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    Default 10 Essential Jazz Guitar Chord Rhythms

    This is a good page of chord rhythms adaptable for the mandolin. Many of them would work well when sharing rhythm with a guitar.
    https://www.jazzguitar.be/blog/jazz-...chord-rhythms/

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    Default Re: 10 Essential Jazz Guitar Chord Rhythms

    A reminder that we shouldn't "only" play chop chords!

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    Default Re: 10 Essential Jazz Guitar Chord Rhythms

    Actually, the old timers [including Monroe] didn't chop nearly as much as most people think.

    Who wants a snare drum banging away in a ballad?

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    Very nice! Thanks for posting. In particular, I like Rhythm 3 which I could see using a lot.

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    Default Re: 10 Essential Jazz Guitar Chord Rhythms

    Quote Originally Posted by Joel Glassman View Post
    This is a good page of chord rhythms adaptable for the mandolin. Many of them would work well when sharing rhythm with a guitar.
    https://www.jazzguitar.be/blog/jazz-...chord-rhythms/
    What works is something you can only find out in playing. Use your ears

    Oddly the chord forms in the first few examples are rooted -- in jazz you normally leave that to the bass player (and, on mandolin, of course, the root is normally below the range of the instrument). The Freddie Green example doesn't sound like Green at all. His beat was more even and I don't think you can replicate that featherlight feel on an electric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcc56 View Post
    Actually, the old timers [including Monroe] didn't chop nearly as much as most people think.

    Who wants a snare drum banging away in a ballad?
    Well, this thread is about jazz, not the "old timers". And how does the snare drum enter a discussion about rhythm mandolin?

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    Default Re: 10 Essential Jazz Guitar Chord Rhythms

    Quote Originally Posted by ralph johansson View Post
    What works is something you can only find out in playing. Use your ears

    Oddly the chord forms in the first few examples are rooted -- in jazz you normally leave that to the bass player (and, on mandolin, of course, the root is normally below the range of the instrument). The Freddie Green example doesn't sound like Green at all. His beat was more even and I don't think you can replicate that featherlight feel on an electric.
    “Featherlight” is not a word I would use to describe Freddy Green’s guitar, but I agree you can not do that sound on electric, because you can’t replicate the quick decay. The other examples are good basic rhythms to think about.

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    Default Re: 10 Essential Jazz Guitar Chord Rhythms

    Originally Posted by Joel Glassman
    This is a good page of chord rhythms adaptable for the mandolin. Many of them would work well when sharing rhythm with a guitar.

    Quote Originally Posted by ralph johansson View Post
    What works is something you can only find out in playing. Use your ears
    Of course. I didn't say you must use these without adapting them.

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