Guitar Strumming 101 - Have More Fun Playing Songs You Love
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Guitar Strumming 101 - Have More Fun Playing Songs You Love

Step-by-step system for learning to strum your guitar better and sound cooler.
4.9 (4 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
10 students enrolled
Created by Lauren Bateman
Last updated 6/2017
English
Current price: $10 Original price: $75 Discount: 87% off
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 178 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • The most logical and Step-by-Step way to learn basic guitar strumming
  • How to play along to and switch between various strumming patterns for more fun
  • Play along with pre-recorded audio tracks of each strumming pattern at various speeds
  • Understand the difference between 3/4 and 4/4 strumming patterns
  • Apply rhythms to simple songs that you are learning
  • BONUS: Learn the most common strumming pattern used in many songs
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Requirements
  • Should know how to tune and hold a guitar.
Description

Would you like to feel like you can actually strum your guitar?

Looking to expand your strumming so the songs you play sound more intersting?

Then look no further. Imagine what it would feel like to know a number of strumming patterns and feel like you have the knowledge and skills to make your favorite songs sound better. This strumming course is an amazing beginner course focusing on the basics of learning rhythm. 

I use this 3 level system with my guitar students and have seen amazing success with their ability to strum along to their favorite songs. Not only that, they say it's fun an enjoyable too!

Who is the target audience?
  • Beginner guitar students looking to learn about basic strumming patterns to use in songs on their guitar.
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Curriculum For This Course
16 Lectures
01:09:58
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Introduction Prep & Materials
5 Lectures 20:16

Lauren Bateman does a brief intro about the course. She'll also show you two very simple chords you can use to play along in the course.

Preview 03:10

Learn how to most effectively use and go through this course for the best results and success.

Preview 05:55

Make sure you guitar always sounds good by keeping it in tune.

How To Tune Your Guitar
05:44

Learn the foundation of rhythm and counting needed to be a great guitar player.

Preview 01:54

Learn the very basic of time signatures and why it important to know how high your should count.

Basic Of Time Signatures
03:33
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Strumming 101: Learn to have fun strumming your guitar.
10 Lectures 47:45

Learn how to count and play quarter note rhythms along with rests.

Level 1: Rhythms
06:48

Close-ups of the Level 1 rhythm patterns.

Level 1: Close Up View
02:00

Learn how to play along with various quarter, half note and whole note strumming patterns.

Level 1a: Rhythms
05:20

Close-up view of the Level 1a rhythm patterns.

Level 1a: Close Up View
02:36

Learn how to play along to eighth note rhythms patterns. These are the strumming patterns that make you feel like you really know how to strum the guitar. Make sure you have your Level 1 & 1a strumming patterns and counting down pat before you attempt Level 2.

Level 2: Rhythms Part 1
06:03

Close-up view of the Level 2 Part 1 rhythm patterns.

Level 2: Part 1 Close Up View
03:30

Level 2 Part 2 of the eighth note rhythm patterns.

Level 2: Rhythms Part 2
06:03

Close-up view of Level 2 Part 2 strumming patterns.

Level 2: Part 2 Close Up View
04:31

Learn syncopated eighth note rhythms patterns. These are a lot of fun to play along with. They work with a lot of songs but require a bit more coordination. Make sure you have you Level 1 & Level 2 Rhythms down pay before venturing to Level 3.

Level 3: Rhythms
08:02

Close-up view of the Level 3 rhythm patterns.

Level 3: Close Up View
02:52
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BONUS: Three Four Time & The Best Strumming Pattern Ever
1 Lecture 01:57

BONUS!!! Who doesn't like a good bonus. In this video I show you one of the most common strumming patterns used. You can use this strumming pattern for so many songs it's crazy. Even if it isn't the real strumming pattern for the song, it will work so well, most people won't even notice.

It is a syncopated eighth note pattern, so make sure you have covered all the material up to this point.

Also, I have included a PDF on 3/4 rhythms & recorded the play along audio. Go back and review the time signatures and the worksheet on time signatures. As long as you can count to 3, you will do great!

BONUS: Most Popular Strumming Pattern
01:57
About the Instructor
Lauren Bateman
4.9 Average rating
4 Reviews
10 Students
1 Course
Fun, Energetic & Experienced Teacher; Start Having More Fun

As a childhood cancer survivor, Lauren knows the importance of achieving your goals today, not tomorrow. That's why Lauren has made it her life's mission to help as many students as possible learn to play guitar with her simple and step-by-step approach.

Unlike most guitar teachers out there, Lauren doesn't have a music degree (she was a scientist) and knows what students want to learn to have fun on the guitar quickly. She doesn't like to bog students down with useless information that they won't use or don't need. If you are not becoming a professional musician there are a number of shortcut you can take to fast track your learning and Lauren wants to teacher them to you.

Lauren has successfully taught guitar for a decade and her methods were so successful that she opened a entire music school around them. She believed in them so much that she quit her job as a scientist to teach and inspire people through music.

Imagine if:

- You could play guitar like you always wanted
- You had a tested step-by-step approach to learning
- You had access to one of the top guitar teachers in the Boston area

Well now you can!

You are never too old to learn. Some of Lauren's favorite student to teach at her studio are those ages 50 and older.

And you don't need natural talent either. No one in Lauren's family played music. That's why she's so passionate about helping you reach your goals because she knows you can. If you believe in yourself, you can do anything.

Don't wait for opportunity. Create it.

Life is a daring adventure or nothing. Start your guitar journey with Lauren today.