In this podcast we’ll work on getting the basics of the summer camp song “Puff The Magic Dragon” down, plus have a little fun with the bass line.
Guitar Strumming Lessons
When you’re just starting out on guitar it can seem like your hands have a mind of their own. Maybe even two minds, since you have two hands. Take heart that beginners aren’t the only ones who sometimes have trouble with strumming patterns. These lessons and podcasts help simplify the question of rhythm patterns.
If you’re going to play an emotionally charged song, you can’t hide behind a single strumming pattern. Comfortably Numb is one of the highlight songs from Pink Floyd’s The Wall and we have arranged it for a single guitar, using many strumming and crosspicking techniques we’ve gone over in our Guitar Noise Podcast series.
Let’s finish our look at “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” by looking at a slightly more complicated strumming pattern as well as learning about a new voicing of the G7 chord.
In this podcast we’ll continue to explore how to sing and play at the same time, using “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” as our example.
In this podcast we’ll take a look at getting comfortable with strumming with an eye toward being able to sing and play at the same time.
In this podcast we’ll make an arrangement for the last half of the verse and also do something fun with the chorus of the old Irish folksong, “The Star of the County Down.”
Our latest podcast begins a look at the Irish folksong, “The Star of the County Down.” Not to worry – we’ve prepared a “cheat sheet” for you.
In this podcast we’ll make use of rests, combining them with simple arpeggios to create space while strumming, especially in slower songs.