Improve at Rhythm Guitar

Starting on Tuesday, August 8th at 6pm Eastern

Starting August 8th, 2017 and live each Tuesday at 6pm EST for the following 10 weeks. Archives will be available within a day of the conclusion of each course. This course will rocket your rhythm playing into the next dimension.

Without understanding rhythm, your guitar playing will never reach it's full potential. Improving your rhythm skills will add groove to your playing, make you an amazing accompaniment player and help you add spice to your phrasing. This course is all about giving you small, easy-to-digest rhythm exercises that will improve your ability to speak in rhythms. And once you've learned this language, a world of infinite music is your reward.

Get access to this live course with a full JamPlay Membership, which includes access to all past live courses and over 5,400 on-demand lessons. This also includes all teaching tools, chord and scale libraries, along with gear giveaways, teacher reviews, and daily live lessons.

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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. We are bringing live, educational instruction into the next generation with this platform.

5,000 Lessons

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 to your computer, in qualities as high as 1080p!

79 Instructors

Each live course is supplemented with full tablature, music notation, and even backing tracks. Our live lessons are focused, planned, and even give you homework options on how to improve and look forward to the following week.

Live Lessons

Our staff fields questions from the audience throughout each section, and opens the "classroom" up 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!

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Full Course Schedule

View the full course schedule below. 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 the instructor and get the instruction you need to advance your playing.

Date Topic

Session 1

08/08/17 6PM EST Get Access

Your New Best Friend

This week we’ll figure out how to read and count basic rhythms as we get familiar with your new best friend, the metronome.

Session 2

08/15/17 at 6pm EST Get Access

Week 2 - 8th Notes

This week we take a look at the vaunted 8th note, and explore how they can be played straight and as a swing.

Session 3

08/22/17 6pm EST Get Access

Dotted Quarter and Tied Notes

We take a look at dotted quarter notes, tied notes, and how they can be used. This is a lot more fun than it sounds!

Session 4

08/29/17 6pm EST Get Access


Syncopation may sound like a complicated word, but it's one of the most intuitive and powerful rhythmic ideas. Learn how to syncopate your rhythms this week.

Session 5

09/05/17 6pm EST Get Access

Basic 16th Notes

This week we take a look at 16th notes and the three most common ways in which they are used.

Session 6

09/12/17 6pm EST Get Access

Triple the Fun

We learn all about triplets. How they sound, how they can be used, and how you can subdivide any beat you desire.

Session 7

09/19/17 6pm EST Get Access

Advanced 16th Notes

This week we take a look at three more advanced ways to make use of 16th notes.

Session 8

09/26/17 6pm EST Get Access


This week is all about reviewing the content from the previous sessions. We will also talk about how the metronome can be used creatively to improve your playing.

Session 9

10/03/17 6pm EST Get Access

Phrasing Concepts

This week we'll talk about using rhythm to help change the way you phrase your lines. Additionally, we will look at thinking about note groupings.

Session 10

10/10/17 6pm EST Get Access

Smoothing Out Transitions

To play rhythms on an open string or by strumming a chord is one thing, but changing strings and/or positions can prove to be more challenging. This week we’ll take a look at some common problem areas as well as how to solve the awkwardness.