Samick Motherlode

December 2014

Rhythm Rules

Give your rhythm chops a tune up by breaking down the basic elements of everything from pop and rock grooves to dirty funk guitar.

ARTICLES

Rhythm Rules: How to Steal from Yourself

August 16, 2014
Sometimes an eighth-note is the only thing that separates the tired from the inspired.
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Rhythm Rules: Chromatic Quartals

July 12, 2014
Quartal harmony and chromatic approaches can add sophistication and drama to even basic chord progressions.
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Rhythm Rules: Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Antics

June 21, 2014
Grab your Gretsch and dig into the stylings of a modern rockabilly master.
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Rhythm Rules: Gypsy Jazz Primer

April 26, 2014
Decode some of Django’s musical mojo by exploring the basics of his rhythm guitar style.
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Rhythm Rules: Chops, Speed, and Rhythm

March 8, 2014
Exorcise all your technique demons with a few simple exercises.
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Rhythm Rules: Brazilian Guitar 101

December 21, 2013
Blend syncopated rhythms with jazzy chords and delve into the world of Brazilian guitar.
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Rhythm Rules: Polyrhythms 101

November 23, 2013
Sound like two guitarists playing at once with a few simple—but very effective—exercises.
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Rhythm Rules: Syncopated 16th-Note Rhythms

August 17, 2013

Stay in the pocket! Learn how 16th-note rhythms work in funk, rock, and acoustic music.


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Rhythm Rules: 6 Essential Exercises to Improve Your Groove

July 20, 2013
Unlock some of the secrets of the metronome with these essential polyrhythmic exercises.
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Rhythm Rules: 5 Ways to Make Your Chords Cooler

June 22, 2013
Singer/songwriter Keaton Simons shows you five easy ways to breathe new life into your chord progressions.
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