This Toolkit is suited for guitarists of all skill levels, with a focus on acoustic guitarists.. but that being said, electric players will benefit by learning these tools as well! Practice examples are provided for all exercises, along with playalong tracks to pair your playing against a real-world application. Learn more about the Toolkit contents below.
Improve your rhythm playing in this methodical 20-video practice pack. Each session will introduce a new expertly-crafted practice exercise. Once explained, the teacher will play along with you in a structured practice segment designed to get your hands on the guitar and playing. Suitable for all skill levels, the exercises start with basic quarter-note-based progressions and advances in difficulty, eventually arriving at challenging 16th-note based rhythms. Play along with the included JamTracks for added enjoyment.
Break down twenty of the top strum patterns of all time. Pulled from all genres and eras of music, they will unlock your ability to play thousands of songs. Starting simply, the patterns slowly escalate in difficulty and complexity ensuring a constant improvement in skill and confidence. Each pattern is accompanied by a chord progression and JamTrack for added enjoyment. As part of your arsenal, these rhythmic patterns will upgrade your ability to play nearly any song, write your own material or even create improvised progressions and rhythms.
Forget I, IV, V progressions and other vanilla staples; it’s time to get freaky. We delve into the world of the uncommon by exploring 20 unique chord progressions you probably won’t hear on the radio. While more challenging to initially learn, the payoff of more subtle and nuanced playing will be well worth the effort. It’s time to stop sounding like everyone else and head bravely into the unknown.
The line between a good and great rhythm player is smaller than many think, often coming down to nothing more than the tasteful use of subtle rhythmic variations and embellishments. This 20-video pack will explore the skills necessary to bridge the gap, adding a whole-new level of texture, subtlety and rhythmic flair. Beyond general improvements in rhythm playing, we will explore how to better sync with a drummer, create thicker rhythmic beds in support of lead players, learn common ways to accent a rhythm, and practice at better supporting vocalists. Whether a solo acoustic player or a member of a 9-piece rock band, we’ve got you covered.
Though often not considered as glamorous and exciting as lead, playing rhythm well is a true cornerstone of any quality guitarist. Using 20 diverse Jamtracks we explore a wide variety of styles, grooves and progressions meant to hone your sense of time and overall rhythmic feel. Each track is professionally recorded by studio musicians using real instruments, and includes a guided-practice track for extra clarity. Whether a seasoned string-slinger or novice guitarist, you’ll find JamTracks to give you a serious rhythm-playing workout.
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