Advanced Bluegrass Rhythm Guitar by Wyatt Rice. For Guitar (Flatpick). Boxed, Rhythm/Backup. Bluegrass. Intermediate. DVD. Duration 90 minutes. Published by Flatpicking Guitar Magazine (MB.FGM1006).
In this 90-minute DVD, rhythm guitar master Wyatt Rice teaches you how to greatly expand your rhythm guitar abilities by teaching: crosspicking rhythm; syncopated rhythm; a variety of right hand patterns combined with left hand technique to develop a "groove" rhythm; unique bass runs; passing chords; chord substitutions; and chord inversions. Additionally, Wyatt is shown improvisationally accompanying various instruments (banjo, fiddle, guitar, mandolin) and then analyzing what he has done to provide the rhythmic foundation behind each instrument. Special guest appearances by Rickie Simpkins, Kenny Smith, Sammy Shelor, and Tony Rice. Wyatt Rice has been one of the top rhythm guitar players in bluegrass and acoustic music for the past 20 years. He has been a member of the Tony Rice Unit since 1984. Of Wyatt's rhythm, Tony Rice has said, "He gave the band a fuller voice and an easily identifiable sound. Things that I did with the guitar I could not otherwise have done if Wyatt's rhythm guitar had not been there.