The Art of Bluegrass Rhythm Guitar with Chris Jones [VHS]
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Tony Rice once said that "PLAYING RHYTHM IS AS CHALLENGING AS PLAYING LEAD" REFINE YOUR BLUEGRASS RHYTHM PLAYING SKILLS! Learn the style, fanciness, smoothness, comfort, finess, power, dynamics & subtle details that will make you sound slick! Learn the essential fundamentals of solid bluegrass rhythm, then transform these basics into "THE ART OF RHYTHM." That's what Chris Jones does in this long-awaited course, & he is uniquely qualified to teach this subject. Chris has provided great rhythm as a sideman for bluegrass bands from all across the stylistic spectrum, from Dave Evans & Riverbend, Weary Hearts, & Special Consensus, to the Lynn Morris Band & the Vassar Clements Band. Now, as a band leader, he has synthesized all he's learned from this rich musical background into his own style which combines traditional & contemporary feels, using both power & sensitivity to provide the backing that perfectly fits each particular song. Chris gives insight into the styles of masters like Jimmy Martin, Lester Flatt & Tony Rice, & gives you his own perspective that has made him a sought-after rhythm guitar instructor at workshops & bluegrass camps throughout North America. Chris takes you from basic right hand fundamentals, tone, & timing, to bass runs, the G-run, & strum & chord voicing variations that give you the tools to master the most underrated skill in bluegrass music: The Art Of Bluegrass Rhythm. Also includes: Dynamics, solving speed problems, rhythm patterns & combinations, slow song approach to rhythm, waltz time approach, capo purposes, the illusive "rest stroke", alternating bass notes, bouncy rhythm, straight 8s feel (country feel), swing rhythm strumming technique, 7th chord concepts, 3-note bass chords in Bluegrass rhythm, bass hammer-ons, punchy beginnings, dressed up endings, & much more. (80 min)
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Chris Jones leads his own band, Chris Jones & The Night Drivers, tours world-wide with his band, & has released 3 CDs. His latest release " Just A Drifter" features Tom T. Hall singing a duet with Chris on "The Man on the Side of the Road" & its moving into the top 10 in the Bluegrass charts. In addition to his soulful lead singing & songwriting, Chriss guitar work has led to a number of positions as a sideman in both bluegrass & country music, including stints with Vassar Clements, The McCarters, The Lynn Morris Band, Weary Hearts, & Special Consensus, among others. As a teacher, Chris has been chosen as an instructor by most of the major workshops & bluegrass camps in the U.S. & Canada, including the "Augusta Heritage Center" & "Nashcamp." He is also a featured columnist for "Flatpicking Guitar Magazine", & has released 3 audio courses: "The Bluegrass Wordbook", "The Bluegrass Songbook", & "Designing Guitar Solos For Bluegrass Songs" as well as 4 video guitar lessons! musicians-workshop.comSee all Editorial Reviews
Top customer reviews
Chris Jones deserves a hardy round of applause for producing this fine instructional dvd.