Guitar World Lessons: Beginner Guitar: 20 Essential Rhythm Guitar Styles

Guitar World magazine

Master the art of playing rhythm guitar with this comprehensive tutorial—complete with instructional text, tablature and video! You’ll learn all the techniques used by guitarists in rock, country, metal, blues, folk, reggae and many other styles of music. Through 20 lessons that build upon each other, this exhaustive collection from the knowledgeable instructors at Guitar World magazine will teach you how to play basic barre chords, open-chord embellishments, “pumping” power chords, chord arpeggiation, eighth- and 16th-note syncopations, rhythmically driving “boom-chick” strumming patterns, the all-purpose passing chord and much more.

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