Watch the The Latin Rhythm online guitar lesson by Frank Vignola from 1-2-3 Jazz Guitar

The 3rd Rhythm is the Latin Rhythm. This rhythm is a lot like the Swing rhythm that Dizzy Gillespie is credited with developing after he visited South America and heard all that great music. Dizzy and other players such as Charlie Byrd and Stan Getz integrated these South American rhythms into their Jazz playing with great results. Notice the down up down up stroke that creates a backbeat feel on the 2nd and 4th beats.