The Most Popular Strum In The World
Learning how to strum chords properly and do it with good time and rhythm isn’t all that sexy… I’ll admit that.
But I’ll also tell you that there is not much out there that will improve your playing more than improving your sense of rhythm and timing.
Look at BB King – his playing isn’t brain surgery most of the time… no offense but it’s really not that complex. But he KILLS it by putting the right notes at the right time.
It’s amazing to me how many people are out there trying to learn how to play solos and songs that are difficult without having a solid grasp of some basic rhythm fundamentals like in this video.
And here’s one more thing… count this out loud. If you can’t play this comfortably and count it out loud at the same time, then you need it that much more. Don’t give up on it if it’s hard. If it is hard, I promise it will do more for your playing than anything else you could do right now.
If this is just your speed, you may want to consider my Beginning Blues Guitar course. This lesson is in that course (though it obviously looks a little nicer on DVD.) And there are a lot more lessons that cover all the basics of playing your guitar using blues tunes instead of the traditional old pieces that aren’t that fun to play.