Brendan takes us back to basics in this series by helping us understand and internalize rhythmic subdivisions.
Taught by Brendan Burns in Rhythm Guitar with Brendan Burns seriesLength: 14:51Difficulty: 1.5 of 5
Focusing on different forms of picking and playing can steal your chops away from your rhythm playing. Brendan Burns offers up a 6 week coarse on rebuilding your rhythm chops that focuses on training necessary muscle groups and getting back into tempo.
Brendan Burns offers up the first exorcise of a six week program dedicated to rebuilding rhythm technique.Length: 7:54 Difficulty: 1.0 FREE
In week two of his six week rhythm building program, Brendan goes over an exercise that covers treble and bass strumming.Length: 6:53 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
Brendan is back with the 3rd and 4th week exercise to workout your rhythm playing.Length: 11:25 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
In week five of his six week rhythm workout, Brendan provides an exercise that breaks the guitar up into five distinct sections.Length: 6:48 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Brendan Burns offers up the final exercise of his six week rhythm workout.Length: 7:12 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
Brendan Burns starts off a short lesson set on how to count compound meters. He starts with the 5/8 time signature.Length: 13:07 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Now that you've mastered 5/8 time, Brendan provides a lesson on counting 7/8.Length: 6:42 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Brendan Burns demonstrates how to count 11/8 time.Length: 6:24 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Now that you have counting under your belt, it's time to actually play some compound meters.Length: 9:38 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
In lesson 10 of his rhythm series, Brendan teaches playing examples of the previous time signatures he has covered.Length: 18:01 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Brendan discusses how using bass lines can enhance your playing and allow for more creative expression in a band style situation. He starts you off by discussing bass lines created from major and minor...Length: 15:20 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
In the second bass lines lesson, Brendan discusses arpeggios and bass lines for all types of 7th chords.Length: 29:58 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Brendan Burns returns with a more intermediate look at bass lines for guitarists. In this lesson he discusses chord tone and chromatic approaches from above and below the root.Length: 14:25 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Brendan returns with another look at bass lines for guitarists. Building on the previous lesson, Brendan discusses chromatic approaches that combine tones above and below the root.Length: 10:29 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Brendan returns to his Rhythm Guitar series with another look at bass lines for guitarists. In recent lessons he's covered chromatic approaches from above and below the root as well as a combination of....Length: 9:44 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Brendan takes us back to basics in this series by helping us understand and internalize rhythmic subdivisions.Length: 14:51 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
In lesson two of Understanding Subdivisions, Brendan takes a look at 8th note "over the bar line" rhythm patterns.Length: 28:28 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Brendan takes us deeper into understanding subdivisions by looking at 16th note subdivisions coupled with fun 8th and 16th note patterns!Length: 21:19 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Brendan wraps up this series with a look at some crazy sixteenth note, over the bar line rhythm patterns.Length: 13:33 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
About Brendan Burns
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Brendan has been passionate about music since childhood. He began his studies on trumpet, in elementary school, and then moved to guitar as a teenager. He holds a Bachelor's Degree from Berklee College of Music, and has studied with Norm Zocher, Joe Stump, Bret Willmott, Bob Pilkington, Jay Weik, Tim Miller, & Charlie Banacos.
While at Berklee, Brendan was a member of the Music Mentoring Program, teaching private lessons to gifted high school students. He is currently teaches, and is chair of the guitar department at Brookline Music School. Brendan also teaches guitar for Tune Foolery & privately at his home in Cambridge, MA.
Along with educating, Brendan plays out often as a Solo Guitarist, performing standards, pop, and classical repertoire. He has recorded and played with the chamber-fusion band Ra Quintent, and as well as Vessela Stoyanova's Eastern Stories Under Western Skies Project. Brendan also performs as a leader, director and sideman for various Boston art-rock projects, and is former member of MIT's Gamelan Galak Tika.
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