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Watch the Sweet Windy City: Rhythm 1 online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Blues Guitar 4: Rhythm Approaches

Sweet Windy City: Rhythm 1 - Performance is a video guitar lesson presented by Andy Aledort and is sourced from Jam Night Vol. 2.


The approach used for the rhythm parts here are more in line with typical electric blues as opposed to acoustic blues styles, though the parts demonstrated here could easily and effectively be adapted to the acoustic guitar. I begin with root-fifth, root-sixth and root-seventh chords played on pairs of strings for E5, E6 and E7 as well as A5, A6 and A7, with the open E and A strings used as pedal tones, respectively. Single-note melodic figures are added to keep the rhythm part moving forward, and the part is rounded out with hybrid picking at the end of the rhythm part.