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[MUSIC].
We've been talking a lot about different
melodies and
different ways to play melodies, scales,
all that kind of thing.
I want to get back to a little bit of
rhythm playing, and
just give you a sense of how,
some of the rhythm techniques we discussed
earlier can really come into play.
In, in a song.
And particularly a song that has like, a
lot of changes.
So, now that we've been playing for awhile
we're getting
the hang of a lot of this song, playing
along to songs and rhythm tracks.
I want to demonstrate my rhythm technique,
really in context here and
using backing tracks.
And I just want to reiterate the fact that
you can use these backing
tracks that we have, not just to learn the
melody, but to practice your rhythm with.
So what I'm going to do is, I'm going to
play the Arkansas Traveler,
which we have learned recently, and
I'm gonna demonstrate how I would play
rhythm to those.
And I'm gonna use both tempos, the medium
tempo and the faster tempo and
this is, we are going to be using our
strum chopping technique.
[MUSIC].
So I wanna show you how that works in
context,
there's one other, strum chop that I'm not
sure that I covered.
You've got the closed position.
There's one more way you can play a G
chord, not on the 12th fret, and
get a chop.
[MUSIC].
It's this one right here where you fret
the fifth fret of the fourth string,
there's that G note.
[MUSIC].
So just strum across and
you get this G chord.
[MUSIC].
So I'm gonna strum chop on that chord some
as well.
[MUSIC].
So you want those to ring out.
When you're doing this, you might have the
fifth string muted.
That's actually okay.
[MUSIC].
It gives kind of a real, consonant clean
chord if that fifth string is muted.
I am only saying it would be muted,
because probably one of
the fingers on your left hand might be
resting on that to hold the bar in place.
[MUSIC].
So you get that kind of chord, sounds nice
and open, so let's go ahead and
just do a demonstration of some more
rhythm techniques.
One, two, three.
[MUSIC].
So that's me playing rhythm all the way
through Arkansas Traveler.
So you'll notice I'm using the strum chop
and
sometimes I'm using my index finger to
come back for a little accent.
[MUSIC].
It's just a little, swing back with the
index finger.
[MUSIC].
So you can practice some of these
techniques.
Let's demonstrate now, at a slowly faster
tempo, so you can see how some of these
techniques come into play when you're
playing a lot of changes fast.
One, two, three.
[MUSIC]