Lesson ID: A0060

Ever wondered what makes a strumming pattern sound country? In this lesson video I’ll show you! We’ll go over several common country strumming patterns and I’ll teach you some awesome techniques to spice up your country rhythm guitar playing. These techniques will work with just about every country song you hear on the radio! If you like this lesson, you might also like our Classic Country Strumming Course.

Video Start Time Lesson Topic
00:00 min Lesson Overview
00:24 min Your Choice of Guitar Pick
01:27 min Best Way to Grip Your Pick
02:39 min Modern Country Strumming Pattern
03:31 min Smooth Out Your Strumming
04:10 min Traditional Strumming Pattern
04:55 min What Makes It Sound Country?
06:01 min Pick D Pick D U
06:41 min Pick D Pick U D U
07:57 min Country Rhythm Hammer-On
08:46 min Alternating Bass Notes
10:40 min Pick D Pick Pick D U