Watch the Acoustic Rhythm Guitar Playbook online guitar lesson by Corey Congilio from Acoustic Rhythm Guitar Playbook
Hi, I'm Corey Congilio, and welcome to the Acoustic Rhythm Guitar Playbook.
Most acoustic guitar players, including working pros and even accomplished singer-songwriters, have a very limited vocabulary of rhythm patterns and grooves. Developing a comprehensive range of strumming patterns can mean many more opportunities for playing with other musicians, getting gigs, all while expanding your creative potential for composing your own music.
I've organized this massive collection of 60 acoustic grooves into six sections. In the first section, we'll work on ten essential acoustic rhythms to get you up to speed with accented sixteenth note strums. Section 2’s rhythms will inspire you with ten more versatile song building grooves, and in the third section we'll expand your acoustic rhythm playbook with ten movable chord grooves. The fourth section focuses on incorporating major and minor seventh chords as well as dominant shapes into your grooves, and the fifth section focuses on ten ways to add riffs to your rhythm parts. Finally, in the sixth section of the playbook we'll work through ten song-based acoustic grooves that contain multiple rhythm parts, giving you the recipe for creating your own songs.
I'll break down each groove note for note, you'll get tab and notation for each, and you'll get all of the rhythm tracks to work with as well. You can also loop and slow down any of the performances so that you can work with the materials at your own pace.
So, grab your guitar and let's get started!