Watch the Rhythmic Variations online guitar lesson by Brad Carlton from Guitar Lab: Latin Rock Lead

This lesson will demonstrate the concept of twisting and turning your rhythmic ideas while still centering your melodic approach around a given riff. I will be taking the six notes from riff number one as a melodic template for playing over the progression. Chart number three presents many rhythmic options which can be utilized to develop melodic variations. This approach of using a given riff (which functions as a melodic theme) and then developing ideas by using variations of that riff is one most useful tools for improvising.