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

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

This Jazz Learning Path core course is presented by 5 top TrueFire educators: Larry Carlton, Sheryl Bailey, Frank Vignola, Howard Morgen, and Frank Potenza.

The Rhythm Principles 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 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 Jazz Guitar 4: Rhythm Principles is organized into 5 sections. In the first section, Sheryl Bailey introduces you to the principles of bebop comping. You'll work through a series of jazz harmony applications from Frank Potenza in the second section. In Section 3, Howard Morgen presents a series of lessons focused on triads. You'll comp your way through 5 standard jazz progressions with Frank Vignola in Section 4, and then Larry Carlton shares some comping insight and 2 performance studies in the final section.

When you've completed the lessons here in Rhythm Principles, you'll find more lessons focused on Jazz rhythm guitar in Rhythm Approaches, 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.

Grab your guitar and let's get started!