a world of music, based on the guitar,
and on visualinear tablature
The Rhythm Sampler CD is representative of the variety of styles of music that you can learn to play by making use of the instructional materials offered for sale on this website.
The 24 tracks of the Rhythm Sampler CD were selected from the audio recordings of the music contained in the Rhythm Guitar Core Catalog. On 17 of the 24 tracks, rhythm guitar duets (two rhythm guitar arrangements) are sounded, and on the other 7 tracks, rhythm guitar trios are sounded, for a total of 55 rhythm guitar arrangements. All of the 160 rhythm guitar arrangements contained in the Rhythm Guitar Core Catalog, including the 55 Rhythm Sampler arrangements, are accompaniments to guitar ensemble arrangements contained in the Guitar Ensemble Core Catalog. On the Rhythm Guitar Core Catalog recordings, the guitar ensemble arrangements are sounded by other instruments, in order to make the rhythm guitar music more clearly audible.
The multi-layered and often complex sounding music on these recordings results from the combination of relatively simple parts – first a melody, then the other parts of an ensemble arrangement, then the rhythm guitar arrangements. The increasing complexity of the musical texture produced by such a layering of relatively simple parts is demonstrated in the audio Quick Clicks on the Home page of this website. The musical scores included in the Quick Clicks provide a quick intuitive introduction to visualinear tablature, the innovative notational system used for all the music contained on this website.
The PDF score write-ups (including visualinear tablature scores, chord charts, and Study Notes) for the 55 Rhythm Sampler rhythm guitar arrangements can be ordered on the Rhythm Guitar Core Catalog page of this website. Also available in the same location is an ordering option for the .tef files (e-scores) for the 24 guitar ensemble arrangements on which these rhythm guitar arrangements are based. The full length mp3s for the Rhythm Sampler CD can be purchased for $7.20 on the rhythm guitar music page of the twelvemonth.com website. The playlist for the Rhythm Sampler CD is available on the Downloads page of this website, and will also be delivered together with the mp3s.