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.
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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.

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