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After looking at these three examples, try moving these example to different keys. Let's play the Tony Iommi example in the key of D. The chords in this key will now be: D5, E5, and A5. To move the example we played, fretted notes will take the place of open strings, so instead of playing open strings in this new key, we will fret notes in the 5th fret instead. For example, instead of playing the open low E string for the E5 chord, we will now play a fretted A note on the low E string on the 5th fret for the A5 chord that replaces the E5 chord.

Next, try to come up with your own rhythm guitar example using this chord progression, D5, E5, and A5; perhaps by imitating the style of a particular player, or by simply using a strumming pattern that you have learned in previous lessons.

In conclusion, after taking a look at these examples, try to move these examples around to different places on the neck, and see if you can transpose these ideas to different keys. Strive to imitate players that you like, and also use these examples as a springboard towards creating new styles of your own. Until next time, keep up the good work and practice towards becoming a Rhythm Guitar Master.

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Instructor Andrew Szucs
Playing Rhythm Like The Masters: Metal
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