Category: Strumming / Rhythm

Classic Country Strumming
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In this lesson we will explore some classic country strumming patterns.

Folk Style Strumming
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In this lesson we will discuss and demonstrate two specific folk style strumming patterns. The “Folk Strum” and the “Boom Chicka” strumming patterns are two of the most common strumming patterns in folk and other related genres of music.

Tips for Guitar Strumming Patterns
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Strumming and rhythm are some of the more difficult concepts to teach and learn. In this lesson we will discuss some tips for improving your rhythm and strumming technique. This technique can be applied to all guitar strumming patterns.

Keeping Time and Rhythm
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In this lesson we will discuss keeping time and go over some simple exercises to help improve your rhythm and strumming.

Beginner Strumming Pattern #1
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In this lesson we are going to cover a very basic beginner strumming pattern designed to help those struggling with rhythm and strumming.

Beginner Strumming Pattern #2
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In this lesson we are going to cover another very basic beginner strumming pattern designed to help those struggling with rhythm and strumming.

Beginner Strumming Pattern #3
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In this lesson we will learn another beginner strumming pattern designed to help those having issues with rhythm.

Beginner Strumming Pattern #4
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In this lesson we will learn another beginner strumming pattern designed to help those having issues with rhythm.

Beginner Strumming Pattern #5
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This will wrap up our 5 part series on beginner strumming.  In this lesson we will introduce a pattern that incorporates a dotted quarter note length.

Jack Johnson Style Strumming
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In this lesson we will be studying a percussive element of Jack Johnson’s strumming style.  Johnson uses a lot of “dead notes” in his strumming patterns.  This helps, as a solo player, establish a groove and give the music a little rhythm.  We will be using an excerpt from Bubble Toes to demonstrate.