Welcome to Play Jazz Guitar 4: Rhythm Approaches for intermediate to late Intermediate students of Jazz guitar.
This Jazz Learning Path core course is presented by 3 top TrueFire educators: Fareed Haque, Frank Vignola, and Howard Morgen.
The Rhythm Approaches curriculum is comprised of select Jazz 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 musician’s solos, which is why it’s the most important aspect of your playing. Having command of a wide range of chord voicings and rhythm 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 skills that you need to take your rhythm guitar playing to the next level.
Play Jazz Guitar 4: Rhythm Approaches is organized into 4 sections. In the first section, Fareed Haque guides you through an intensive series of lessons focused on a wide variety of critical comping approaches. Howard Morgen shares more breakthroughs on chord embellishments in Section 2. Frank Vignola serves up 5 jazz standard progression playalongs in Section 3, and then in Section 4, Frank introduces you to chord melody with 3 simple performance studies.
When you’ve completed the lessons here in Rhythm Approaches, you’ll find more lessons focused on Jazz rhythm guitar in Rhythm Principles, also a Play Jazz 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.