Beginner to Advanced Strumming Patterns for the Guitar
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STRAIGHT TO THE POINT GUITAR LESSONS with Multi Award winning guitarist Chuck Millar - Lesson Pros
4.5 (42 ratings)
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Created by Lesson Pros
Last updated 12/2015
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • You will learn how to get a great strum from your guitar and avoid pick recoil
  • You will learn right hand technique
  • You will learn your basic chords and chord variations
  • You will learn beginner to advanced strumming patterns to make your guitar playing more interesting
  • You will learn how to do Hammer - Ons, Pull - Offs, Bends & Vibrato
  • You will learn to develop your skills on the guitar
  • Have a good understanding about chord variations - After all the guitar does have over 3600 chords - You will get a good start on learning news ways to play the same chords
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Requirements
  • You can be a beginner - No skills required
  • You will need a guitar and a pick is good too
  • Practice is key - the more you practice the better you will be
Description

This course is for the beginner to advanced guitar players who would like to learn and/or improve their strumming skills. Also learn more then just the standard ways to play guitar chords. The videos are all straight to the point and clearly broke down for you. THERE IS NO EXTRA TALKING on the videos. I have been fortunate to have taught over 50,000 students now and have a very good understanding of how to teach so a student gets player the guitar faster. Hopefully you will enjoy this course and have fun learning new musical ideas that you can apply to your guitar.

Thanks and good luck! 

Chuck Millar

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for beginner to advanced players:
  • For the advanced players - you will get some strumming patterns and chord variations that you might not have heard or learned yet.
  • This structured course will also help a frustrated guitar player just looking for something different.
  • All ages - I once had a 96 year old man who wanting to take lessons. His goal was to learn 5 songs so he could die a happy man. He did exactly that and died a happy man. So if you are telling yourself you are to old, seriously it is never too late.
  • For the people that are saying my fingers are too fat, long or long, believe me I have heard all of that but truly believe anyone can play guitar if you are willing to put in the work. It takes time to learn the guitar. For most people it doesn’t just happen overnight but when things finally start to click it is really fun.
  • For any player looking for a change in their instructor. I do believe it is healthy to try something new. Every instructor is going to teach you something different.
  • For anyone saying “I have no rhythm or talent” - “You can learn to do anything if you put your mind to it” - that is what my momma used to say and it still holds true today for everybody.
  • For anyone looking to meet new people. Playing the guitar is a great way to make new friends. I have met my closest friends playing music. There is a huge community of like-minded people playing music in every part of the world.
  • For the beginner - This is a great starting point - you will get 11 chords which are used literally in millions of songs. Plus get strumming tips and patterns.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 42 Lectures Collapse All 42 Lectures 01:26:16
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Introduction Video
1 Lecture 00:33

Thanks for becoming a student. Feel free to send a message anytime with questions.

Preview 00:33
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How to Hold the Pick and Avoid Pick Recoil
1 Lecture 02:55

This video will teach you how to hold the pick and avoid pick recoil. Including more info on the right hand.

Preview 02:55
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Learning 11 Basic Chords - G C D F Em A Bm Am E & D7
5 Lectures 12:10

Learn Basic G, C & D with shortcut ways to play these chords

Preview 02:57

Learn Basic Em & A Chords

Chords - Em & A
02:11

Learn Basic E, Am & Bm Chords with a shortcut way to play Bm

Chords - E, Am & Bm
02:20

Learn Basic F Chord and Traditional C & G Chords

Chord F with Traditional C & G
02:37

You will learn B7 & D7 - Plus a multitude of variations of these chord shapes.

Chord - B7 & D7 Plus Simple Variations of these Chord Shapes
02:05
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Strumming Patterns - Beginner to Intermediate
11 Lectures 21:44

Boom Chuck Down Up Down Up Strum

#2 - Strumming Pattern - Boom Chuck - Variation #1
01:31

Boom Chuck 4321

#3 - Strumming Pattern - Boom Chuck - Variation #2
01:49

Straight Strum

#4 - Strumming Pattern - Straight Strum
01:35

Learn the Individualized Picking Forward Roll - Step by step

#5 - Strumming Pattern - Individualized Picking Forward Roll
01:55

You will learn the 3 & 3 Strum

#6 - Strumming Pattern - 3 & 3 Strum
02:48

How to play a cross-picking strumming pattern

#7 - Strumming Pattern - Cross Picking Pattern
01:55

Mixing up Strumming Patterns and also the Forward Roll

#8 - Strumming Pattern - Strumming Patterns and Forward Roll Strum
02:21

This is how you do a Inside Roll Pattern

#9 - Strumming Pattern - Inside Roll
01:30

This is a version of a Sweep Strum

#10 - Strumming Pattern - Sweep Strum
02:13

How to do an Upwards Vamp Strum

#11 - Strumming Pattern - Upwards Vamp Strum
01:52
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Advanced Strumming Patterns
12 Lectures 19:26

Repetitive Down Strum is exactly what is sounds like.

#12 - Advanced Strumming - Repetitive Down Strum
01:25

Repetitive Down Strum - Percussive

#13 - Advanced Strumming - Repetitive Down Strum - Variation #1
01:35

Variation with a palm muting

#14 - Advanced Strumming - Repetitive Down Strum - Variation #2
01:45

Down Up Up Strum again exactly what it sounds like. In this video it is helpful to hear what it's supposed to sound like.

Preview 01:26

Down Up Up Strum - Variation to make this strum more interesting

#16 - Advanced Strumming - Down Up Up Strum - Variation #1
01:36

Down Up Up Strum - Variation to make this strum more interesting

#17 - Strumming Pattern - Down Up Up Strum - Variation #2 Percussive
01:47

You will add a percussive hit to this strum.

#18 - Advanced Strumming - Boom Chuck Percussive
01:43

This is an advanced rolling percussive strum.

#19 - Strumming - Rolling Percussive Strum
01:12

This is a Hammer-on complex strum. When you get this one put a shout out in the comments box that you got it!!!!!!!

#20 - Advanced Strumming - Hammer-on Strum
01:55

This is a Hammer-on Complex Progressive Percussive Strum

#21 - Advanced Strumming - Hammer-on Percussive Strum - Variation #1
02:03

This strum will be fairly easy once you have the rest of these strum down. Especially if you got the Hammer-on Complex Progressive Percussive Strum down.

#23 - Advanced Strumming - Ghost Boom Chuck Strum
01:49

This is an example of how the Ghost Boom Chuck strum is used. Notice like all these strums you want to mix them up. Try not to do the same thing over and over again. The same sounding strum becomes boring for you and for your listeners.

Have fun with all your new strumming patterns! Hopefully you have learned something new from this course. If so be sure to give a 5 star rating. I sure would appreciate it.

Thanks

Chuck

Example of Ghost Boom Chuck Strum
01:10
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More Chords & Variations of Chords
8 Lectures 20:15

You will learn some different variations of the G Chord. Keep in mind there are many many more variations of all of these chords.

Variations of G Chord
02:10

You will learn some different variations of the C Chord

Variations of C Chord
02:07

You will learn some different variations of the D Chord

Variations of D Chord
03:06

You will learn some different variations of the F Chord

Variations of F Chord
03:41

You will learn some different variations of the Em Chord

Variations of Em Chord
01:52

You will learn some different variations of the A Chord

Variations of A Chord
02:15

You will learn some different variations of the Bm Chord

Variations of Bm Chord
02:52

You will learn some different variations of the E Chord

Variations of E Chord
02:12
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Hammer - Ons, Pull - Offs, Bends & Vibrato
4 Lectures 09:13

This video is on how to do hammer - ons

Hammer - Ons
02:49

This video is on how to do pull-offs

Pull - Offs
02:08

This video is on how to do bends

Bends
02:21

This video is on how to do vibrato

Vibrato
01:55
About the Instructor
Lesson Pros
4.5 Average rating
49 Reviews
3,250 Students
2 Courses
Award Winning Musicians & Instructors, 50,000+ students

Chuck and Sandi Millar, founders of Lesson Pros (a MN based music lessons program), started as a performing artists, playing all over the United States at festivals, private & corporate parties, weddings, coffee houses & theaters. Being played on radio stations all around the world their success has led them into the hearts of millions. Chuck and Sandi have been featured in numerous newspapers articles, radio, television and magazines. 

Chuck and Sandi's band No Grass Limit have won countless awards, here are some of the most recent ones:

Bluegrass Songwriter of the Year - Sandi Millar

Bluegrass Album of the Year -“Originals” – No Grass Limit – Universe Unlimited

Guitar Performer of the Year - Clint Birtzer (Guitar Player for NGL)

Mandolin Performer of the Year - Chuck Millar

Banjo Performer of the Year - Mike Hedding (Banjo player for NGL)

Bluegrass Band of the Year (Contemporary) - No Grass Limit

Vocal Group of the Year - No Grass Limit

Chuck and Sandi are described as a musical innovators who crosses musical genres and boundaries with their songs and music. Fans rave about their musicianship. 

Chuck and Sandi have currently taught well over 50,000 students of ages 4 to 98. The Midwest music culture has greatly been expanded and broadened, by the Millars, which is truly admired.