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Rhythm Tracks

On this page I am posting some "practice along" rhythm tracks for Flatpicking Essentials, Volume 1 customers.

In Flatpicking Essentials, Volume 1, I presented a series of rhythm guitar exercises that included a variety of bass runs and fill licks. Each of these progressions were in the I, IV, V format. Most of the arrangements I presented were in the key of G, however, I recommended that the reader work to transcribe those progressions to the keys of C and D as well.

What I am providing here, courtesy of my good friend Brad Davis, are fast and slow rhythm tracks in the keys of G, C, and D. Each track runs through a simply I, IV, V progression. The progressions start with 4 measures of the I chord, then moved to 4 measures of the IV chord, then 4 measures of the V chord, and then back to 4 measures of the I chord. This progression repeats over and over again so that you can play along and practice your bass runs and fill licks while learning to keep time and maintain a good groove.

Have fun with these!

Dan Miller
Flatpicking Guitar Magazine

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Rhythm #1: G, C, D Rhythm Slow

Rhythm #2: G, C, D Rhythm Fast

Rhythm #3: C, F, G Rhythm Slow

Rhythm #4: C, F, G Rhythm Fast

Rhythm #5: D, G, A Rhythm Slow

Rhythm #6: D, G, A Rhythm Fast