April 14, 2015

In our last two workshops we explored the art of the shuffle and introduced 5/4 and 5/8 meters.

March 17, 2015

All odd-metered time signatures and grooves result from various combinations of twos and threes.

March 2, 2015


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!


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