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Seven Ways to Spice Up Your Rhythm Guitar Playing

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Ever get the feeling you're putting too much emphasis on your lead playing and ignoring your rhythm playing? It happens a lot.

Luckily, guitar instructor Steve "Samurai Guitarist" Onotera has a video just for you—"Seven Ways to Spice Up Your Rhythm Guitar Playing."

In the clip, Onotera covers:

  • 1. Playing chords in different positions
  • 2. Using chord substitutions
  • 3. Using chord extensions
  • 4. Using chord embellishments
  • 5. Creating interesting root motion
  • 6. Getting creative with your strumming
  • 7. Using finger picking.

For more tips like this, be sure to visit Steve's YouTube channel.