Strumming always seems to be an issue when you’re starting out playing guitar. I’ve done a couple different lessons on strumming before, but I though this time I would back things up to just about as basic as we can get.
If you’re struggling with your strumming, I recommend practicing with a metronome.
For learning basic chords and strumming patterns, Riff Ninja’s Essentials of Strumming & Rhythm is a very good place to start. Click here to learn more.
Don’t feel bad about keeping it basic – make sure you can master a strum before making it more complicated. The worst thing you can do is always be attempting to do more than you’re able, and thus never really playing in time. Rhythm needs to be built slowly, but accurately and precisely.
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