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Blues Guitar Strumming

Today’s guitar lesson is on the art of strumming, specifically, blues guitar strumming.

As you’ll see, I initially started this strumming lesson using G C and D chords. Which of course works fine, and is highly relevant for teaching the strum pattern, however then I realized just how much this strumming pattern is used in the blues, so the last part of the lesson is really just a demonstration of how you can use 7th chords and make that exact same strumming pattern sound great in the blues.

7th chords are probably among the most common chords you’ll find in the blues, so if you ever want to make a song a little more bluesy, try swapping the major chords for their 7th counterparts. For instance, E goes to E7.

So without further ado, let’s get into the lesson!

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There are many different patterns you can use for blues guitar strumming, and this is just one of them. If you’d like to learn more about strumming, I recommend checkout out Riff Ninja’s collection of 20+ great strum patterns.