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Rhythm for two guitars...

matty42matty42 tyrone, pa✭✭✭
edited October 2013 in Gypsy Jazz 101 Posts: 67
Other than copying each other, what is the best and simple way for two guitars to play rhythm together?
Would one play a higher version of the same chord? What about inversions?


  • klaatuklaatu Nova ScotiaProdigy Rodrigo Shopis D'Artagnan, 1950s Jacques Castelluccia
    Posts: 1,665
    stuart wrote:
    The real question to ask is not what should we do with a second rhythm player, but why do we need one in the first place? Django's rationale for this was that he wanted to have a solid rhythm to solo from -- plus he wanted a job for his brother and someone to carry his guitar case.

    We've found in our band that having three guitarists makes for a really powerful rhythm section, even if one of them is soloing. It's a more satisfying sound than having just one at times (unless that one's name happens to be Nous'che or Hono). If you play for any dances, the more solid rhythm is a big advantage - dancers are used to keying on the drums, which are absent in a GJ band.

    "It's a great feeling to be dealing with material which is better than yourself, that you know you can never live up to."
    -- Orson Welles
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