Beginner to Advanced Strumming Patterns for the Guitar

STRAIGHT TO THE POINT GUITAR LESSONS with Multi Award winning guitarist Chuck Millar - Lesson Pros
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  • Lectures 42
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 12/2015 English

Course 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 3000 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

What are the 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

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

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.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
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Section 1: Introduction Video

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

Section 2: How to Hold the Pick and Avoid Pick Recoil

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

Section 3: Learning 11 Basic Chords - G C D F Em A Bm Am E & D7

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


Learn Basic Em & A Chords


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


Learn Basic F Chord and Traditional C & G Chords


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

Section 4: Strumming Patterns - Beginner to Intermediate

Basic Boom Chuck Strum


Boom Chuck Down Up Down Up Strum


Boom Chuck 4321


Straight Strum


Learn the Individualized Picking Forward Roll - Step by step


You will learn the 3 & 3 Strum


How to play a cross-picking strumming pattern


Mixing up Strumming Patterns and also the Forward Roll


This is how you do a Inside Roll Pattern


This is a version of a Sweep Strum


How to do an Upwards Vamp Strum

Section 5: Advanced Strumming Patterns

Repetitive Down Strum is exactly what is sounds like.


Repetitive Down Strum - Percussive


Variation with a palm muting


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.


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


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


You will add a percussive hit to this strum.


This is an advanced rolling percussive strum.


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


This is a Hammer-on Complex Progressive Percussive Strum


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.


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.



Section 6: More Chords & Variations of Chords

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


You will learn some different variations of the C Chord


You will learn some different variations of the D Chord


You will learn some different variations of the F Chord


You will learn some different variations of the Em Chord


You will learn some different variations of the A Chord


You will learn some different variations of the Bm Chord


You will learn some different variations of the E Chord

Section 7: Hammer - Ons, Pull - Offs, Bends & Vibrato

This video is on how to do hammer - ons


This video is on how to do pull-offs


This video is on how to do bends


This video is on how to do vibrato

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Instructor Biography

Chuck Millar, Award Winning Musician & Teacher

Chuck Millar founder of Lesson Pros (a MN based music lessons program), started as a performing artist, playing all over the United States at festivals, private & corporate parties, weddings, coffee houses & theaters. Being played on radio stations all around the world his success has led him into the hearts of millions. He has been featured in numerous newspapers articles, radio, television and magazines. He has won many competitions with his music, including countless 1st place titles in guitar, mandolin, fiddling and trick fiddling, plus took 2nd place in the MN State fair duet competition with his wife Sandi. Chuck's band No Grass Limit was nominated for 13 awards and took home 7 of them.

Chuck is described as a musical innovator who crosses musical genres and boundaries with his songs and music. Fans rave about his musicianship and he has been hired as the head instructor of the MBOTMA Grass Seeds Academy.

Chuck has currently taught over 3000 students of ages 4 to 98. Minnesota’s music culture has greatly been expanded and broadened, by the Chuck Millar, which is truly admired.

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