#1
So, I'm alright in my lead stuff. I can play cleanly, improv...pretty well. My rhythm as far as metal and straight forward stuff goes is good too, but my teacher recommended I find a funk band or something to learn the rhythm, and practice it to a metronome instead of the song. So, what rhythmically intense songs/artists are there? Like, funk, jazz fusion, whatever really.

Thanks, of course

(Wrong thread, tell me please).
My gear:
Schecter C-1+ w/ Seymour duncan Jazz (neck) and Full Shred (bridge), with Sperzels
B-52 LG-100A 4x12 half stack
Rogue LX405 Bass
Yamaha classical
Some sort of acoustic Squier
Boss Flanger
Lyon Chorus
#2
Tell your teacher to suggest something.

He is not a friend who kind of knows what he's doing; he is a hired professional who is there to help you and answer your questions.


However, I suggest some of the funkier RHCP stuff.
#3
Meshuggah are rhythm-intense. Try things from their album "Nothing", tuning doesn't matter. Polyrhythms should build your rhythm a lot.
#5
+1 on the RHCP

I'd recommend "Mellowship Slinky," "Sir Psycho Sexy," and "If You Have to Ask." All of these have some interesting rhythm ideas going on. Their later stuff, not so much.
#6
I could've sworn I asked my teacher for something...I don't remember what he said though..If anything...Haha.

So, RHCP...Sweet, thanks guys. Anything else?
My gear:
Schecter C-1+ w/ Seymour duncan Jazz (neck) and Full Shred (bridge), with Sperzels
B-52 LG-100A 4x12 half stack
Rogue LX405 Bass
Yamaha classical
Some sort of acoustic Squier
Boss Flanger
Lyon Chorus
#7
geez, where to start.

i will list the artist name, followed by the albums that are recommended.


James Brown: "20 all-time greatest hits", "In The Jungle Groove", "live at the apollo" "james brown soul pride (the instrumentals, 1960-1969)"

The Meters: "Look Ka-Py Py", "Anthology"

Tower Of Power: "East Bay Grease" "Bump City" "Live and in living color"

Donny Hathaway: "Live"

Sly & the Family Stone: "greatest hits" "stand" "fresh"

Kool & the Gang: "spin their top hits"

Stevie Wonder: "Songs in the key of life" "talking book"

Herbie Hancock: "Head Hunters" "secrets" "man child" "thrust" "V.S.O.P. (side4)"

Otis Redding "The Very Best Of"

Ray Charles: "The Birth of Soul"

Al Green "let's stay together"

Tomo Fujita & Blue Funk "put on your funk face"


this is a combination of funk and r&b but both genre's are helpful.


here are some youtube videos, for you to get a taste of what you will be getting if you decide to use the list i provided.

James Brown:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DAfBZbz3tI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4IxfixArek

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeW_Zd2B2zU


The Meters:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FBnQvd_xzs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNzilDmPpCg


Tower Of Power:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGiJcvttbeM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iKFj7cKHrs


Donny Hathaway:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0c2pp1kcyu4


Sly & the Family Stone:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ig-6f0g55c

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EscWg2n4vR4


Kool & The Gang:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6Th-87dTxg


Tomo Fujita:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNIVhz_dW1k


now a lot of this may seem cheesy to those who are not used to funk and r&b music. but i assure you, study this stuff, and your rhythm chops will be top notch. it can be applied to any other style of music you choose.

i really hope you, or someone else finds benefit in this post, because it took me like 20 minutes to put together.
http://richmusic.dmusic.com

"Those who dream by night, in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that all was vanity; but dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, and make it possible."
#9
oh and since this seems like an appropriate thread, i'll add something else.

if someone wants to hire you for a band or studio session, etc. given that they are professional, they won't look at how good you solo, or how fast you can play your licks.

what they are going to look for is your rhythm playing, and if you don't have that down, then someone else gets the job. it's about how well you sit in within a group on rhythm guitar, and if what you do in that context contributes well to the situation.

i come from the school of "if you aren't a good/great rhythm player, then there is a good chance you won't be a good/great lead player"
http://richmusic.dmusic.com

"Those who dream by night, in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that all was vanity; but dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, and make it possible."
#10
Jesus...Thanks Rich2k4, haha. I've been told my natural ear is pretty good actually, so if I'm soloing over something, I'm able to keep the rhythm, but I can't like, play one to a metronome or anything.
But clearly, you know your ****. Thanks for spending time for putting that together haha. I'll be taking a look at all that later tonight, man.

Thanks again, to everyone who posted
My gear:
Schecter C-1+ w/ Seymour duncan Jazz (neck) and Full Shred (bridge), with Sperzels
B-52 LG-100A 4x12 half stack
Rogue LX405 Bass
Yamaha classical
Some sort of acoustic Squier
Boss Flanger
Lyon Chorus
#11
Quote by bangoodcharlote

However, I suggest some of the funkier RHCP stuff.


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