Watch the Building the Rhythm Track online guitar lesson by Fareed Haque from Bebop Improv Survival Guide

Building the rhythm track. Notice how the right hand rhythm pattern changes up. The 2-3, 2-2-3- 2-2 pattern can also be turned around and played 2-2-3-2-2, 2-3.

Pay attention to the Thumb!! Keep the bass steady and don’t anticipate the third beat.

Also make sure to pay attention to the Left hand pulsation - how we press and release the strings in time to create short and long sustain to the chords...this is essential to getting the part to groove!