Strumming for the Curious Guitarist
4.5 (56 ratings)
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2,390 students enrolled

Strumming for the Curious Guitarist

Rhythm guitar & strumming course. All levels. Count, tap, read, write, strum, & pick your way to awesome guitar rhythm!
4.5 (56 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
2,390 students enrolled
Created by Dan Dresnok
Last updated 5/2020
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Current price: $139.99 Original price: $199.99 Discount: 30% off
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This course includes
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 13 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • How to strum the guitar correctly.
  • Master your rhythm skills!
  • How to count beats & rests.
  • How to read & write any rhythm.
  • Strum like an awesome guitarist!
  • Play rhythm guitar with confidence!
Requirements
  • This course is for everyone, including beginners & advanced players.
  • You only need a guitar - any kind of guitar with six strings.
  • We will start at the very beginning.
Description

What Students are saying:

  • 5 stars, "Exactly what I wanted. And presented in a way I understood."  -Ron A.


  • 5 stars, "I started noticing improvements in my playing right away."  -Arsen K.


  • 5 stars, "Easy to understand and follow."  -Walt S.


  • 5 stars, "Very simple but necessary explanations with examples."  -Roger F.


  • 5 stars, "I'm a beginner and I'm learning a lot!"  -Jim C.


Welcome to Strumming for the Curious Guitarist!  This is a fun & easy strumming course to turn you into an amazing rhythm guitar player.  We will start at the very beginning, assuming that you are starting from scratch.  Imagine yourself with the ability to read, write, count, tap, and strum any rhythm because you invested in yourself and went through this course. 

You will be strumming with confidence every time you play guitar!  Strumming & rhythm is the most important skill a guitar player can have.  You will be playing at a more advanced level than most other guitarists by the end of this course.

Any kind of six-string guitar will work well for this course - electric guitar, acoustic guitar, or classical guitar.

Each guitar lesson builds on the previous lesson.  You can ask me questions directly in a private message or on the course Q&A board.  I'm always here to help you!

Every lesson video has a PDF attachment in the "additional resources" tab which are the written rhythms to use while strumming along with these videos.

These strumming lessons are in-depth so that you'll totally understand each concept. We are going to get your skills up as quickly as possible. This will be easy for you to learn.

By the end of this course, you'll be strumming with confidence!  You'll have new energy when you play on your own.  You'll also be an alpha player when jamming with other guitarists!

I'm glad you're here - this is going to be a lot of fun!  Let's get started.

Who this course is for:
  • Every guitar player should take this course!
  • Complete beginner guitar players.
  • Intermediate & advanced guitar players.
  • Guitarists who need a rhythm refresher course.
  • Guitar players who never learned rhythm properly.
Course content
Expand 15 lectures 03:09:24
+ Strumming
15 lectures 03:09:24

Welcome to Strumming for the Curious Guitarist!  Here, we'll discuss the course components as well as some ways to have the very best experience while you're here.  We'll also talk about some rhythm philosophy.

Preview 10:57

We'll begin with reading, counting, & strumming whole, half, and quarter notes & rests.

Lesson 1
14:03

We'll explore strumming variations of whole, half, and quarter notes & rests.

Lesson 2
06:19

We'll continue to explore more strumming variations of whole, half, and quarter notes & rests.

Lesson 3
10:18

Here, we will add eighth notes into our mix of beats & rests.

Lesson 4
21:04

We'll do more strumming variations using eighth notes & rests.

Lesson 5
08:58

Yet more strumming variations using eighth (and larger) notes & rests.

Lesson 6
13:56

Here, we'll add sixteenth notes into our mix of beats & rests.

Lesson 7 (sixteenth notes)
27:41

We are continuing our variations of strumming all beats & rests through to 16th notes.

Lesson 8
13:31

Here we will learn about triplets and how they interact with our beat structure.  We'll begin by strumming 8th note triplets.

Lesson 9 (triplets)
22:15

Now we will learn about 16th note triplets and how to activate some rapid strumming & counting.

Lesson 10
14:11

Here, we will learn about the various time signatures and how to approach them using everything we've already learned.

Lesson 11 (time signatures)
11:58

Finally, we'll learn about 32nd notes and how to count them for ultra fast strumming.

Lesson 12 (32nd notes)
06:40

We'll wrap up our course by discussing some ideas on how to keep improving your strumming and what to do next.  Thanks for going through this course with me!  Happy strumming!

Closing Thoughts
06:33
Bonus Lecture
01:00