January 20, 2015

We’ve devoted a lot of space here in the Rhythm Workshop to exploring rhythmic groupings of twos and threes, but did you know that these ...

November 18, 2014

A “rhythmic motif” is a short and often repetitive rhythm figure onto which any chords or melody notes may be grafted.

November 11, 2014

A cool instructional video about many of the subtleties of playing reggae guitar with Tuff Lion. Jah mon!

November 11, 2014

In western cultures , harmony is conveyed in two basic ways: the vertical, as in chords [Ex. 1a], and the horizontal, as in arpeggios [Ex...

October 8, 2014

Hearing a rhythm is a prerequisite to playing it.

September 8, 2014

Last time around, we concentrated on repetitive 3/8 and 3/16 hemiolas, or three-against-four rhythmic displacements, but this concept can al...

July 17, 2014

The pentatonic scale is not just for soloing anymore!

July 16, 2014

Jesse Gress shows how to expand your melodic potential using releases.

July 7, 2014

Another popular rhythmic displacement technique common to all musical styles is known as hemiola, which involves superimposing a repetitive,...

June 27, 2014

Persons of all ages dig repetitive rhythmic patterns.


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