Thanks a lot for this Jerry - this will be truly appreciated by beginner gmc:ers who need to get their standard chords and strumming patters going!
That would be me Kris. Im really in need of good strumming and am glad to see more acoustic lessons. Great lesson Jerry, youve got my acoustic out of the dusty closet.
nice one Jerry!! you have a great acoustic sound
:)and i think it's a great lesson for beginners
keep the good work !!
Fine lesson Jerry,
I'm sure beginners will enjoy it a lot!
just what i need... thaks a lot
Thanks to all.
I'm glad you find this lesson useful.
Good lesson Jerry those chords sounds good !
hey, very nice! something I can play that even the dogs seem to like. This is a big help.
I personally want more acoustic stuff. I bought my Martin about 4 months ago, and noticed that after playing it my strength was increased and I felt more control of my electric playing. I want to learn Hendrix style music to play on my steel string. Like Angel or Mary, could any instructor rise to this request?
Thank you again!
Jenkinson: A lesson with some Hendrix influences will coming soon.
I am finding the changing of the chords with my left hand fine, but I am struggling with the timing on the right hand. The first 7 bars look exactly the same can you help me?
Maybe it's a counting problem. Looking at the Guitar pro I find it hard to even clap out the rhythmn.
very helpful ! i like your acoustic lessons
Guernseyman: You're right. The first 7 bars have the same pattern. It's the same of the picture above.
Try to play this pattern over one chord, as G major. Guitar Pro can help you. Try to use the "Play Looped/Speed Trainer" function.
A good way to learn a new pattern is to start with few strokes and then add the rest, gradually.
Obviously with timing.
Please, let me know what happens.
boy_sets_fire7: Thank you!
Nice sound Jerry!
I'm planning on getting a good acoustic guitar after i get all of the gear i planned for my electric guitar.
Jerry, Thanks for the tip re Guitar pro, I can slow things down and this will help my timing I am sure. Just one other question... Is the strumming pattern three downs, three ups then Down/Up/Down?
Sorry to ask such a basic question but it is hard for me to tell from the video.
Pavel: You will have a great time with the acoustic guitar!
Guernseyman: Feel free to ask any questions!
Anyway, the pattern is 3 downs - 3 up - down/up/down/up, like the second bar on the picture in this page.
Thanks for the great lesson. These strum patterns in my opinion are what really make a song sound professional. One can play a popular chord progression or song with all down strokes or even a plain up/down strum and it will sound flat and boring, but if you know the right strum pattern it really brings the song to life and makes all the difference.
Maybe you could do a lesson on the most basic and popular strum patterns out there. The ones every beginning guitarist should know. I've been told there are a few basic patterns that are used in almost every song out there. Anyway's, thanks for the great lesson for those of us just starting out.
you are right. It's important to master different strumming patterns.
I will do lessons about this topic.
You can find another common pattern here:
It works well also for acoustic guitar.
Thanks, this will definetly help my strumming becaus it sucks right now. Well, I'm member for like an hour and I already learnt something new that will improve my playing.
Burt: I'm glad to read this.
Thanks, this lesson is really helpful. I am eager to learn new strum patterns. I don't have problems with fingering or chords. It's strumming but once I get the strum pattern down I can usually nail the sang.
Black Label: That's good.
Great lesson...Very creative...