Your buddy got you the audition. His brother’s in the band. They all have day gigs but they rock hard on the weekends working local venues, making decent money and having a blast doing rock covers from the 60’s all the way through the 90’s and beyond. They need a second guitar and it sounds like a perfect gig for you. You’re a little nervous ‘cause the other guitarist is the local hot shot with blazing pyrotechnic lead chops and that can be a little intimidating.
Fear not... we have good news and really good news for you. The good news is they’re really looking for someone with killer rhythm chops because the other dude can’t even spell the word. The really good news is that Angus Clark will hone your rhythm chops to perfection with this Hard Rock Rhythm Survival Guide.
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About the Guitar Lesson Plan
Interactive Video Guitar Instruction
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again... killer rhythm chops gets you the gig every single time. Players with blazing lead chops are a dime a dozen today and most of them skipped all their rhythm classes to develop those chops. Their loss is your gain. Bandleaders, jammers, singer-songwriters, musical directors and the like will always pick the solid rhythm player over a skilled lead player. So yeah, its all about rhythm.
Angus organized this Survival Guide curriculum into two main sections. In the first section, Angus will guide you through 22 essential concepts and techniques. In the second section, you’ll play your way through 17 rhythm studies that Angus prepared to cover a wide variety of feels and grooves.
The 22 essential concepts and techniques include: Tunings, Big Chords, Rhythmic Subdivisions, Choking the... Chord, Drop D Tuning, Power Chords, Power Chords in Rhythm, Syncopated Rhythms, Triplet Rhythms and Shuffles, Power Chords in Drop D, Stylistic Touches, The "Other" Power Chord, Triads, Sixths and Thirds, Open String Pedals, Pedals in Drop D, Additional Chord Vocabulary, Accompaniment Figures, Other Time Signatures, Acoustic Applications and Hard Rock Secrets.
All of the concepts and techniques are demonstrated in context over 17 rhythm studies, which will utilize real-world rhythm tracks across a variety of keys, feels and tempos: Punk Pop Chords, Classic Hard Rock, Alice's Grunge, Kurt's Grunge, Nu Metal Ostinato, The Man In Black, Since You've Been Rockin', Downstroke Workout, Hot For Shuffles, Drop D Bullet, Ben's Staccato, Ben's Overdub, Shore Leave Shuffle, Math Rock Shuffle One, Math Rock Shuffle Two, Crazy Triads, Mean Combo.
Angus demonstrates the rhythm parts and then breaks them down measure-by-measure, technique-by-technique. You’ll play along with Angus to first learn the parts as presented and then work with the rhythm tracks on your own to craft your own rhythm parts. Everything is tabbed and notated for your reference purposes.
Hard rock influences practically every other rock genre and so, whatever style of rock you play; classic, grunge, metal, alternative, indy, grind core, stoner, psychedelic, blues-rock, power pop, folk rock and the list goes on; you’ll extract enough insight and technique from the Hard Rock Rhythm Survival Guide to whip your rhythm chops into serious jaw-dropping shape.
The gig is yours!
About Your Instructor
Angus Clark was born and raised in New York City and has made his mark as a professional touring and recording guitarist for the last 20 years. He has toured and recorded for the last 12 years with the Platinum-Selling and Grammy-Nominated Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Prior to his work with the TSO he spent 5 years touring and recording with the world-reknowned, Golden-Globe and Grammy-Winning New Age artist Kitaro. During his time with Kitaro he appeared as the lead soloist on 3 Grammy-Nominated albums and the concert DVD "An Enchanted Evening".
As a solo artist, Angus has recorded 2 albums, a vocal album, "Grace Period" in 2004, and the all-instrumental "Your Last Battlefield" in 2008. In 2009 he released "Out of the Sun" with his band DareDevil Squadron. As a songwriter, his material has been used in commercials and has been performed by Jethro Tull. He also appears regularly in the Broadway production of the musical "Rock of Ages" and has performed with numerous artists such as Paul Rodgers (Bad Co.), Jon Anderson (Yes), and Robin Zander (Cheap Trick).
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