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ADVENTURES IN RHYTHM: Rhythmic Displacement, Part Four - And Here Are The Finalists

Lesson Intermediate

My Top Ten of favorite players and music using rhythmic displacement comes to a conclusion in this episode. Any guesses about the finalists? Here’s a hint: …a little bit of country and a little rock ‘n’ roll.

ADVENTURES IN RHYTHM: Rhythmic Displacement, Part One - The Basics

Lesson Beginner

This infinitely useful but little understood musical device adds interest and energy to your playing—guaranteed.

ADVENTURES IN RHYTHM: Rhythmic Displacement, Part Three - And The Top Ten Countdown Continues

Lesson Intermediate

The adventures in rhythm continue. And so does the Top Ten Countdown of rhythmic displacement licks. How do B.B., Wes, Slowhand and Pat Martino put those vital ideas to work in their music?

ADVENTURES IN RHYTHM: Rhythmic Displacement, Part Two - The Top Ten Countdown Begins

Lesson Intermediate

Last time we got acquainted with the idea of rhythmic displacement. Now it’s time to meet the rest of the family.

ALTERNATE TUNINGS: Dropped D, Part One

Rock Intermediate

In this series I’d like to introduce a few of the guitar’s most essential open tunings and give you some repertory to play in those tunings.

ALTERNATE TUNINGS: Dropped D, Part Three

Lesson Intermediate

This time we’ll be looking at two close sonic relatives of Drop D tuning. These have various folksy and colorful names but often are simply called “Double D tuning” and “High Drop D Tuning.”

ALTERNATE TUNINGS: Dropped D, Part Two

Lesson Intermediate

Last time we looked at some applications of Drop D tuning in the hard rock and pop genres. This time we’ll take a detour in a different direction and explore some possibilities in jazz chord-melody style.

ALTERNATE TUNINGS: Modal Tuning, DADGAD

Roots / Folk / Bluegrass Intermediate

In this installment we’ll explore another vital resource in the world of alternate tunings, the modal tuning DADGAD (often affectionately called “Dad-Gad”).

ALTERNATE TUNINGS: Open G Tuning, Part One

Blues Intermediate

This time we’ll continue with a second and equally invaluable option, Open G tuning.

ALTERNATE TUNINGS: Open G Tuning, Part Two

Blues Intermediate

Open G is one of the most used and most versatile alternate tunings in the repertory. It is especially common and indispensable in traditional and modern blues styles.

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