Guitar: Rhythm and Accompaniment for Stylistic Playing (10 credits)
Self-study. Guitar instruction focusing on rhythm/accompaniment (strumming) concepts , providing you with more authentic and diverse interpretations of songs you play. 10 Credits
Tired of the same old strum patterns? This education course, “Guitar: Rhythm and Accompaniment for Stylistic Playing” will teach you how to use a variety of accompaniment styles.
The course is presented as video based lectures that require you to watch the individual lessons, practice what is being taught then take a post test at the end of the course for final evaluation.
PDF handouts will be provided for you to print off, use and keep.
Course Schedule and Format
Video – Course Opening and Part 1 Introduction 11:12
Video – Why Rhythm 5:42
Video – Single Note Picking Exercises 9:33
Video – Pick Dexterity 13:28
Video – Root to 5th 7:04
Video – Part 2 Introduction – Arpeggio Accompaniment 1:12
Video – 3/4 time Arpeggio Accompaniment 6:54
Video – 4/4 time Arpeggio Accompaniment – Song in E 6:41
Video – 4/4 time Arpeggio Accompaniment – Song in D 16:41
Video – Part 3 Introduction – Rhythm Transcribing :53
Video – Repetitive Rhythms 18:38
Video – Rhythm Transcribing part 1 25:44
Video – Rhythm Transcribing part 2 26:14
Video – Rhythm Transcribing part 3 15:02
Video – Distinct Rhythms 5:24
Video – Part 4 Introduction – Stylistic Accompaniment 1:49
Video – Country Music Style Accompaniment 7:08
Video – Jazz Music Style Accompaniment 12:34
Video – Blues Music Style Accompaniment 24:16
Video – Patriotic Music Style Accompaniment 15:16
Video – Bass Motion Style Accompaniment 10:14
Video – Rhythm Tip 6:48
Video – Closing :50
Post Test 15:00
Learning Objectives (relevant CBMT domain items)
By the end of the course instruction participants will be able to (***or begin to):
—perform single note exercises and understand the importance of practicing them as they relate to guitar rhythm/accompaniment development. (II-A-5-d, II-A-5-i-3)
—demonstrate arpeggiated style picking to songs in 3/4 and 4/4 time. (II-A-5-a, II-A-5-e)
—apply the two concepts presented here for transcribing, then applying those rhythm/accompaniment
possibilities to songs when learning them. (II-A-5-a, II-A-5-e, II-A-5-ac)
—Implement stylistic rhythm/accompaniment components in the popular song styles discussed here,
i.e., jazz, blues, country and patriotic. (II-A-5-a, II-A-5-e, II-A-5-ac)
*** the reason the language “begin to” is included is because all guitar players are at varying degrees of development and competency. This course covers basic information that all music therapy professionals can play and information that at times, is of a more advanced level. At this time, those with less experience can be exposed to this information then apply the more advanced techniques in the
future as their skills develop.
Guitar: Rhythm and Accompaniment for Stylistic Playing is approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) for 10 CMTEs-Continuing Music Therapy Education credits. The Spiegel Academy, CBMT Approved Provider #P-106, maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria.