In this lesson you will learn a very common strum pattern used by bluegrass players. It has a happy "bouncing back and forth sound," because the bass note alternates on each beat. Learn how to play this strum pattern as well as how to determine which bass note to choose when alternating.
In this lesson, you will learn a strum pattern that is in 2/4 time and will work great for bluegrass music. As you progress with this strum pattern, you will be able to more easily progress into more advanced strum patterns used in bluegrass music.
In this lesson, you will learn a fun way to impress your friends! Play a scale at blazing speeds. Specifically, you'll learn the open G major scale, and you'll learn techniques to play incredibly fast. Go ahead; try it out!
This FREE lesson is from a member's request in the Guitarmann forums. Learn how the "cadence strum" works with the song example, "Starry Night" by Chris August. Once you have the hang of it, you can apply it to any song in 4/4 to give it a different feel.
In this FREE weekly lesson, you will learn how to play the chords used in the Israel Houghton song "I Will Search." This song uses alternate E chords, making switches very easy. You'll also learn how to play a very unique chord that is outside of the chord family and hear what it sounds like.
In this FREE weekly lesson, you will learn the intro to the song "I Will Search" by Israel Houghton. This song uses a droning E octave lick and an alternate A chord progression that is relatively easy to play.
In this members only lesson, you will learn some alternate chords to play for typical blues songs in the key of E. Once you know these chords, you'll have 2 ways to play the common chords so you will be able to expand your sound.
Once you are familiar with drop D tuning, you can start working in some techniques to spice up your playing. The first technique you'll learn in this is lesson is how to work in lick with some chords. The second technique you'll learn is how to play octaves with a droning D in the bass. You'll get sounds you can't get any other way!
Learn the lead guitar finger picking part to the Chris Tomlin song "Fountains" in this FREE weekly guitar lesson. This pattern will match one of the patterns used in part 1 and will complement the main rhythm guitar part.