In this guitar lesson, Jon MacLennan will teach you a basic
chord progression for you to practice with another easy strumming pattern.
Hope you like it!!!
How’s it going everybody?
My name is John McClennan and I’m here
with guitarcontrol.com, bringing you
this lesson. Today what I want to look
at is just a very simple strumming
pattern to get you started.
If you just started playing guitar and
started strumming, maybe you’ve got a
couple chords. For this example we’re
going to be using one of the most
common chord progressions in popular
music, which is the 1-5-6-4 chord
progression, which in the key of G,
those chords would be G, B, E minor, C.
One of the things you’re going to want
to work on is starting to just play —
if you’re playing like a pop tune and
it has an eighth note sort of subdivision,
what you’re going to do is you’re going to
just have a down and then an up. So your
hand is always kind of going like this,
one-and, two-and, three-and, four-and;
The rhythm that we’re going to do sounds
like this. Fun stuff. What that looks like
when I break it down for you is a down, down,
down-up, down-up. Now notice that my hand is —
when I do the down my hand’s coming back up,
but I’m just omitting. I’m not strumming the
strings. But I’m constantly thinking, one-and,
two-and, three-and, four-and.
So here it is slow. one, two-and, three-and,
four-and; one, two — just staying on the G.
And what you can do is you can just stay on
one chord until you get comfortable and then
copy/paste that rhythm through the chord progression.
Be sure to get the link below, click on it and
you can get the tabs for this. And we’ll see
you in the next lesson. Thanks so much for watching.