LEARN 9 Strum Patterns - Cover 1000's of Songs!

If you want to get good at playing rhythm guitar (and do it fast), but you think it’s impossible because you don't know any strumming patterns, then you are definitely going to want to watch this video.

Whether you are a beginner, or you currently already have a few strum patterns down, it doesn’t mean that you have to compromise on your ability for knowing a collection of the most important strumming patterns in music.

The key to building strength and getting stronger on; rhythm duration, strum patterns, strum dynamics and stylistic grooves is understanding that you are only as strong as your weakest rhythmic skill.

The 9 strum patterns in this lesson actually give you a chance to work on the weak links in your rhythm guitar skill set to become even better at rhythm guitar than you can from simply learning how to strum your way through random songs.

In this post I’m going to show you NINE strum patterns – that are so versatile - once they're developed they will be able to help you to play rhythm guitar parts for THOUSANDS of songs.

We’re going to cover strum patterns that work well in many different music styles like; rock, rhythm and blues, pop music, soul music, Folk, bluegrass, country, funk, smooth jazz, and traditional blues and many others.

You see, by learning this collection of NINE strum patterns, you’ll have the ability to set the stage for music in all of those styles I just mentioned.

These nine strum patterns are the smaller rhythm strumming patterns that can be learned and then modified as you see fit to work excellent when it comes to performing Rhythm Guitar in all of those music styles!

So, let’s dig into this and get started with learning these NINE strum patterns for becoming a more versatile rhythm guitarist…

Our first chord in play will be "G Major"

Pattern 1).
Pop, Rock, Country (slow for Folk, speed up for Bluegrass)

Pattern 2).
SuperTramp, Led Zepplin

Pattern 3).
Eagles, Garth Brookes, Willie Nelson

Our next chord in play will be "D Major"

Pattern 4).
Soul, i.e., Al Green, Sam and Dave, Marvin Gaye


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Pattern 5).
Smooth-Jazz, Rhythm & Blues (Smokey Robinson, Isaac Hayes)

Pattern 6).
Folk Pop (Neil Young, Pete Seeger, Ron Sexsmith)

The next chord in play will be, "D Dominant 9"

Pattern 7).
Pop Funk, Funk-Soul, (Prince, Curtis Mayfield, Kool and the Gang)

Pattern 8).
Heavy Funk, (James Brown, Rick James, R.H.C.P., Hendrix)

Our last chord for these rhythm exercises will be "A Dominant 7"

Pattern 9).
Traditional Blues (the Shuffle Feel) Buddy Buy, Muddy Waters, Robert Cray, Albert King, Rolling Stones

Let’s face it guys having these 9 rhythm strum patterns as your foundation offers you the variety with rhythm strumming that can be used as your rhythmic base to strum; eighth-notes, sixteenth-notes, syncopated ideas and triplet rhythms across all of the most popular styles of music.

Whether you’re trying to get better at strumming along to a song, or you’re just trying to compose your own original rhythm strumming part for something that you’re writing - the fact is - these 9 patterns can offer you the framework to build a stable foundation for rhythm strumming that will give you a lot more skill when playing rhythm guitar.

And, these patterns also offer the opportunity to become more versatile! So that means, no more excuses when you’re called upon to strum guitar in a new style of music.



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