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How to Mix Country Crosspicking with Your Strumming

Lesson ID: A0098

In this guitar lesson, we’ll show you some country and bluegrass crosspicking patterns that’ll help you improve your pick control. After we learn the patterns and discuss proper technique, we’ll go over how you can mix these patterns with your country strumming to spice up your rhythm guitar playing.

Video Start Time Lesson Topic
00:00 min Crosspicking Overview
01:25 min Crosspicking Pattern 1
03:31 min Pick Direction
04:21 min Crosspicking Pattern 2
05:17 min Proper Technique
06:47 min Changing Chords
08:07 min How to Mix Crosspicking with Country Strumming
15:38 min Shifting to Different Strings
16:48 min Intermediate Crosspicking/Strumming Rhythm
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Tim Miller
Tim Miller(@tim)
5 years ago

This is really fun to practice. Thanks man!

Brandon
Brandon (@guest_411)
5 years ago

Thanks for the awesome lesson, Devin. This should keep me busy the next few days. Great stuff!!

Mark
Mark (@guest_416)
5 years ago

Great technique for all around rhythm. Awesome lesson!

Jack Hammond
Jack Hammond (@guest_420)
5 years ago

Very nice lesson

mrfarrier
mrfarrier(@mrfarrieraol-com)
5 years ago

I think crosspicking between chords beats bass walk ups & downs. Never could get that right!

martinfan
martinfan(@martinfan)
5 years ago

Very helpful

Dennis
Dennis(@denniscgrossearthlink-net)
5 years ago

i would love to know the run you play at the beginning.

cassarta11
cassarta11(@cassarta11gmail-com)
3 years ago
Reply to  Dennis

At the end of the video Dennis , great one indeed

bertiebmel
bertiebmel(@bertiebmelgmail-com)
5 years ago

I still struggle to get up to speed but the way you do each section explaining in detail is great for beginners in this style! I recommend your teaching techniques.!
Thans Devin.

nemo
nemo(@nemo)
5 years ago

I love molly tuttle like nobodies business but this video is way better then hers from AG mag

joe
joe(@joejbcustomcalls-com)
5 years ago

This is where I needed to start. Thanks Devin!

Derek
Derek(@derek)
5 years ago

Excellent lesson

Greg
Greg(@prospector16gmail-com)
4 years ago

Great way to learn Bluegrass guitar

Greg
Greg(@prospector16gmail-com)
4 years ago

I followed you on YouTube and when I came across this lesson it was the one that made me sign into the PAID version to learn more of your Bluegrass lessons…thanks so much!!

Greg
Greg(@prospector16gmail-com)
4 years ago

These courses have helped my playing tremendously. Especially, the sections on crosspicking and strumming.
Keep up the great work Devon!!

cassarta11
cassarta11(@cassarta11gmail-com)
3 years ago

nice one , so helpful to make it less boring and add extra country bluegrass touch , cheers

Kevin
Kevin(@kevin-mooresvirginmedia-com)
2 years ago

That’s a terrific lesson. Ive been building up my cross picking speed following a Molly Tuttle class she did for acoustic guitar magazine and this takes it on a step. Really useful. Loads to practice now.