Riffs and Rhythm

Live Guitar Course: Explore the concepts and techniques required to play great rock riffs and great rhythm.

During this course, Irene Ketikidi will be going through all the different picking hand techniques you need in order to play solid rhythm guitar with confidence and an authentic tone. She'll take a look at right and left hand muting, groove and pick dynamics, fingerstyle techniques, chord fills, skank picking, tone, and much more!

Riffs and Rhythm

Begins July 1st at 3pm

Course available for instant access with guided practice, tabs, and JamTracks where needed.

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Riffs and Rhythm Guitar Course

About our Live Courses

We have upgraded, revamped, and organized in-studio, live weekly workshops broadcasted in 1080p. These focused, task-based workshops include full tablature, interactivity with the instruction, and even homework each week.

Guided Practice

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In 2016 and 2017, we completely re-engineered our recording studio with top of the line gear, including a full suite of 4k cameras complimented by a new audio outfit. The result is beautiful live streams!

Tabs & Tracks

Each live course is equipped with full tablature and even backing tracks. Our live lessons are focused, planned, and even provide homework on how to improve and look forward to the next week.

Interact Live

Our staff fields questions from the audience throughout each section, and opens for questions throughout each course. You also have the ability to call in live with your own video stream!

Our live platform has been a major focus over the past 18 months, and we are very excited to fully unleash it's capability! Attend any of these courses with a full JamPlay subscription and get the benefit of full interaction with our instructors in a focused, planned course. We even have the ability to field your questions with live video call in!

Full Course Schedule

And of course, we keep everything, so if you miss a week you can always watch our archive of live courses. Tabs, backing tracks, and a full course PDF are provided for students, along with homework for each week! Interact with other students along with David and get the instruction you need to advance your playing.

Date Topic

Week 1

07/01/2020 at 3pm

Modern Rock Riffing

Combine palm muting, double stops and lead fills to create an authentic 80s‐90s modern rock riff.

Week 2

07/08/2020 at 3pm

Static Shuffle Riff

This week, Irene shows us how to use a light palm mute to create a groovy blues shuffle riff.

Week 3

07/15/2020 at 3pm

Funk Chords

This week, we get to work on our funk strumming along with groove and pick dynamics.

Week 4

07/22/2020 at 3pm

Single Note Funk Picking

Often referred to as skank picking, this picking style will allow you to create exciting percussive single note rhythm lines.

Week 5

07/29/2020 at 3pm

Combining Funk and Rock

This week Irene combines the right‐hand techniques we learned so far into a modern funk/rock riff.

Week 6

08/05/2020 at 3pm

Modern Fingerstyle

We’ll leave the pick aside and use our fingers to explore different tones and dynamics for both chords and fills.

Week 7

08/12/2020 at 3pm

Chord Fills

In this lesson, we'll combine the adjacent scale to each triad chord of our progression to create fills between chords.

Week 8

08/19/2020 at 3pm

R&B Fingerstyle and Fills

In this last week of the course, Irene will look at how to play with an R&B/hip hop feel and work on our laid back groove.

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