Watch the Rhythm Revolution: Vamps & Jams online guitar lesson by Robben Ford from Rhythm Revolution: Vamps & Jams

Hi, I’m Robben Ford, and welcome to this Vamps & Jams edition of Rhythm Revolution. Working guitarists spend much of their time playing rhythm guitar and very often will encounter 1, 2, or 3 chord vamps where they’re supporting a vocalist or soloist. I’ve prepared 10 rhythm guitar performance studies to illustrate how I approach these types of situations to keep things interesting for the band and audience.

For each of these 10 studies, I’ll first perform the rhythm guitar parts and then demonstrate some of the techniques and creative approaches that I used in the piece. Everything tabbed and notated, plus you’ll get the rhythm tracks to work with on your own. Chord charts showing most of the voicings that I used are also included. So, grab your guitar and let’s dig in!