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Johnny Cash
Get Rhythm Johnny Cash
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In this set of lessons, Hunter Perrin will teach "Get Rhythm", by Johnny Cash. We'll start with a song overview and the gear and tone, then get into the chorus acoustic and electric parts. Next is the verse rhythms, then the acoustic part under the solo; we'll take on the second chorus before we learn the solo. The verse and chorus parts for both guitars towards the end of the song all come next, then we'll do full and single guitar performances and a jam along to conclude.

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Rock Rhythm: Key Elements
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In this tutorial, Anders Mouridsen will teach some key elements in rock rhythm. Anders will introduce this topic then talk about a good tone; then we're off into swing feel in rock. Next we'll examine 8th and 16th note syncopations, then learn how to suspend the rhythm. We'll look at how to rush or drag the beat before we put everything together in a practice tune. We'll end with some easy practice exercises.

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Rock Rhythm: Chords and Voicings
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In this next series, Anders Mouridsen is going to teach chords and voicings to add to your rhythm playing. After Anders introduces the tutorial, he'll dial in a Telecaster tone; then he'll teach a classic major chord voicing. Next in the queue are D string root power chords and dominant 7ths, followed by one-finger power chords and power 9 chords in drop D tuning. We'll put it together in a practice tune, then do some practice exercises.

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Rhythm Embellishments: Add Some Spice
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In this series of rock rhythm lessons, Anders Mouridsen will teach you some ways to start embellishing your rock rhythm playing. Anders will talk a bit about rhythm embellishments and suggest a tone, then delve into using faster subdivisions as fills. Next we'll use upbeats to spice things up, and how to use broken patterns. We'll conclude with putting it all in a musical context with two practice tunes.

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Basic Strumming in 4/4 Time
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Let's learn to understand the nuts and bolts that lie behind the strumming rhythm we have been working on so far in this course. Applying this new info to what you can already do will vastly expand your strumming grooves and options! You'll be amazed at how easy, and how very cool this is going to be.

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Intro To Jazz Lead Guitar
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This tutorial is an introduction to Jazz style lead guitar. We'll cover the three primary characteristics of jazz as a distinct genre of music: sophisticated harmony, swing rhythm and improvisation. We'll learn how the essence of lead guitar in jazz style is "playing the changes". We'll learn how to build and play chord scales that follow the chords of a stereotypical jazz progression. We'll also learn how to build and play arpeggio lines that are based on the extended harmony chords typically found in a jazz tune.

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Arpeggiation in Rock
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In this set of lessons, Anders Mouridsen will teach you how to start applying arpeggiation to your rhythm playing. An introduction and a good arpeggio tone come first, then you'll learn how to arpeggiate open chords with 8th notes, power chords with palm muting, and barre chords with 16th notes. Next we'll arpeggiate in 3/4 time; then we'll mix it all up. You'll learn some easy practice exercises, then a practice tune.

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Strumming in Rock
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In this set of rhythm lessons, Anders Mouridsen is going to examine strumming in rock. We'll talk about strumming and get an appropriate tone, then look at palm muting and strumming with both eighth and sixteenth notes. Then we'll learn about ghost strums, and apply everything to two practice tunes. We'll finish with a lesson on how to derive strum patterns from the drums.

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Subdivisions: Splitting Up the Beat
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In this tutorial, Anders Mouridsen will teach you how to subdivide, or "split up" the length of notes. After an introduction on the importance of rhythm and dialing in a simple tone, we'll start by splitting up whole and half notes. Next up are quarter notes, then we'll split those into eighth notes; then we'll split the eighth notes into sixteenth notes. We'll apply all this in a practice tune, then you'll learn some easy practice exercises.

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It's All In The Timing
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The old blues guys made music history with just a handful of notes, so there are obviously a lot of other elements to a great blues solo than just great note choice. There is the "feel" that we covered earlier, the tone of your gear, which you will learn about later, but most importantly there is the rhythm and timing of your licks and notes. This is the concept that, above all the others, will make you sound like a blues guy. So in this tutorial we're going to experiment with the sound of different "subdivisions" and timing concepts.

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Basic Strumming in 3/4 Time
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When you are strumming in 3/4 time, the moves and skills are very much the same as what you are already comfortable with, but the feel is quite different. Discover how 3/4 time gives a song a "dance-like" feel, and learn to play the song 'With You I Am Whole'.

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Developing a Solid Rhythmic Feel
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In this first tutorial we're going to work on your "rhythmic feel" with metronomes, backing tracks, and records. A good rhythmic feel is one of the most important things you need for playing great rock guitar, so make sure to give all these exercises everything you've got.

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Etta James
At Last Etta James
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In these ten lessons, Sharon Aguilar will teach "At Last", as made famous by Etta James. After a song introduction and a look at the gear and tone, we'll break down the intro and outro parts. Next up are the chords and rhythms for A sections 1 and 2, followed by the B section. We'll look at A section 3 before we learn the string melody on guitar, then do play a long performances and a jam along.

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Palm Muting: Improve Your Right Hand
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In this set of lessons, Anders Mouridsen will take your palm muting to the next level. Anders will introduce the concepts of right hand control, then dial in a suitable tone. After that we'll look at where and when to mute, followed by how to apply and release your palm. Palm muting arpeggios is up next, then we'll learn how to palm mute bass notes. We'll put it all into a practice tune, and finish up with some easy practice exercises.

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Rock Strumming: Take It Up a Notch!
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In this tutorial, Anders Mouridsen will teach you some "next level" rock strumming approaches. After introducing the lesson concepts and dialing in an appropriate tone, we'll look at a new 8th note pattern. Then it's time to swing the 8th notes before we learn a new 16th note pattern, and swing those, too. We'll learn some "karate chop" muting, then move on to two practice tunes. We conclude with some easy practice exercises.

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Anticipations in Rock
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In this set of lessons, Anders Mouridsen will show you how to anticipate, or "push" the beat. We'll introduce the concept to you, then dial in a medium distortion tone. We'll start with anticipating eighth notes on the upbeat, then look at how to anticipate quarter notes. Next we'll push sixteenth notes, and follow that up with multiple 16th note anticipations; then we'll put it all together in a practice tune.

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CAGED For Rhythm Guitar
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Christopher will show you how to apply the CAGED system to rhythm guitar playing. CAGED is a method for visualizing all the integrated, interlocking patterns that any given chord forms on a guitar fretboard. The name CAGED is a mnemonic device with each letter representing a shape of the open chord forms C, A, G, E, and D. In this tutorial we'll cover how to use CAGED to play rhythm guitar.

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Hybrid Picking For Rhythm Guitar
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Apart from the Travis Picking, we've really only used our hybrid our "chicken picking" tools for lead playing. Now it's time to explore all the crazy cool sounds you can get once you start using hybrid picking in your rhythm playing. This will open up the door to a whole new world of rhythm parts and riffs that are so full of motion and rhythm that they could drive the whole groove completely on their own.

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G Blues Rhythm & Lead Series 6
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In this tutorial we will learn to play a basic 12 bar blues in G major in a style that combines and alternates between a blues rhythm riff and a lead fill. We'll learn two different turnarounds, use an applied dominant chord and add a bluesy ending lick!

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C Blues Rhythm & Lead Series 5
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In this tutorial we will learn to play a lead fill that uses double stops in a basic 12 bar blues in C major. This is an important step in developing a style that combines and alternates between a blues rhythm riff and a beginner lead fill.

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Intro To Jazz Rhythm Guitar
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In this introduction to jazz style rhythm guitar, we'll cover the three primary characteristics of jazz as a distinct genre of music: sophisticated harmony, swing rhythm, and improvisation. We'll look at an 'A' section and a 'B' section, learning the chord changes and some rhythm variations; we'll also do play alongs for each section at different tempos.

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Syncopated Rock Rhythm Series 4
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In this tutorial we will learn more about playing syncopated rock rhythm guitar patterns. This time we'll use barre chords to play our more advanced syncopated pattern that alternates between palm muted bass notes and punchy chords on higher strings.

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Syncopated Rock Rhythm Series 3
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In this tutorial we will learn more about playing syncopated rock rhythm guitar patterns. This time we'll use open chords but add more notes to our rhythmic pattern that alternates between palm muted bass notes and punchy chords on higher strings.

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Syncopated Rock Rhythm Series 2
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In this tutorial we will learn the basics of syncopated rock rhythm guitar playing patterns. This time, we'll use a few simple open minor chords and learn to apply a technique that alternates palm muted bass notes on the strong beats and punchy chords on higher strings on the backbeats.

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Syncopated Rock Rhythm Series 1
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In this tutorial we will learn the basics of syncopated rock rhythm guitar playing patterns. We'll start with a few simple open major chords and learn to apply a technique that alternates palm muted bass notes on the strong beats and punchy chords on higher strings on the backbeats.

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Blues Rhythm Riffs
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In this tutorial we'll examine different types of basic blues rhythm riffs: the classic blues riff with triads, one and two note riffs, using "outside" triads, and a funky horn section style riff.

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Metal Rhythm Workout
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A solid rhythm guitar is key to any song, and this tutorial will give you 9 very good exercises to develop your metal rhythm playing. We will play four 8th note rhythms, and then move up in difficulty as we switch to 16th note rhythms at the same tempo. Your picking hand will have to work hard here!

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G Blues Rhythm & Lead Series 3
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Learning to switch between the wide strumming of a whole chord and the smaller motions of playing one string or note at a time is an important skill to develop. In this tutorial we will learn to play a basic 12 bar blues using simple open chords and combine it with simple lead fills by alternating between the rhythm chords and single note lead fills.

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Haulin' Rhythm
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So far, we've tackled one technique at a time when learning the basics of country rhythm guitar. It's time to take it up a notch and combine the techniques to show how they work together to form great country rhythm ideas. We'll use open chords, boom chick strumming and ghost strums to demostrate great modern country rhythm.

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Bluegrass Rhythm: Strumming 16th Notes With Fills
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This tutorial on driving bluegrass rhythm was inspired by a good friend of mine in the forum. I'm using only downstrokes with the pick for the fills, but using up and downstrokes for strumming. In the first lesson I use the fills to walk into the 4 chord, then back to the 1. The next lesson walks you into the 5 chord, then back to the 1, and the last one is the full progression.

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The Evolution of Metal Rhythm Guitar
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This style tutorial takes a look at seven styles of metal, and how the rhythm guitar approaches those styles using example riffs: Sabbath, Thrash, Drop-D tuning ala Pantera, Hair, Death, the "Gallop", and 7-string.

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E Blues Rhythm & Lead: Series 2
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By the end of this tutorial, you should be able to play a basic 12 bar blues using simple open chords and combine it with simple lead fills by alternating between the rhythm chords and single note lead fills.

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Driving Bluegrass Rhythm: Strumming 16th Notes
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This tutorial on driving bluegrass rhythm was inspired by a good friend of mine in the forum. He wanted to know about strumming techniques all the legendary bluegrass guitar pickers used. This is another 16th note boom chick pattern, but it doesn't have the ghost strum in it. I'm using both up and downstrokes with a pick, and strumming them with the 1, 4, and 5 chord in the key of G.

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