Tag: strumming

Chord Drills – Chord changing exercise

Changing chords can be one of the most frustrating parts of learning guitar. You may think you’re comfortable knowing your chords but how comfortable are you changing them? Do you spend far too much time getting them perfect? Remember perfection is the enemy of progress. Start by knowing your shapes,k always lead with your first […]

Strumming 1 2 3+4+

Strumming Pattern: 1 2 3+4+ Example 1: A major, Amaj7, A7 and D major Example 2: D major, Dmaj7, D7, G major Example 3: C major, Am7, Dm7, G7 Example 4: D7, G7, A7, D7

Strumming: 1+ 2 3 4

Strum pattern: 1 + 2 3 4 Example 1: G major, Em, A major and Am Example 2: Am, Am7, Em and Em9 Example 3: A major, D major and E major Example 4: E major, E7, A major and Asus2 Download PDF

Clapping Lesson 1

Clapping rhythms is a good way of learning to keep time. A solid beat will help develope your sense of timing. This has the knock on effect of helping develope a consistent strum and will help lead playing. Part 1: Learning to count:  1 2 3 4 The above picture indicates 4 beats to the […]

Strumming 1 (2) 3 4 +

The following strum can be quite tricky to do. The (2) in the bracket is spoken but not played. As with previous strumming lessons there are audio examples for you to refer to if needed. Example 1: Em, G major, D major, A major Example 2: C major, Am7, Em, G major Example 3: G […]

Strumming 1 2 +(3)+ 4 +

The following lesson is primarily a series of strumming exercises that can also benefit chord changes. Each example has an audio example for you to listen to. In each example the strum is played once for each bar. The strum shown below is quite a comfortable strum to learn but usually it is learnt by […]

Advanced Chord Lessons Part 5

Advanced Chord Lessons Part 1: Dsus4 and Dsus2 Advanced Chord Lessons Part 2: Em7, Cadd9 and Dsus4 Advanced Chord Lessons Part 3: Cadd9, Cmaj7, Asus2 and Asus4 Advanced Chord Lessons Part 4: Slash Chords Advanced Chord Lessons Part 5: Slash Chords Each example chord progression and strum has an audio examples for you listen and […]

Advanced Chord Lessons Part 3: Cadd9, Cmaj7, Asus2 and Asus4

Advanced Chord Lessons Part 1: Dsus4 and Dsus2 Advanced Chord Lessons Part 2: Em7, Cadd9 and Dsus4 The following lesson involves the Cadd9, Cmaj7, Asus2 and Asus4 chords. Each example chord progression and strum has an audio examples for you listen and learn. C major, Cadd9 and Cmaj7: Am, Asus4 and Asus2: Example 1: Progression […]

Advanced Chord Lessons Part 1: Dsus4 and Dsus2

Suspended chords are great for creating chord riffs. Look through any of your favourite bands back catalogues and you’ll see suspended chords. The following lesson involves the Dsus4 and Dsus2 chords. Examples 1 and 2 use the Dsus4 and Dsus2 with the D major chord. Examples 3 and 4 use the Dsus4 and Dsus2 with […]