TrueFire Guitar Lesson
TrueHeart Blues: Rhythm – out now
Welcome to the Rhythm Edition of Kirk’s TrueHeart Blues
A great rhythm player creates the launching pad for singers and soloists and makes the difference between a mediocre performance and a truly memorable one.
In this course, I’ll share many of my philosophies on rhythm playing, working in a band context, and hip you to some of my favorite grooves and groove players.
We’ll work on left and right-hand techniques, using space in parts, single note lines that rhythmically tie chords together, muting ideas, and singling out certain notes in a chord.
Working with backing tracks, we’ll also play our way through 10 rhythm performances across a variety of feels, tempos, and keys.
We’ll cover Texas harmonica shuffles, shuffles in the style of Sonny Boy and Jimmy Rogers, some funky shuffles, some of my own songs, and much much more.
After the performances, I’ll break down all of the parts to show you how to play them.