Strumming guitar is the quickest pathway to sounding like a real guitar player. If you master just a handful of patterns there is literally no limit to the amount of songs you can play. Playing songs around the campfire, jamming with friends or even performing at an on open mic are within reach as soon as you master this essential skill.
While this may sound logical enough, many new guitarists are intimidated because the are afraid they have not rhythm. In my own training, I actually had guitar teachers tell me that, “Rhythm cannot be taught, you either have it or you don’t.”
Unfortunately this myth has pervaded our musical culture and having the ability to strum a guitar with good rhythm can seem mystical or impossible to an outsider.
After teaching hundreds of adult beginners over the past couple of decades, I can tell you that you have better rhythm than you think you do and strumming guitar can definitely be taught to anyone.
In the StrumWise course of the GuitarWise library, I go through all of the essential strumming patterns in short easy steps that will get you playing these essential strum patterns in no time.
The reason that people believe rhythm can’t be taught is because it is actually difficult to teach. It is a complex skill that needs to be sliced and diced into is simple building blocks.
Just like every GuitarWise course, I take the complex art of strumming and break it down into digestible and practical steps. Using highly efficient practicing techniques, you will find yourself strumming effortlessly.