In the previous lessons of this course, I taught you several important strumming techniques that’ll make your rhythm guitar playing sound country and bluegrass. We covered the basics in lesson one of this series, and then we worked our way up to some fairly complex country bluegrass rhythm in later lessons.
In this guitar lesson, I’m going to show you seven different strumming patterns that will make your playing sound even more country. I’ll break down each strumming pattern in detail and then we’ll practice our country strumming over the classic country song “Write This Down” by George Strait.
|Video Start Time||Lesson Topic|
|00:00 min||Rhythm Guitar Course Recap|
|02:32 min||Down Beats and Up Beats – Pick and Strum Direction|
|03:58 min||Strumming Pattern 1|
|05:06 min||Strumming Pattern 2|
|08:05 min||Strumming Pattern 3|
|09:50 min||Strumming Pattern 4|
|11:41 min||Strumming Pattern 5|
|14:23 min||Strumming Pattern 6|
|16:00 min||Strumming Pattern 7|
|17:14 min||Creating Your Own Strumming Patterns|
|Video Start Time||Lesson Topic|
|00:00 min||How to Practice|
|01:16 min||Intro Chord Progression|
|02:22 min||Verse Chord Progression Breakdown|
|04:27 min||Verse Chord Progression Playthrough|
|05:06 min||Chorus Chord Progression|
|06:35 min||Instrumental Break|
|06:48 min||Helpful Tips, Bridge, and Ending|
Practice playing the seven strumming patterns we learned in this guitar lesson over the song “Write This Down” by George Strait. This song is great for practicing country rhythm technique because it’s played at a relatively slow pace and it has that classic country sound we’re focusing on in this lesson series.
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Nice strumming patterns Devin. Thanks for the new material. I’ve really been enjoying your weekly lessons.
I’m really glad I stumbled upon your site. I watched some free lessons just now and they are all are very pro. Great job. I’ll see you in the member area soon.
Just finished lesson 5 strumming. Now on to playing with song. Hope you will have more real songs to practice with
Nice! For sure…more songs on the way soon. What kind of songs are you wanting to see? Bluegrass? Old school country? Modern country?
Thanks Devin great lesson!!
I see this lesson is at least 4 months old. When is the next lesson coming out? I see it says “coming soon” but I don’t know what that means. thank you.
Hey Phil, More lessons will be posted to this course…had to take a short break from it because people kept asking for more song lessons. I’m actually editing the first lesson of our Country Hybrid Picking Course that I’ll post later today. Once I get a handful of lessons added to the hybrid picking course, I’ll pick back up with the strumming course and the bluegrass improv course. Each week, I’ll be posting a combination of videos from the four running courses and different songs that people request. Let me know if you ever have a lesson request and I… Read more »
so much to much, thanks
A to the famous C D G .. i got the answer to my question. Which other chords coule suit in country
Such a helpful lesson. A very good introduction to seven great strumming pattern. I like the „4 pics in a row“ very much. I’m so glad, that I found your site, Devin,I’m learing so many things from you. Thank you.
Great job Devin! Would it be interesting to have an old school country waltz rhythm course? I’m really a fan about waltz rhythm….
I like that sound a lot. It’s getting real up in here now! Whew!
Very nice lesson. I like the new patterns
Do you really have to go through the motions of the silent beat or can you just wait for the next beat where a note would be played? In other words, should you move your arm or just wait?
I think the link to download the “Strumming Pattern Charts” is broken. If anyone can verify this I would appreciate it. Thanks.
Hi Mark! We ran a large update on our tablature download system a few days ago and a few of the downloads did break. We’re in the process of fixing them one at a time…it’s a pretty tedious process, but we hope to have them all working again in a week or so. Sorry about the inconvenience! – Devin
Same as Mark. I can’t access the video for strumming pattern charts.