Rhythm Architects; you know them well. They've tickled your ears on recordings and blown you away on stage. They play the perfect rhythm guitar part every time. They ice the cake on every tune. Drummers, bass players, keyboard players and vocalists alike love these cats. They always get and keep the gig. They make it look easy and effortless yet you can't quite break down exactly what they're doing or why it works so well. One thing for sure though -- you'd give one of your big toes to have those chops.
Put that meat cleaver away! Robbie Calvo's Rhythm Architect cracks the code for crafting the ideal rhythm guitar part for any rock, pop, funk, R&B or blues tune. Better yet, Robbie's syllabus is so accessible and intuitive that you'll find these lessons easier to absorb than tying your shoes. No tedious theory to muddle through. No chord dictionary to memorize. No boring exercises to work through. You'll simply play your way through the course putting what you learn to immediate use.
Nashville session player, singer-songwriter, six-string wizard and all-around educational maestro, Robbie Calvo is the musician's musician. Robbie's playing is described as "flawless and inspired" and his workshops are jammed with pros across all styles of guitar. Calvo's TrueFire courses have generated a cult-like following amongst students. Sweet Notes, RhythmCraft and SoloCraft rose to the top of our charts almost immediately after their introduction. The Rhythm Architect is sure to follow.
You'll learn how to craft the perfect chord voicing, apply the most appropriate rhythmic pattern, play killer bubble parts or fills, and most importantly - develop the creative and technical skills necessary to make your parts not just complementary but majorly distinctive as well.
The Rhythm Architect is comprised of 17 sets of lessons, referred to by Robbie as "Blueprints." Each Blueprint features a stylized rhythm section foundation with multiple guitar parts layered on top.
Robbie first overviews the blueprint and then steps you through the what, whys and wherefores for each guitar part. In turn, working with the layered rhythm tracks, you'll learn, playalong and then perform each part until you have a solid grip on all of the guitar parts - 50 guitar parts in total! In addition to all of the main tracks, Robbie also recorded 5 creative development tracks for you to work out your own parts against his first guitar part. Once you've worked through this course you'll also have studio quality jam tracks to craft your solos over. Pretty cool, huh?!
The beauty of this approach is how it mirrors the real world where you generally find yourself working with another guitar player and/or keyboard player at the jam, on stage or in session. The very last thing you want to do is play the same part that another instrument is playing. The Rhythm Architect can craft and perform the perfect part on the fly and so will you!