We all have to start somewhere and this introduction to strumming patterns for acoustic guitar beginners should be on your list of things to learn first before you develop any bad habits.
In this video we will look at several common strumming patterns that you can practice with to get you into the habit of listening out for the rythmn. This will also train your ear to listen for the gaps where you can improvise around the common patterns.
You will also learn that we need silences in between playing chords and do not always want a wall of sound.
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Strumming method using alternate wrist action 4:30
Using a metronome to keep the beat 5:20
The real secret to strumming 11:50