Jazz 10: Building Blocks of Jazz—Rhythm Guitar 1

Viewers may be surprised to find out that the guitar can be used as a percussive instrument. Phil Dunlap and his guest, Rick Haydon, Professor of Music at SIU-E discuss this concept as well as the relationship of rhythm guitar to Big Band Music. Watch as Haydon demonstrates some of Freddy Green’s most famous guitar licks.


Building Blocks of Jazz explores the fundamentals of jazz with Phil Dunlap, Director of Education for Jazz St. Louis. His lively lessons often feature special guests who bring their own expertise into play. Find interesting instruction on everything from Groove, to Rhythm to Latin Jazz.