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Accompaniment Elements Of Rhythm Guitar

Christopher Sung (9641) · [archive]
Style: Rock/Pop · Level: Intermediate · Tempo: 110
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

One thing we can do to change our rhythm part is to put in anticipations. What do I mean by this?

In our previous part, the chord changed every half measure, right on the beat. The rhythm for our chord changes occurred as:

One - and - 2 - and - Three - and - 4 - and

Count out the above to yourself with a steady beat, and say the bolded words louder. The changes happen right on the beat.

Using anticipations, we can alter where the 2nd chord change occurs and reshape it as:

One - and - 2 - and - 3 - and - 4 - and

Again, count out the above to yourself with a steady beat, and say the bolded words louder. The and between the 2 and 3 is where we'll switch chords and is where our anticipation occurs.

This anticipation also changes our comping pattern. Mms. 1-4 show how this pattern can be played for a single chord (in this case, C# minor). Mms. 5-8 apply this new comping pattern to the alternating C#m-B progression we used in our verse on the last page. Note how the bass note for the B chord always occurs on the and between beats 2 and 3. This is our anticipation...
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