Lesson 1 – Country & Bluegrass Rhythm Course
Lesson ID: A0102

This is the first lesson in a series of videos where I’ll be teaching y’all a ton of my favorite classic country and bluegrass strumming patterns. In this lesson, we’re going to start with the basics and learn one of the most important strumming patterns used in country and bluegrass music. We’ll break down the pattern in detail and then I’ll show you how to use it with several common open chords. After that, I’ll give you some info on the chord numbering system, and finally, we’ll practice the strumming pattern using a really common country and bluegrass chord progression in four different keys.

Video Start Time Lesson Topic
00:00 min Lesson Overview
01:19 min The Basic Strumming Pattern
02:07 min Alternating Bass Notes
04:29 min Country and Bluegrass G Chord Hammer-On
06:42 min Using the Pattern with Common Guitar Chords
09:32 min How to Count the Strumming Pattern
11:48 min Let’s Use the Pattern with a Country and Bluegrass Chord Progression
16:29 min Practice Along with Me
17:51 min Changing Keys Using the Chord Numbering System