Beginner Chord Strumming

by Darius Wave

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  • Welcome to the Beginner Chord Strumming lesson

    This lesson is dedicated for beginners and will lead you through essential right hand mechanics an left hand chord execution. Spoken (spoken video) and text (under each part) feedback will make you notice some details often being underrated or simply unnoticed by beginners. Even considering chord strumming to be simple, there are still things you can do to make it sound better.

    Gear used (in order of connection chain placement):

    1. SX SST57 electric guitar
    2. Presonus Inspire 1394 firewire audio interface (input gain 25%)
    3. Poulin LeXtac vst plug-in:
    - Channel - yellow
    - Input 50%
    - Gain 30%
    - Pre EQ - normal
    - Bass 50%
    - Middle 40%
    - Treble 50%
    - Contour 25%
    4. Kefir impulse loader (mix 100%)
    5. Impulse - Catharsis s-preshigh

    Tuning - Standard E

    Backing track chord progression:

    4/4 ||: G | % | Em | % | Am | % | D | % :||
    ||: C | % | D | % | An | % | Bm | % :||


    Tempo: Main song tempo is 120 bpm. There are also backing tracks available at 40, 50, 60, 80, 100 and 120 bpm.

    Time signature: 4/4

    Scales used in this lesson:

    G -major

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