Chords & Grooves

Mastering the Cornerstones of Acoustic Guitar

In its simplest form, the backbone of acoustic guitar is rhythm and progressions… and that is the focus of this exclusive Toolkit. Learn the foundational elements that can last a lifetime of playing; 20 of the most common rhythm forms, how to accent these grooves, and how to apply uncommon chord changes. In addition, receive a guided practice routine to perfect your rhythm play, along with a complete JamTrack pack to experiment with.

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80 Lessons

80 lessons in 4 seperate packs, including a JamTrack Pack.

100 JamTracks

Play along tracks to practice alongside real musicians.

4k & 1080p

All lessons are filmed in 4k with 7 cameras and delivered in 1080p.

Tabs & GPX

All tabs and notation included in PDF and Guitar Pro formats.

Chords & Grooves

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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.

Guided Rhythm Practice

Complete Course - New for 2019

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.

Contents

  • 20 Lessons (MP4)
  • 20 Playalong Tracks (MP3)
  • Filmed in 4K
  • Delivered in 1080p
  • Tablature (GPX, PDF)
  • Own it for life

Purpose

To not only understand rhythm and how it works, but to develop and intuitive feel for music through repeated practice of the basics. When strummers internalize their playing the results can be astounding.

The Focus

Develop rhythm chops using 20 expertly-crafted practice sessions.
  • Practice quarter notes, eighth notes, eighth note triplets and 16th notes.
  • Learn different strum patterns and feels.
  • Practice is kept fun by changing genres. Blues, rock, reggae and more.
  • Play along with professionally-produced tracks.
  • Practice along with a teacher in a guided, efficient way. No more confusion!
Included 100% free with your Annual Membership.

Top 20 Strumming Patterns

Complete Course - New for 2019

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.

Contents

  • 20 Lessons (MP4)
  • 20 Playalong Tracks (MP3)
  • Stems Included
  • Filmed in 4K
  • Delivered in 1080p
  • Tablature (GPX, PDF)
  • Own it for life

Purpose

To foster improvements in your all-around guitar playing by focusing on commonly-used strum patterns and chord progressions.

The Focus

Master 20 of the top strum patterns of all time.
  • Learn twenty unique rhythm patterns spanning multiple genres.
  • Practice along with the included JamTrack.
  • Discover twenty new chord progressions you may not have known.
  • Explore the rhythmic stylings of great artists.
Included 100% free with your Annual Membership.

Uncommon Chord Progressions

Complete Course - New for 2019

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.

Contents

  • 20 Lessons (MP4)
  • 20 Playalong Tracks (MP3)
  • Filmed in 4K
  • Delivered in 1080p
  • Tablature (GPX, PDF)
  • Own it for life

Purpose

Learn a slew of new chords and progressions and how to deploy them. Refine and energize your sound with an entirely new set of musical ideas.

The Focus

Use new chords and progressions in uncommon ways.
  • Spice up common genres such as blues and pop in unusual ways.
  • Make use of augmented, suspended and slash chords.
  • Use harmony for added texture and emotion.
  • Play in parallel keys.
  • Use scales to spice up your progressions.
Included 100% free with your Annual Membership.

Accenting Your Grooves

Complete Course - New for 2019

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.

Contents

  • 20 Lessons (MP4)
  • 20 Playalong Tracks (MP3)
  • Filmed in 4K
  • Delivered in 1080p
  • Tablature (GPX, PDF)
  • Own it for life

Purpose

Add life and feel to your playing by learning the top tricks for accenting and embellishing rhythm.

The Focus

Fine tune your rhtyhm playing by learning the subtle tricks of the greats.
  • Discover how to sync and better complement your drummer.
  • Learn to create rich rhythmic beds.
  • Explore non-traditional patterns for added flair.
  • Find out how to properly mute and use ghost strums.
Included 100% free with your Annual Membership.

Groove Essentials

2019 JamTrack Pack

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.

Contents

  • 20 Playalong Tracks (MP3)
  • Stems Included
  • Tablature (GPX, PDF)
  • Own it for life

Purpose

To practice proper rhythm playing using twenty professionally-produced JamTracks.

The Focus

Improve your rhythm playing using a wide variety of JamTracks featuring different tempos and feels.
  • Improve your rhythm playing by playing along with a real band.
  • Learn to play with different feels and tempos.
  • Play along with different genres to hone your feel of groove.
  • Includes guided play-along tracks for extra clarity.
Included 100% free with your Annual Membership.
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