If you’ve been through my Beginning Blues Guitar or Strumming And Rhythm Mastery courses, then you’ve undoubtedly heard of the “Most Popular Strum In The World” (and make sure to imagine the voice of the most Interesting Man In The World guy from the commercials when you say it…)

Well, someone asked me how to find songs that could be used with that strum, so I took to the airwaves and thought I’d show you some options today…

BUT – I’m hoping you’ll help a little too…

After you watch the video, if you can think of a specific song (Title and Artist) that you know works well with that strum pattern, put it in the comments below. By the time we’re done, we should have a nice long list of songs that we should all be able to play fairly easily.

    13 replies to "Finding Songs To Play"

    • Kimball

      Sounds like the opening of a joke, Griff….

      Two chords in a bar. The I chord says….

    • Tim

      Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton G D C D slower tempo. it work’s!

    • Randy

      Girl buy the Beatles and many more from the Beatles Complete Chord Songdook
      Get the spiral bound edition and you will love it!

    • MinorPentatonicAddict

      Bob Seeger’s “Night Moves”.

    • Ed

      I haven’t tried it yet, but I *think* Melissa by the Allman Brothers would sound ok with this strumming pattern.

    • Javier

      Rayando el sol – Maná

    • Craig

      I saw her standing there. The beatles

    • Jane Rush

      What kind of strings do you recommend for a acoustic guitar? I have Ernie Ball super slinky on my electric. But need to change strings on my acoustic.

      • ChrisGSP

        Hey Jane, if you’re using Super Slinky’s on your electric, I’d say just use Regular Slinky’s on your acoustic. I’ve been using EB Reg.Slinky’s on my 1972 Maton FG100 dreadnaught probably since the guitar was brand new. I also used Tomastik-Infeld strings for a long time on other acoustics, but I don’t know whether you can get them any more – we used to call them “Doctor Tomastik”. Both the EB Regulars and the Tomastik’s have 10-gauge first strings. I think your Supers are 9-gauge?
        BUT, the Regular Slinky’s are definitely heavier than your Supers, so be ready for sore fingers if you put them on your acoustic – especially if the action on the acoustic is higher than your electric.
        I have used 9-gauge string sets on acoustic guitars, but they tend to rattle a bit, and they are not very loud, so I quit using them.
        I also use EB Regular Slinky’s on my Epiphone DOT so I don’t notice the difference between playing the electric and the acoustic.
        Cheers from sunny Australia,
        Chris G.

    • Bob P

      Take it Easy by the Eagles. I’v been doing the Most Popular Strum in the world for years and I didn’t know it. Thank you Griff for all of your fantastic lessons.

    • Sean

      Great stuff Griff! When was the live video done? Sorry I missed it.

    • Gado

      I’m disappointed you don’t know Devil In Her Heart and Carl Perkin’s Honey Don’t.

      • Sean

        I agree Griff has to up his game when it comes to those kind of songs. But remember,he is a blues guy! 😊

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