Clearly, today isn’t a blues guitar lesson… but strumming is, arguably, one of the most important things you can do on a guitar…

So you need to be able to do it well, and we’re gonna work on that.

Most people are familiar with “normal,” or “straight time” strumming, but a lot of songs that are slightly slower will use what I call a double-time feel, where you’re breaking down each beat into sixteenth notes.

If you can follow along with me in this video, I’ll show you how to do that correctly (solving one of the most common problems my students face) and help your strumming take a few steps forward.

Interested in Strumming & Rhythm Mastery that I mentioned in the video? That’s here:

    5 replies to "Better Double Time Strumming"


      I’m diggin on the GS shirt Griff.

    • Russell Carre

      Always a pleasure.

    • ian richardson

      Yup..strumming. Very important you get that right first and all it’s elements like timing..rhythm..dynamics etc. You might have a quick change or a key change and with a key change the strumming might change..tempo might as well. Strumming a rhythm is a language just as soloing is.
      Soloing is the same concept as strumming. All the same things apply. It can’t not do. Playing fills between chords the same..the beginning of soloing really. Using arpeggios between strums is a similar idea.
      Rhythm in reality is music. And as Griff says you spend most of your time playing rhythm in some way or another.

    • Mick H

      Great stuff Griff. I had a ball rocking out with this lesson.

    • BillMac

      THANKS Griff, that was very enlightening and cool. Enjoyed how you explained the techniques and the use of various number of syllables to develop a strum pattern.

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