Watch the Hollywood Stomp online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Jazz Guitar 7: Style Variations

Hollywood Stomp - Overview is a video guitar lesson presented by David Blacker and is sourced from Swing Blues Survival Guide: Rhythm.


"Hollywood Stomp" was inspired by the rhythm playing of Hollywood Fats. I highly recommend picking up his two album set entitled The Hollywood Fats Band which has a ton of great jump blues rhythm ideas. Fats' rhythm playing is definitely a must study!

This piece is in the key of D, featuring some nice moveable chord shapes built off the top four strings. Try to tune into the subtle differences in tonality from chord fragment to chord fragment.