Watch the Straight 8th "Heartbeat" online guitar lesson by Brad Carlton from Guitar Lab: Boogie-Woogie

The concept of thinking like a drummer is presented in this lesson with kicks on the and of 4. A straight eighth groove is used with an upstroke power chord played on the and of 4. I'll show you this in the keys of E, A and D in open position, and in the keys of C and F with movable forms. These "kicks" really make your rhythm playing come alive.

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