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This week, let's talk about grooves!

To me, a groove adds energy. It keeps the song moving forward but at the same time it doesn't distract from the melody. A groove is really gonna happen in the right hand, it's a mixture of openness and palm muting. The position of the hand matters, somewhere between the bridge and your sound hole will do.

My downs are percussively muted and my up's are nice and open. I can do this with any time signature 4/4 or 6/8. Try this week to add some grooves into very basic chord progressions that you have in your songs, you'll find it's a fantastic change and adds killer dynamics!