This month’s lesson is to help you bridge the gap between rhythmic and melodic playing. This one is a real simple example using just two chords; back and forth from G major to C major.
This lesson was very much “shoot from the hip”, so pardon me if I didn’t show the licks note-for-note as I played them in the intro. Below the video are tabs – I didn’t tab out the chord strum patterns, just the single note lines.

I hope you dig this – I am planning a DVD that will go over playing this way over a variety of chord changes. This is perhaps the most important thing to practice, and what you’ll play most whether live or on recordings – supporting your own rhythm playing with some well-crafted fills to bring the part to life. Hope you dig it. cheers, joe

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