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Rhythm Guitar: Afro Beat Rhythms - Part One Andrew Wasson of Creative Guitar Studio answers a viewers question... Q: Hello Andrew -- I thank you for your YouTube lessons! I would be forever grateful if you could cover the kind of Rhythms that are used in the music of Afro Beat. I recently read that James Brown was an influence for the Afro-Beat style. And - This has left me a little confused because I always thought of James Brown as being Funk. Can you please cover the Theory of the Afro-Beat rhythm structure, as well as, the role of the guitar. Because, there always seems to be two, or even three guitar players performing in these groups. Thanks again, Marcelo -- Brazil The roots of the Afro Beat style come from a number of popular African musicians and bandleaders. And, you are correct in that James Brown was very popular in West Africa and his music was of heavy influence to a lot of musicians. In the first part of this two-part series I will cover the rhythmic theory of the AfroBeat groove. The complete lesson article for this video will be available on the Creative Guitar Studio website shortly. Follow me on Twitter for lesson posting announcements: ____________________________________ Andrew's Official Q & A Guitar Blog Website: Andrew's "Video GuitarBlog" YouTube Channel: The Creative Guitar Studio Website: Follow Andrew on Blogspot: Follow on Twitter for new lesson announcements: MySpace: Facebook: _____________________________________
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