Isley Groove - Embellishments (Guitar Lesson)

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Isley Groove - Embellishments

Taught by Tim Stewart in Modern Grooves and Retro Rhythms seriesLength: 11:26Difficulty: 2.5 of 5


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Modern Grooves and Retro Rhythms

Found in our Beginner Lesson Sets

Tim Stewart, known best for his work with Rihanna and Lady Gaga, shares with you his love for soulful clean rhythm guitar playing. Sounds that can be found in Rhythm and Blues, Soul, Pop, Rock, New Wave, Funk, Gospel, Hip Hop and many other genres.



Series IntroductionLesson 1

Series Introduction

Tim Stewart describes his course and who it is for.

Length: 2:56 Difficulty: 0.0 FREE
Major Triad InversionsLesson 2

Major Triad Inversions

Triads, or three note chords, are a foundational part of music, and especially rhythm guitar. Let's explore some major triad shapes.

Length: 9:56 Difficulty: 0.0 Members Only
Minor Triad InversionsLesson 3

Minor Triad Inversions

With the major triad inversions in the bag, it's now time to add some minor triads to our toolkit.

Length: 7:42 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Combining the Major and Minor TriadsLesson 4

Combining the Major and Minor Triads

Things get really intense when we start using these major and minor triads together!

Length: 8:06 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Embellishing the Major 7 and 9Lesson 5

Embellishing the Major 7 and 9

Let's explore some techniques we can use to enhance a groove that uses major 7 and 9 chords.

Length: 9:43 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Embellishing the Minor 7 and 9Lesson 6

Embellishing the Minor 7 and 9

Now it's time to explore some minor 7 and 9 chord embellishments just like we did the major ones.

Length: 10:17 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Combining the Major 7 and Minor 7Lesson 7

Combining the Major 7 and Minor 7

Tim shows you some rhythm magic drawing from what we've learned about major and minor 7 embellishments.

Length: 10:17 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Dominant 7 and 9Lesson 8

Dominant 7 and 9

Tim shows you how to riff out in some dominant 7 and 9 shapes, and add that to your toolkit.

Length: 11:45 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Tri Tones in a Dominant ChordLesson 9

Tri Tones in a Dominant Chord

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.

Length: 10:28 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Licks and Riffs Over the Dominant 7Lesson 10

Licks and Riffs Over the Dominant 7

Tim takes us in to a further exploration of the dominant 7 with more riffs and some great licks.

Length: 11:44 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
The 6th IntervalLesson 11

The 6th Interval

Tim takes us through some ideas using the 6th interval.

Length: 15:45 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
The 10th IntervalLesson 12

The 10th 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.

Length: 12:44 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Muted Single NotesLesson 13

Muted Single Notes

Using muted notes is another great tool that can add another layer of texture. Let's explore the possibilities.

Length: 12:33 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Double Stop 3rds and 4thsLesson 14

Double Stop 3rds and 4ths

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.

Length: 13:06 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
2 Note Pentatonic Lesson 15

2 Note Pentatonic

Tim shows us some licks playing the pentatonic scale in two note harmony.

Length: 10:46 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Combining 4ths and 3rdsLesson 16

Combining 4ths and 3rds

Tim brings some of what we've learned about 4ths and 3rds and doublestops in to a new groove to further develop these skills.

Length: 12:53 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Chord MovementsLesson 17

Chord Movements

Playing chords is about more than strumming. Check out how we can create movement inside of the chords for more rhythmic flavor.

Length: 11:53 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
6/8Lesson 18

6/8

Incorporate much of what we’ve covered into a Motown 6/8 groove.

Length: 25:04 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
MinneapolisLesson 19

Minneapolis

Funk techniques from that city up North.

Length: 23:35 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Riff Based Rock/FunkLesson 20

Riff Based Rock/Funk

In this lesson you'll learn how to integrate rock & funk style riffs into your playing.

Length: 13:13 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
VoicingsLesson 21

Voicings

We're going to explore some of Tim's favorite chord voicings.

Length: 16:22 Difficulty: 0.0 Members Only
Highlighting the Common NoteLesson 22

Highlighting the Common Note

Tim shows you how to move chords around a common note using a progression that places the common note on top.

Length: 17:15 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Cali Groove  - RhythmLesson 23

Cali Groove - Rhythm

Tim brings us along as he develops a rhythm for this California style groove.

Length: 11:34 Difficulty: 0.0 Members Only
Cali Groove - EmbellishmentsLesson 24

Cali Groove - Embellishments

Next we add some embellishments to our California groove.

Length: 13:17 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
MJ Groove - RhythmLesson 25

MJ Groove - Rhythm

Tim shows us some rhythmic ideas inspired by the King of Pop.

Length: 14:50 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
MJ Groove - EmbellishmentsLesson 26

MJ Groove - Embellishments

Tim shows us some embellishments for the rhythm part we just learned.

Length: 14:52 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Old School Groove - RhythmLesson 27

Old School Groove - Rhythm

Tim gives us some rhythmic ideas for an old school style of backing track.

Length: 9:07 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Old School Groove - EmbellishmentsLesson 28

Old School Groove - Embellishments

Now we are going to add embellishments to that last track.

Length: 12:51 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Isley Groove - RhythmLesson 29

Isley Groove - Rhythm

Tim has one more groove to check out. Let's develop a rhythm part for this track now.

Length: 9:27 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Isley Groove - EmbellishmentsLesson 30

Isley Groove - Embellishments

Let's spice this last track up now with some embellishments.

Length: 11:26 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
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