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 separating it away from the chord we’re instantly able to achieve a more refined and musical sounding strum. The “drag” stroke helps to give it some instant nostalgia from the past especially when you combine it with a classic progression like G Em C D.

This Strum Is Perfect For Songs Like “Stand By Me” and “Brown Eyed Girl” Plus 100’s Of Slower 50’s & 60’s Ballads

If you’ve never tried to isolate the bass notes before in your strumming then this one could open the door to an entirely new way of strumming chords on guitar. I hope you follow it!

In the next section I have some very important advice for you. If you’re currently unhappy with the way your strumming sounds you should find this next page very helpful.

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00. Introduction

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

02. How To Play A Classic 50’s Style Strum

03. Why Your Strumming Sounds Horrible And How To Fix It

04. The Best Way To Practice Strumming On Guitar

05. How Professional Guitar Players Strum

06. How To Play A Classic Country Strum

07. What Kind Of Pick Is Best For Strumming Guitar?

08. What Are Some Good Guitar Strumming Songs?

09. How To Tell Which Strum To Use For A Song

10. How To Play A 3/4 Strum

11. How Many Strums Do You Need To Know?