Watch the Dmin7 Smooth Jam online guitar lesson by Frank Vignola from Vamps, Jams and Improv
We start the course with a laid back D minor 7th groove. I introduce D minor 7th inversions on the 1st and 2nd sets of 4 strings and then introduce a couple of different rhythmic patterns including the famous Doobie Brothers' Long Train Runnin' rhythm part. We play each note in the chord so as to play the chord cleanly and learn how to muffle the notes using the palm of our picking hand in the style of the Police. We also discuss ways to listen in and connect with the other players in the rhythm section and ways to listen in to support the soloist.