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 perfectly across a wide range of tempos.

Begin by learning the strum with muted strings and be sure to play through it slowly. Then you’ll be able to gradually speed up without making errors.

Your Goal For All Strums Should Be To Make Them Automatic And Second Nature To The Point Where You Don’t Even Have To Think About Them Anymore

As soon as you feel comfortable with the pattern and the rhythm try adding a few simple chords into the mix and concentrate on achieving a smooth transition between each chord.

Your strumming at all times should sound pleasant and relaxed.

Next up I’ll show you how to take this strum and turn it into a classic 50’s style strum which is a little more refined and musical.

Continue Reading > How To Play A Classic 50’s Style Strum


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?