Advanced Rhythmical Exercises

Fifteen Advanced Rhythmical Exercises

Play Along Exercises

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Seven advanced 16th note exercises

16th note paced Rhythmical Exercises

As all the advanced rhythmical exercises are at 16th note pace, your right hand has to move at this pace throughout in order for you to stay in time.

It is vital that you play the patterns with the exact ‘up and down’ strokes the videos suggest and also that you practice with a metronome, pushing the BPM.

No matter if you play a song or an exercise, remember, rhythmical symbols are easy to translate to ‘up and down’ strokes. Keep that pendulum movement going and you can’t fail.

Using the 15 exercises you see here, develop them into other rhythms by simply changing some rhythms around.

The act of writing exercises like these and then playing them is vital to becoming comfortable with playing any rhythm at 16th note pace.

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Develop the rhythmical exercises

Develop the Exercises

All these rhythmical exercises are the same as the intermediate 16th note rhythmical exercises, but here they change chords.

In the video lessons, I use dom9 chords, but any chords would work. After completing the exercises, change them into whatever other chords you like.

Should you pick a maj7 chord instead, make sure you play it in all five positions and you’re now killing two birds with one stone so to speak.

In the advanced guitar course, you study rhythms as you learn songs but there are also plenty of exercises similar to these that will further strengthen your rhythm playing.

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Learning how to play guitar is best done through playing and learning from songs.

The advanced songs require you to learn 7th note chords, arpeggios, and modal scales. This will be revolutionary for your understanding of the guitar fret board.

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These are pretty advanced exercises. You’ll be playing 7th note chords, arpeggios and modes all over the neck.

But don’t fret – As you’ve already mapped out the fret board with pentatonic scales and barre chords, extending the concept is actually really simple.

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You can learn how to play these advanced songs on the acoustic guitar.

Angels, Baby Won’t You Please Come Home, Blackbird, Cannonball, Don’t Wait Too Long, I Shot The Sheriff, Over The Rainbow, Roxanne, Scarborough Fair, Sunshine Of Your Love, Take Me To The River, Tears In Heaven, and Wish You Were Here.

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