Rhythm Guitar Deep Dive
Thursdays, 7:30pm – 8:45 pm ET
April 13 – May 11 (via Zoom)
All sessions will be video recorded & made available immediately following class
Cost: $225 – 5 classes per session.
The rhythm guitar is the hub of the wheel that keeps a swing band groovin’. This five-week workshop will dive into the workings of the “job” of the rhythm guitarist. Expect to cover the basics of how to make quarter notes swing, strategies for internalizing solid time, and utilizing efficient chord voicings. We will also examine the stylistic nuances of the great rhythm guitarists including Freddie Green, Al Casey, Django Reinhardt, Danny Barker and others through transcriptions and listening. You’ll immediately apply the ideas to the bandstand and deepen your understanding of the art of rhythm guitar.
All printed music will be in standard notation and tablature with corresponding chord diagrams so note reading is not required. Mp3 and video practice examples will made available as needed.
Class limit 15.
Questions? email Greg Ruby
What students are saying…
I have made more progress in my playing in 6 months of studying with Greg Ruby than I have in the last 10 years of self-directed study. Coming from the world of Lindy Hop, his Foundations course taught me the fundamentals I needed to play the music I’ve danced to for years. I find myself revisiting the course material several times a week, and each time I come away with new insights and an appreciation for just how much knowledge Greg packed into that course.
Greg offers his students unbridled enthusiasm, kindness, and a willingness to meet you wherever you are in your musical journey. His teaching is rooted in a deep love for and understanding of jazz and swing-era music, and his passion is infectious — thanks to Greg’s mentorship, I’ve never been more excited to pick up the guitar every day.