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One more time staying clear of percussive trinkets, Rhythm 3, "Route 35", scales down the bar count to just two with a jam that looks back at a groove John Scofield laid down on a tune called "Jeep on 35" from his must-have A Go Go album with Medeski, Martin, & Wood.

Keeping in line with the attention paid to space in the first two rhythms, this vamp is a bit more syncopated and makes use of varied ranges of string groups. Be sure to arch your fret hand fingers so the intended open strings ring clearly and provide color to those go-to dom7 grips. At the same time, keep your strumming hand in a 16th note motion whether you're striking the strings or not. Those "ghost strokes" are what helps keep the groove intact.