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Here we continue exploring boom-chuck, with an emphasis on moving bass lines
Highlighting the backbeat can be an effective percussive tool
We spend a lot of time trying to find the right notes, or the best words for what we’re trying to say, but how we say something is what helps us leave our mark
The melodies and harmonies of Joni Mitchell's music rarely unfold in ways that our ears have come to expect. Here's a look at her guitar tuning Odyssey.
The Captivating Harlem Swing Rhythms of Freddie Green, John Trueheart, Bernard Addison, Morris White, and Al Casey
Freddie Green is synonymous with swing guitar. Born in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1911, Green enjoyed a 50-year career holding down the rhythm chair of Count Basie’s famed big band.
Learn how to use different kinds of bass lines to add variety to boom-chuck accompaniment in the keys of E and A major.
Reverend Gary Davis is widely celebrated as a genius of blues fingerpicking. In this guitar lesson, Ernie Hawkins, who studied with him, teaches his style.
Let’s take a close look at a common extended chord—containing a note beyond the seventh, the venerable ninth.
In this guitar lesson we will break down the classic boom-chuck pattern heard throughout American roots music and begin to use it on songs.