Jazz guitarists love to solo and improvise but 90% of their time on the bandstand is dedicated to playing rhythm and accompanying other soloists or vocalists. A great rhythm player is always in high demand at the jazz jam or in any working situation. Students of jazz guitar must develop a versatile vocabulary of voicings and rhythm patterns across a wide range of jazz styles.
Frank Vignola’s 30 Jazz Rhythms You MUST Know will not only majorly expand your jazz rhythm vocabulary and technique, you’ll also learn how to craft your own rhythm parts and comping patterns for virtually any style of jazz that you will encounter from Latin jazz to bebop, blues, and swing.
”Jazz guitarists must have command of a wide variety of rhythm styles and approaches for bebop, swing, gypsy, blues, Latin, and other jazz sub-genres. In this collection of 30 jazz rhythms, I’ve handpicked 30 versatile rhythm licks, patterns, and embellishments across a variety of styles to help you expand your jazz rhythm guitar and comping skills.”
Frank will show you voice leading rhythm parts for the blues, western swing-style approaches, a Miles Davis-inspired quartal harmony rhythm part, gypsy jazz rhythms, Dave Brubeck-style 5/4 grooves, how to incorporate walking bass notes, Bossa Nova rhythm parts, fast Tico Tico style rhythms and dozens of other essential jazz rhythm guitar and comping techniques and approaches.
For each of the 30 jazz rhythms featured in this course, Frank will first perform the rhythm part over a jam track, and then break it down for you section-by-section emphasizing the essential techniques and harmonic concepts in play.
All of the licks are tabbed and notated for your practice, reference and study purposes. You’ll also get Guitar Pro files so that you can play, loop and/or slow down the tab and notation as you work through the lessons. Plus, Frank generously includes all of the backing tracks for you to work with on your own.
Grab your guitar and let’s expand our jazz rhythm guitar vocabulary with Frank Vignola!