Basic Strumming Patterns For Guitar

Basic Strumming Patterns For Guitar

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So, you've mastered a few basic open chords on the guitar, from these lessons: and

And you've got the basic mechanics of strumming chords cleanly from this lesson:

Now it's time to work on some strumming patterns 🙂

How do you strum chords on the guitar to make them sound more interesting? How do you learn different strumming patterns the way they are used in your favorite songs? In this video lesson I will give you some tips to get your strumming hand moving correctly, then move on to some basic strum techniques, and then some specific strumming patterns that you can use to start making your chords sound more like a song.

Also in this lesson I will give you an introduction to dynamics, which are a really important part of become a more expressive guitar player.

Another technique we will look at in this lesson is muted strumming, which gives a cool percussive sound, that you can add into your rhythm playing to make it even more interesting!

About the Author

Owen Vickers is a professional guitarist and online guitar teacher (exclusively for Guitar Mastery Method). Owen has played and taught guitar for over 25 years. He spends much of his spare time playing many different sports. He currently lives in his home country of New Zealand.