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Electric Country Guitar Lessons: Advanced Rhythm Techniques

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All right, so hey, welcome to
Advanced Country Guitar with yours truly,
Guthrie Trapp here with Artist Works.
Now we're, the flood gates are open now.
We're full on advanced.
We're gonna go on to some advanced
rhythm techniques which I
know we had covered a lot of rhythm man,
it's really important,
just get the right hand together and
all those concepts.
So, now we're gonna incorporate everything
that we've learned in these styles here,
so let me just show you just a little
bit what we are going to do.
We are going to incorporate all
these little sevens some open
strings some D and G over A.
So we're going to incorporate all this
kind of stuff into these rhythm techniques
here that we're getting ready to do.
So, let's get on the backing track and
I'll give you some examples
of how this stuff works.
Okay, so
what we did
there was,
we had some
passing notes,
we had some right
hand techniques,
What I did there was,
I started out doing a pattern like this.
Similar to that, where I'm
using all the hybrid techniques here.
And it's a phrase so
I'm hitting that low A string to kind of
give me a little buffer
before I switch positions and
start sliding up here
So while that low A string is ringing
I'm moving my hand so,
And when I'm hitting these notes
I can already feel my right hand okay,
after I get done with this lick,
I'm sliding up.
So it's all this movement forward so.
So right there I hit
this twice on the A string and
I went
So that's hitting twice.
Once, D shape over A, so G shape,
D shape, and then A chord.
A little bass note follow up to that
phrase right there and
then when we went to D.
I played D7.
And we learned that in previous lessons.
And that little lick right getting back.
A little
E7 right there.
You can go D right there,
I didn't do that on the track but
you can go up right there, from your E,
to this D shape.
So we have
And that's a D seven.
So we're hitting a lot of double
notes on the A string with the pick.
Just to make that a little funkier and
little bit groovier.
So there's some ideas for
that, all the popping and
stuff you can do as far as this too like.
So what we did there was we
did our kind of boogie woogie pattern here
But then we added this.
Which is that.
That's a track tone.
That's a tri tone That's your major turn
and your flat seven of A right there.
And then when we're here
which is just going up into your
one over three shape like this.
That's the shape but
we're only playing two notes.
So E and G#, F# and A, G and
B flat, and then G# and B and
that walks up to A that's your next chord.
We did some of those kind of
techniques and stuff in there as well.
That's a good example in A.
Let's do a G advanced rhythm
techniques too to the backing track.
I just wanted to move up
the fret board a little bit and
play out some different positions.
Cuz I don't want you to feel
like you have to be locked in.
To just this open G position down here.
Although it does sound great when
you are doing this kind of rhythm.
So a lot of popping and
stuff going on down there.
So, basically what we're
doing there is we're doing
a similar pattern as we did
in the other lesson programs.
But I want you to think
about doing this position
here that we did, it's like
it's almost like C7 over G.
Cuz we're
it's just it's tritone,
it's B flat [SOUND] and E [SOUND].
And we're not gonna hang
on it too long, but we're
just gonna go like
So right there, this is a lick I
didn't do in the track either but
do this little pull off
And that'll end your phrase
So I'm pulling off B flat
So I'm going
and I'm going-
I'm doing ring finger,
first finger
sliding right in
So those three parts together
create this pattern.
So that creates a cool pattern
to be able to do there.
So then we went to C,
we just kept it simple
we stayed here in C7
all those little accent notes
So that time we pulled off
and hit F
right to G.
So we go down to D
and then what we did was
we went up the neck.
After I played that
rhythm part a couple of
times I slid all the way up here
And I just grooved on that
G chord right there
little half step slide in
And then you're right here
so right there
I put the 7th
on the bass note
so that's B flat
resolving down to G.
So there's a couple cool more
advanced rhythm techniques for G.
Okay, we're moving right along, and
feel free to when you wanna reference
these other keys and
learn some stuff in other keys.
Feel free to you know of course send me
another video and we can get on that.
I figured you'd do
a couple of these keys and
it's same kind of techniques for
all of the other ones.
And if you're in C or B, you're dealing
with more of these closed positions
say the, the open techniques
work better in A, E, G.
So the closed techniques are more of
the bar chord style that we covered.
So reference the PDFs,
and stuff like that,
that come with this, and
also of course, send me videos.
Because that's the best
way to learn here so
movin right along