar tutorial video. Practi ...more

How To : Compose a song on the guitar

If you are looking for new ideas for writing songs on the electric guitar, then this how to video is a great place to start. In this guitar lesson you will learn how to compose a song on the guitar, add rhythm guitars, bass and drums and then mix them to have a great complete ...more

How To : Play funk guitar

In this lesson you will learn how to play funk guitar like James Brown using rhythm, chords, and other techniques.

How To : Play AC/DC "Have a Drink on Me" on acoustic guitar

Want to impress your friends by whipping out your guitar and strumming some of their favorite tunes the next time you are at a party? This guitar lesson teaches you how to play the main guitar riff and the rhythm line from "Have a Drink on Me" off AC/DC's Back in Black. Once y ...more

How To : Play two-bar bossa nova pattern on electric guitar

To play a guitar riff is to do more than simply to memorize a short musical phrase. Guitar riffs are like any other musical exercise; practicing them can be a terrific means of building manual dexterity and improving your overall playing technique. We can say of riffs, then, t ...more

How To : Play "Fireflies" by Owl City on acoustic guitar

Aaron Gallagher teaches you how to play the song Fireflies. He starts off by telling the audience that if you have a standard tuning for your guitar you need to play your chords at a different place that he does. He has his capo on the 4th fret, but everyone else should have t ...more

How To : Play the Chapman stick

The Chapman stick, or the tapstick, has the strings of a electric guitar and bass on one fretboard so you can play rhythm and melodies at the same time, one with each hand.

How To : Play "Jump" by Van Halen on guitar

There are few projects that are so simple, and so immediately rewarding, as learning to play a favorite song on the guitar. Not only is it a wonderful way to pass the time but, by learning to play your favorite songs and riffs, you'll be better able to articulate (and otherwis ...more

How To : Play "Happy Birthday to You" on an acoustic guitar

This video shows you how to play Happy Birthday on acoustic guitar.For starters, you need to get familiar with 3/4 rhythm, or 3 strums per chord. You should practice it with basic chords.To play Happy Birthday, you need to use an easy succession of 3 basic chords: G, C and D. ...more

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