Watch the Diamond Rock Rhythm online guitar lesson by Brad Carlton from Guitar Lab: Diamond Rock Rhythm
This course is a study of straight eighth rhythm figures over a blues tonality. You will learn how to count and perceive any combination of eighth note rhythms which will increase your inventory of options for both your rhythm and lead playing. You will also receive various arpeggios, scales, and modes which are applicable over this blues/rock style.
You will receive a backing track over which you will be able to play the ideas presented in this course. This track will be offered at three different tempos thus enabling you to get up to speed.
After you are grounded in eighth notes, you will learn how to count and play 16th notes as well as 16th note triplets.
The concept of limiting yourself rhythmically is a wonderful tool for focusing on note selection. This allows you to learn how particular scale degrees resolve as well as the various colors that can be created when using various arpeggio and scale approaches. From a phrasing standpoint, rhythm is critical for developing logical coherent melodic lines.
This course is designed as a companion course to my other rhythm study: Shuffle Secrets.