Category: Strumming

Combined Strum Pattern 1 2+(3)+4+1 2+3+4+

New strum lesson combining the strum pattern of 1 2+(3)+4+ followed by the strum pattern 1 2+3+4+ If you are just starting out and your chord changes are still a little sticky then this lesson maybe a little advanced, you can by all means have a go but why not try some of the other strum […]

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 […]

Guitar Strumming Lesson: 1 (2) 3 4+1+2 3 4+

Just a quick little lesson strumming chords with a combined strum pattern. Simple chords G,D and C – keep the tempo even and your strums gentle. Check the audio out first and then try counting the rhythm – beats in brackets are not strummed but are counted.   You could also try playing along to […]

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 […]