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Rhythm

Digging Deeper: Bridging The Comping Gap

November 15, 2011
How to develop your own personal concept of accompaniment—or “comping,” as it’s known in jazz—from the perspective of rhythm first, and then harmony.
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Fretboard Workshop: Shapes on Strings

October 18, 2011
Do you ever feel boxed in by standard tuning? You start writing a song, but it keeps sounding like something that’s already been written.
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That Can Be Arranged: Chords That Keep On Giving

October 12, 2011
I tend to be a bit obsessive when working on a technique or concept and recently diminished harmony has been filling my time.
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Deep Blues: 8-Bar Blues

September 28, 2011
This is a popular blues form that is never really talked about.
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Deep Blues: Funky Blues Rhythms

August 31, 2011
In this lesson, we will look at a few different ways to add some funk to your rhythm parts.
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Rhythm & Grooves: Running in Circles

August 16, 2011
Do you ever feel trapped on the fretboard? Comfortable in certain keys, but utterly lost in others? If so, you’re not alone.
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Digging Deeper: Groove is in the Heart

August 16, 2011
How much control do you have when it comes to note placement?
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Deep Blues: Turnarounds of the Masters

August 9, 2011
Several turnaround phrases in the style of Eric Clapton, B.B. King and Ronnie Earl.
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Fretboard Workshop: Connecting Chords

July 19, 2011
As chords move from one to the next in vocal music, the music flows most naturally when each singer sings a smooth melodic line, connecting the notes without awkward leaps.
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That Can Be Arranged: In Sync With Syncopation

June 21, 2011
Syncopation or syncopated rhythm is any rhythm that puts emphasis on a beat or subdivision of a beat that is not usually emphasized.
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