Strumming from scratch - Rhythm guitar lesson for Beginners
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Strumming from scratch - Rhythm guitar lesson for Beginners

The easiest way for learning rhythm guitar.
4.4 (15 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.
888 students enrolled
Last updated 5/2017
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • They will learn different strumming patterns and chord progressions and how to play along with drums and songs etc.
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Requirements
  • Need to have a computer or a smart phone
  • If you don't have the above then a tablet can also serve the purpose
Description

Learn the basic concepts and tools to play rhythm guitar from very basic to intermediate level.

Build a strong foundation in rhythm playing with this tutorial for beginners.

Its a step by step approach for beginners to learn rhythm guitar.The common problems faced by students are also discussed for efficient and faster learning.

Practicing with backing tracks help thus after some videos backing tracks are included.

After completing this course a student can play many songs alone and also with a band.

Course overview and Contents.

Starting with basic down strokes and plectrum holding as we proceed we learn many rhythm techniques along with proper practice technique using metronome.As we learn more interesting things, in order to make it more challenging and fun drum tracks are introduced as well.

Skipping down strokes or misses.
A very basic Chord progression.
Chord shifting ideas.
Strumming with a chord progression                                                                                                   Using a backing track to practice chord shifting and strumming.                                               Up  strokes.

How to count eighth notes.
How many strings to strum.
Foot tapping.
New strumming patterns.
How to practice rhythm without a guitar.                                                                                          Forming your own strumming patterns.                                                                                                    Waltz beat                                                                                                                                              Mixing strumming patterns                                                                                                              Splitting strumming patterns

Complex 8 beat rhythm patterns
Swing Rhythm
Basic Blues 
Country rhythm


Who is the target audience?
  • This course is designed for beginners who have no or very little experience with the guitar
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Curriculum For This Course
13 Lectures
01:47:10
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Introduction
13 Lectures 01:47:10
Introduction
00:12

We will learn the following topics in lesson 1.

1.Left hand muting for strumming practice.
2.Plectrum holding.
3.Right hand posture for strumming and movement.
4.Counting the beats while playing down strokes. 
5.Using the metronome.


Strumming from scratch - Lesson 1
07:17

We will learn the following topics in lesson 2.

1.Skipping down strokes or misses.
2.A very basic Chord progression.
3.Chord shifting ideas.
4.Strumming with a chord progression

Strumming from scratch - Lesson 2
07:13

We will learn the following topics in lesson 3.

1.Using misses with the previous chord progression.
2.New chord progression.
3.Using a backing track to practice chord shifting and strumming.


Strumming from scratch - Lesson 3
09:22

We will learn the following topics in lesson 4.

1.Up strokes.
2.How to count eighth notes.
3.How many strings to strum.
4.Foot tapping.
5.New strumming patterns.
6.How to practice without a guitar.

Strumming from scratch - Lesson 4
12:50

We will learn the following topics in lesson 5.

1.Understanding a drum beat.
2.Counting and playing along with a drum track. 
3.Using multiple strumming patterns over the same drum beat.

Strumming from scratch - Lesson 5
06:18

We will learn the following topics in lesson 6.

1.Waltz
2.New strumming patterns using misses.


Strumming from scratch - Lesson 6
10:12

We will learn the following topics in lesson 7.

1.Another strumming pattern using misses.
2.More chord progressions.

Strumming from scratch - Lesson 7
10:13

We will learn the following topics in lesson 8.

1.A complex strumming pattern
2.4 magical chords

Strumming from scratch - Lesson 8
09:30

We will learn the following topics in lesson 9.

1.Variations of the previous strumming pattern.
2.Mixing different strumming patterns.


Strumming from scratch - Lesson 9
09:54

We will learn the following topics in lesson 10.

1.Splitting the complex strumming patterns.
2.More chord progressions.
3.Another complex strumming pattern.

Strumming from scratch - Lesson 10
07:28

We will learn the following topics in lesson 11.

1.Splitting the previous strumming pattern.
2.Chord progressions using Barre chords.
3.Country style strumming pattern concepts.

Strumming from scratch - Lesson 11
10:41

We will learn the following topics in lesson 12.

1.Swing rhythm.
2.Dominant 7th Chords.
3.Swing rhythm in country style.

                                           End of the course

Strumming from scratch - Lesson 12
06:00
About the Instructor
Founder of Tamsguitar Tamal Ghosh
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Guitar Instructor at Udemy

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