Strumming & Rhythm Techniques
While your left hand is busy learning chords, your right hand has its own job to get the hang of: creating a sense of rhythm with strumming! This can be a subtly tricky aspect of learning guitar, but the possibilities and fun-to-be-had are bountiful, once you get over the hump. Here's a guide to get you started.
How to read & write strumming patterns
Intermediate Strumming Techniques
How to Strum with a Percussive "Slap"
Bass Note Strumming (Essential Technique)
Slap strumming basics (percussive rhythm technique)
Palm muting basics
Essential Strum Technique: Alternating Picking
How to silence the strings with your left hand
Enhance Your Strumming with Syncopation and Sus Chords
Song-Specific Strumming Case Studies
While I do teach strumming patterns per each song lesson I make, I've also made some additional videos (shown below) where I do a deep-dive into certain strumming techniques, as demonstrated in those songs. Here's a few examples.
"Me and Bobby McGee" Strumming Comparison (Kris vs. Janis)
How I learned the opening chord to Neil Young's Old Man
Blaze Foley country strumming
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