Welcome back! Today I wanna show you some of the greatest rhythm guitar songs.
I still remember one of the first covers that I played live. It was very easy to play and yet it
sounded awesome. It was not only easy for me to play, but also for the drummer and bass
player and singer. The best songs are the ones that are simple but yet memorable. If you are
able to come up with a very unique melody or chord progression that is simple but somehow
people are still able to remember and recognize it while it’s hidden in the masses, then you
know it’s a great song. Great songs come from the heart.
The first composition for guitar that I wanna show you is a song written by a british band. I am
talking about “Wonderwall” by Oasis. This song has inspired millions of people and yet it has
such a simple rhythm and progression! To start off, let’s check out the chords they use:
Very simple right? You don’t even have to move your hand or play one of those “awkward” barre
chords. Now let’s check out the same chords but adding a rhythm to them:
Now it sounds complete right? Just learn the lyrics and the melody and you are good to go;
you’ve got yourself a great cover to play anywhere you want.
The last song I wanna show you is a complete different style of music. The song I’m talking
about is “Jamming” by Bob Marley & The Wailers. Jamming is a reggae song, and it’s
progression and melody is so unique that it has become a legend among reggae songs, as
many of other Bob Marley’s song have. Let’s check out the chord progression with the rhythm
There are many ways to play this style. One thing for sure is that you have to lift the pressure off
the strings whenever you see an “X”, but don’t remove your fingers from the string. Remember,
you are trying to achieve a muted sound. For the pick pattern you could play all downstrokes or
use an alternate picking technique.
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