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Rhythm

ARTICLES

Digging Deeper: Intro to Afro-Cuban Guitar

January 16, 2016
Create engaging rhythms by combining montunos, claves, tumbaos, and more.
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Beyond Blues: Texas Rhythm 101

September 26, 2015
A quick look at the essential elements of this slammin’ Lone Star sound.
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Acoustic Adventures: A Twist on the Traditional

September 12, 2015
A quick look at how to work vintage blues/rock and psychedelia into acoustic riffs.
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Cosmic Country: Get Rhythm!

August 29, 2015
Get your hands around a few essential styles of country rhythm guitar.
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World Gone Shred: Bulgarian Odd-Meter Riffage

June 20, 2015
The combination of well-placed accents, a strong sense of rhythm, and some Bulgarian influences will add an edge of excitement to your playing.
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The Guitarist’s Toolkit: Sharpening the Rhythmic Blade

June 13, 2015
Increase your rhythmic control by morphing melodies in time.
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Electric Etudes: U2’s The Edge

February 28, 2015
Explore the techniques used by U2’s sonic architect.
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Digging Deeper: Transcribing Rhythms

January 3, 2015
Reading and understanding basic rhythms is easier than you think.
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Rhythm Rules: Clave Grooves and Funky Moves

December 27, 2014
Take a trip down South to learn a new style of funk guitar.
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Shredmental: Hell-Bent for Rhythm!

December 20, 2014
A brutal primer on heavy metal rhythm guitar.
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Jazz Tricks: How to Play "Honeysuckle Rose"

December 6, 2014
Sometimes you should just ask yourself, “What would Django do?”
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The Guitarist's Guide to Writing Charts

November 29, 2014
There’s more than one way to make a quick-and-dirty chart that will get you through the gig.
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Electric Etudes: Andy Summers

November 15, 2014
The Police guitarist mixed up elements of reggae, punk, and new wave to create a singular style.
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Jazz Tricks: How to Play "Blue Bossa"

October 18, 2014
Get inside this jazz standard with a handful of useful concepts.
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Pluck ’Em! A Crash Course in Country Guitar

September 20, 2014
Grab a Tele and dig into this comprehensive look at the art of twang.
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