Watch the Rhythm 2 online guitar lesson by Gil Parris from NYC Rhythm & Blues
This is a personal fingerstyle rhythm pattern that I really like to use based on thirds. From there, behind the sax solo I might bring in some wah work.
Here I'm going to break it down with triads and double stops. Pay close attention to the consistency of my right hand rhythm.
This next tune is a funky sixteen-bar blues that I originally heard Grant Green playing. The unusual form makes for some good improvisation. I've heard some very good players get lost on this tune because they're so used to hearing a twelve-bar blues. Pay careful attention to where you are in the form. I'm going to show you some extended chromatic lines, as well as some inside cliche lines that I use to strike a good balance between tension and release.