This podcast gives us an introduction to some very important strumming techniques – anticipation, dynamics, and using rests as part of a strumming pattern.
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.
Let’s wrap up our work with the traditional song, “Streets of Laredo,” one that some of you may recognize from Johnny Cash’s “American Recordings IV.”
In thisÂ podcast we’ll look at creating walking bass lines from D to G chords. We’ll also start to tackle the “chorus” section of this song.
Guitarists nowadays think of rhythm in terms of “up” and “down,” the motions of strumming, instead of thinking of rhythm in much simpler terms – numbers and counting. In this, the first of a series of four articles, we begin to hone our strumming techniques so that any rhythmic pattern will be within our grasp.
In this lesson we’ll still be using “Handsome Molly” as an exercise to incorporate the various lessons we’ve picked up in our podcasts thus far.
Let’s take stock of the many things we’ve learned so far and, over the course of the next number of GN Podcasts,Â put them to use in song.