Beginner Guitar Lesson #7 - Strumming


Here's a simple exercise showing you how to strum.

Try these easy strumming patterns

It’s important to learn to count or sing out a rhythm before you actually try it on the guitar.    It makes sure you understand and internalise the rhythm.  So, sing it out loud while you tap your foot.  You sing the beat number on the main beats 1234 , and sing “and” on the offbeats

More strumming patterns:

pattern 1

pattern 2

pattern 3

pattern 4


Examples from songs - Click to see the guitar tab with sync'ed video demonstration

Heart of Gold



Don't cry

Born this way

Ong Ong

Just the way you are

If I die young

Hard sometimes

Little Black Submarine

Let it be

Animal Instinct





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