With this podcast you’ll hopefully start to feel more confident that you can strum where you want without thinking twice about it.
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.
In this Podcast, we’re going to start with looking at the differences between strumming various note values, in terms of timing, and try a very simple exercise.
Our second GN Podcast picks up where the first left off – we’ll take a “basic” strumming pattern from the first podcast and then spice it up by means of adding simple hammer-ons to the chord being strummed.
This first podcast is also the first in a series on strumming, covering the very basics of strumming – using fingers as well as a pick.
When you’re starting out, sometimes it seems like your hands have a mind of their own. Maybe even two minds, since you have two hands! Josh Urban explores how using a little psychology can help you to get faster and cleaner in making your chord changes.
Here is a wonderfully detailed, step by step tutorial for those who are having a bit of trouble with their strumming. Matt’s put together a series of exercises designed to jump start your rhythm guitar playing and it’s a great read, too!
Tom, who goes by Noteboat on our forum pages, is already pretty well known and respected by our forum members or those who’ve bought and read his book on theory. He now contributes a terrific piece on how to practice keeping the beat. Staying in rhythm is probably one of the most important things a guitarist (or any musician) can do and Tom’s article will help you to get better at this.