Learn a New Strum Each Week
Learn a new strumming pattern(s) starting each week 2018 with my new video series!
Each day of 2018 there’s a new chord you can learn and add to your chord vocabulary. First time here? Start with the January 1st chord.
There is also a series of lessons I ran 2013 called Chord a Week, “Open Position Chords” Series . This series explores several open position chords and their movable versions.
Starting the first week in January I'll take you on a journey learning various strums then cycling back and creating variations and understanding just what makes up a strum.
Strumming patterns will cover include: Quarter Note, Sustain, Rock, Light Rock, 12/8, Shuffle, Power Shuffle, Double Time, Gallop, Flowing 3/4, Ska, Bass Note Patterns, 3/4, Reggae and Broken Patterns
“A strum is the execution of a specific rhythmic pattern, in a particular style and tempo.
We'll explore the statement above and unlock just what is involved when creating a strumming pattern.
Note: Although this series of lessons are presented under Learn a New Strum Each Week. Take as much time as needed to master each seriers of strums before proceeding to a new lesson.
The Second Week's Strum: The Sustained Strums
The First Week's Strums: The Quarter Note Strum
Lessons to Further Explore
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