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Watch the Play Acoustic Guitar 4: Rhythm Principles online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Acoustic Guitar 4: Rhythm Principles

Welcome to Play Acoustic Guitar 4: Rhythm Principles for intermediate to late Intermediate students of acoustic guitar.

This Acoustic Learning Path core course is presented by 3 top TrueFire educators: Laurence Juber, Massimo Varini, and Brad Carlton.

The Rhythm Principles curriculum is comprised of select acoustic guitar lessons from the educators' existing TrueFire course libraries.

Guitarists spend 90% of their time on the bandstand playing rhythm guitar behind vocals and other musicians' solos, which is why it's critical to develop solid rhythm skills. Having command of a wide range of chord voicings, rhythm patterns and creative approaches is what distinguishes great players from the mediocre, and it's also the number one reason that other musicians will want you in their band or invite you back to the jam. The video guitar lessons in this core course will equip you with the technical and creative skills you need to take your rhythm guitar playing to the next level.

Play Acoustic Guitar 4: Rhythm Principles is organized into 3 sections. In the first section, Massimo Varini guides you through 16 key rhythm techniques and applications from pick selection to rhythm figures to strumming patterns and everything in between. Laurence Juber takes over in the Section 2 with the 16 key concepts and techniques that comprise his rhythm method. Brad Carlton wraps up this core course with 6 demonstrations and playalongs focused on beautiful sounding, ringing open string chords.

When you've completed the lessons here in Rhythm Principles, you'll find more lessons focused on Acoustic rhythm guitar in Rhythm Approaches, also a Play Acoustic Guitar 4 core course.

The educators demonstrate all of the key examples over jam tracks (where and when applicable) to simulate a real-world application, in a musical context. All of the key examples are also tabbed and notated for your practice, reference and study purposes.

You'll also get Guitar Pro files so that you can play, loop or slow down the tab and notation as you work through the lessons. Plus, you'll have all of the available jam tracks to work with on your own.

Take as much time as you need to work through each video guitar lesson before moving on to the next lesson. If you want to dig deeper or wider into any of the topics covered in this core course, check out the recommended supplementary courses in your learning path where you'll find more examples, techniques and insight from top TrueFire educators.

Grab your guitar and let's get started!

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