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Watch the Ballad Rock: Rhythm 2 online guitar lesson by Trey Alexander from Quantum Rock

Here we are going to take these same chords and move them to other parts of the fretboard. This is going to give them quite a different sound and color. I also do some single note playing that connects the chord. Here, you will hear some open string licks. These are very influenced by country guitarists and acoustic guitarists like Lawrence Juber and Tommy Emmanuel. This is where knowing as much of the B minor scale as you can is going to come in handy. A lot of the great artists of our time would take progressions like this one and before shredding it apart they would really milk the progression. This gives time for our brains to internalize what they were doing and then once they started soloing it would really hit home.

One of the things that I do when I play is I try to realize that my adrenaline is at 100% so my brain is thinking much quicker than it should be. Try playing things with a bit of lag in your mind. This will help you to sit within the band better and also help you with your rhythm and timing.