Strumming chords is at the heart of all guitar playing. If you’re gonna play guitar, you’re gonna have to learn to strum chords and make ‘em groovy – it’s that simple. Or is it?
In my experience, there seems to be two types of guitarists: the type who learn to strum with almost zero coaching, and the type who require some strum coaching for quite a long time before nailing it on their own. If you find yourself in the first group, I congratulate you on being a natural born groovemeister. You are in the top 5% or so and can go to the head of the class. Unfortunately for the rest of us mere mortals, strumming needs to be coached. And coached. And sometimes coached some more.
And lest you think this post is designed for only the guitar newbies, let me assure you that I’ve witnessed many an “intermediate” guitarist whose strumming technique was nightmarish, and that’s being kind. Here are three essential tips guaranteed to crank up any guitarist’s strumming technique! Continue reading “I’m Bringing Groovy Back” »