Join Jared Meeker for an in-depth discussion in this video Blurring the line between rhythm and lead, part of Acoustic Guitar Lessons: Intermediate.
- Now let's work on blurring the lines…between lead and rhythm guitar playing.…So a lot of times when you're strumming different chords…you want to maybe accentuate things…by doing hammer ons or pulls offs…and sort of accentuating the notes…that are around the chord.…Let's look at a few examples of that…starting with the D chord.…(guitar chord playing)…You can actually play the D chord like this.…(guitar chord playing)…And there are pull offs that you can do around that.…
(guitar chord playing)…Or hammer ons around that.…(guitar chord playing)…And also for the A chord.…(guitar chord playing)…You can play up here.…(guitar chord playing)…Let's look at an example…that plays both of those chords…and kind of fills around them in time.…Here we go.…One, two, three, four.…
(guitar playing)…The next song, Soul Meeting,…is kind of in the style of Curtis Mayfield,…and there's a few new things that you'll see,…staccato notes, specifically.…We might've done this a little bit earlier,…but make sure that when it shows a dot over the note…
- Flatpicking arpeggios
- Tuning with harmonics
- Bending strings and vibrato
- Creating a monster funk groove
- Blurring the line between rhythm and lead
- Mapping the fretboard in boxes
- Getting creative with open strings
Skill Level Intermediate
1. New Colors and Textures
2. New Grooves and Styles
3. Pentatonic Possibilities
4. Mapping the Fretboard in Boxes
6. Introducing Alternate Tunings
Conclusion and credits2m 22s
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