Join Jared Meeker for an in-depth discussion in this video The grooves of New Orleans, part of Acoustic Guitar Lessons: Intermediate.
- All right, The Grooves of New Orleans.…So, you know, there is so many different sounds and cultures…that basically blended together to make that…New Orleans funk type of sound.…You get all the Caribbean stuff…and certainly all the deep South.…So, you know, there's elements of Blues and Zydeco…and all kinds of stuff that sort of come together.…So let's check out how some of the Latin sounds like Clave…can fit into your New Orleans Grooves.…All right, the clave is a very important Latin rhythm…that found its way into New Orleans music.…
And so let's check out how you would play the clave rhythm.…I'll just tap it and you can clap it at home.…Here we go,…one, two, three, four.…(tapping)…Now let's play that clave in sixteenth notes…while you are doing scratching on the guitar.…Here we go.…One,…two,…three,…four,…(guitar playing)…Now let's do a variation on that a little bit.…
This is a very common phrase,…it's known as the Bo Diddley beat…because he made such a landmark with this sound.…And it's just a slight variation so check this one out.…
- 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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