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7 Free Robben Ford Rhythm Guitar Lessons

Over the course of his 40-year recording and performing career, Robben Ford’s rhythm guitar work has excited the ears of his audience, fired up his musical collaborations with dozens of top artists and simply amazed his fellow guitar players. “Playing rhythm guitar is the greatest joy in my musical life,” says Robben, “I love the subject of rhythm guitar, I love talking about it and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to finally present my rhythm guitar approaches in this Rhythm Revolution video course.”

Here’s a great opportunity to hear direct from the master. In this series of lessons, Robben shares his overviews, techniques and approaches, as well as musical rhythm guitar studies for context. Grab your guitar and get inspired!

I’m Your Man: Performance

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North Carolina: Overview

We are going to focus on a B flat blues here with a funky little beat. The aspect that I want to relate to here is the use of sixths which is the tonic note of a chord and adding the sixth above it. You will have two notes – it’s called a double stop, but instead of just thirds these are sixths. I will show you how to move them around the guitar.

North Carolina: Performance

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North Carolina: Breakdown

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Just Like It Was: Performance

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Rolling Stone: Performance

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Delta Blues: Performance

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There’s more where this came from. Head on over to the full course where of course, everything is tabbed and notated, plus all of the rhythm tracks are included for you to work with on their own.