The Rhythm section

Quick concepts for the rhythm section in any type of band. Its always great playing with guys that know what their instrument was meant to do. Knowing your craft will keep you from getting in the way of the rest. Ill post more in the near futur this is something quick and easy to get. 

Drummers: make it your priority to stay in the pocket and avoid unnecessary fills(please) especially when you cant stay in time. 

Bass players: you must learn to groove. Remember you are not a guitar player. You have thicker heavier strings, USE them!

Guitar players: always remember you are a part of a team and not a solo act. Learning when NOT is equally as important as all your chops. 

Keys player: your left hand is a pedestal for your right, the more you can figure out how to set up your chords with the left the more meatier your chords and sounds will be. Try to stay in the mid-upper registar of the keys, you dont need the root in the bass all the time, thats why the bass player is their. Try harmanizing your chords using different chord tones in the bass. 

An instructional vid by Brian Patzan. Here he is reviewing chord structure and lead-lines for the jazz remake of Marcos Witt’s classic spanish worship song “Cuan Bello es el Señor”

What is Exodo Guitar?

Exodo Guitar Workshop - July 19th, 2012

On July 19th we had what we hope will be the first of several workshops offered to youth in different Chicago neighborhoods. Pics and vids coming soon!

On July 19th we had what we hope will be the first of several workshops offered to youth in different Chicago neighborhoods. Pics and vids coming soon!

Tour de Pilsen…

Here are a few pictures of Pilsen, the neighborhood I grew up in. It was interesting seeing some of the sights, sounds, and “artwork” as we did some filming for Éxodo…

Waiting…

A Simple Note

Just walking…

Tour de Pilsen…

Tour de Pilsen…