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Strumming

My Top 20 Essential Strums DVD – OUT NOW!

All The Strums You’ll Ever Need To Play Any Song In One Easy Package! Click here to get my latest DVD on Amazon.com. In this DVD I’ve opened Pandora’s Box on my 20 most important and essential guitar strumming patterns. These are all you’ll ever need to

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Essential Guitar Strums And How To Make Your Strumming Sound Professional

Unfortunately, the art of strumming guitar is often a neglected topic in many guitar courses yet it’s an essential technique. If you never learn how to strum properly you’ll never be able to play any songs. Here’s the good news, simply by learning a handful of the

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The Most Important Strum You Can Know – Universal Strum No. 1

If you only learn one strumming pattern on guitar this this should be it! This is probably the most useful and versatile strumming pattern you could learn for playing popular songs on guitar. There are literally hundreds if not thousands of songs that will fit this strum

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How To Play A Classic 50’s Style Strum

This strumming pattern will bring back some nostalgic memories for some of you! We can take what we learned in Strum No.1 and by making two quick changes turn it into a classic sounding ballad-type strum from the 50’s & 60’s. By isolating the bass note and

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Why Your Strumming Sounds Horrible And How To Fix It

Here are 3 important things you must do in order to achieve a nice strumming sound on guitar As a full time guitar teacher I saw many students who could change chords reasonably well but their strumming sounded absolutely horrible… worse than awful! It was painful to

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The Best Way To Practice Strumming On Guitar

My top advice for how you should practice in order to achieve a really professional strumming sound When it comes to practicing strumming patterns the first thing you must get is a set of drum tracks like we we have on this site or a metronome. This

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How Professional Guitar Players Strum

This video will clearly demonstrate how pro players strum and how it differs from what a beginner will do The biggest difference between how professional players will strum and beginners is that pro players will create a clear distinction between the bass notes in chords and the

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How To Play A Classic Country Strum

Watch this video to learn how to play a fantastic sounding country strum on guitar Following on from the last video where I talked about the importance of separating the bass notes from chords this strum serves as another perfect example of this concept in motion. The

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What Kind Of Pick Is Best For Strumming Acoustic Guitar?

There are two picks I recommend for guitar strumming, watch the video to find out what they are… It’s normally best to use softer, more flexible picks when your performing strumming parts on guitar. This will help to give you a nice, warm and smooth sound. If

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How To Tell Which Strum To Use For A Song

This is something many students struggle with but hopefully the following information will help you! Within seconds of hearing a song I can tell which strumming pattern would fit it perfectly. I write that not to impress you or to boast, it’s perfectly realistic for all guitar

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How Many Strums Do You Need To Know?

It only takes 6 strums to play practically any song you hear. The trick is to learn the right ones! Many beginners believe that in order to play lots of songs you need to know lots of strums. The real truth however is that by simply learning

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How To Play A 3/4 Strum

Here’s how to play a strum in three quarter time. It’s great for Bob Dylan and John Denver songs along with many others It’s good for all guitar players to know a few strum variations in 3/4 time. Not only does it feel like a breath of

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