TrueFire – Robbie Calvo’s The Rhythm Architect (2012)
MP4(H264), data-dvd, ~700 kbps| 720×406, 30 fps | MP3, 44 kHz, 128 kbps | English | ~ 5 hours | 1.6 Gb
You’ll learn how to craft the perfect chord voicing, apply the most appropriate rhythmic pattern, play killer bubble parts or fills, and most importantly – develop the creative and technical skills necessary to make your parts not just complementary but majorly distinctive as well.
The Rhythm Architect is comprised of 17 sets of lessons, referred to by Robbie as “Blueprints.” Each Blueprint features a stylized rhythm section foundation with multiple guitar parts layered on top.
Robbie first overviews the blueprint and then steps you through the what, whys and wherefores for each guitar part. In turn, working with the layered rhythm tracks, you’ll learn, playalong and then perform each part until you have a solid grip on all of the guitar parts – 50 guitar parts in total! In addition to all of the main tracks, Robbie also recorded 5 creative development tracks for you to work out your own parts against his first guitar part. Once you’ve worked through this course you’ll also have studio quality jam tracks to craft your solos over. Pretty cool, huh?!
The beauty of this approach is how it mirrors the real world where you generally find yourself working with another guitar player and/or keyboard player at the jam, on stage or in session. The very last thing you want to do is play the same part that another instrument is playing. The Rhythm Architect can craft and perform the perfect part on the fly and so will you!