If you play acoustic
Unless you’re a top-notch session player, your rhythm chops likely suck wind. Please don’t be insulted–that’s true of almost ALL of us; pros and amateurs alike. That’s because most of us focus our attention on other aspects of our musicality. We’ll spend hours working on a killer lick, but only a fraction of that time working up a killer rhythm part. So naturally, we wind up playing those same old, tired rhythm moves over and over again.
Fact of the matter is it’s your rhythm work that earns you the gig, gets you invited back to the jam, lights up your performance, inspires your original material, excites your fellow musicians and draws your audience to their feet. It’s all about rhythm.
No one knows this better than your professor of groove, Vicki Genfan. Singer-songwriter, recording artist and solo performer extraordinaire, Genfan gets calls from all over the planet to lay down her rhythmic magic. Crowned champion of
Vicki’s Acoustic Rhythm
Genfan covers changing tempo, changing time signature, changing duration of chords, finger picking, strumming, plucking, harmonics, relative minor substitution, open tunings, harmonic capo, partial capo, color tones, changing harmonic quality, changing voicings, power chords, hammer ons, pull offs, using part of one chord progression to make a new progression, “slap-tap” body percussion, and even using different stringed instruments.
Vicki demonstrates all of these techniques and applications over some of history’s most popular chord progressions; progressions that are used in hundreds upon hundreds of popular hit tunes. Everything is explained and demonstrated in a musical context – no tedious theory, boring exercises or drawn-out explanations to struggle through.
“These 19 tools can be applied to ANY style of music. They’ll open your ears, mind and creativity in ways that will forever impact the way you approach your rhythm
Genfan is the consummate instructor with the pedigree and chops to back it all up; the Acoustic Rhythm