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As a guitar player, you’ll spend a good deal of your time playing accompaniment. Strumming Guitar Chords Rhythmically to support a vocal or instrumental melody.
And while lead guitar players tends to get all the glory, it’s the rhythm guitar parts that are the backbone of songs.
The problem is that learning how to strum guitar is like learning a complex foreign language for many beginning guitar players.
Guitar Strumming feels like an awkward fumble of chewing gum, hopping on a pogo stick, rubbing your stomach and patting your head all at the same time.
And even if you have become comfortable with some of the basics of strumming guitar, getting beyond those fundamentals seems to be an impossible task.
…so cool songs go unplayed as you seek out only the easier ones that you can plug your favorite simple guitar strums into.
Sure, there are many beginner guitar books and courses that talk about strumming. But if you already own any of them, you know they can be a little short on specifics.
Tired of Hearing This?
“Just strum what you feel”…
“You’ll pick it up along the way”…
…Pickup what…a headache!
…or the pieces of your guitar smashed in strumming frustration frenzy.
No, there is an easier way. And it’s a step-by-step system that has been developed over the last 25+ years of teaching hundreds of private guitar students the mysterious craft of strumming guitar.
And I teach that detailed system in my course called…
Rhythm Guitar Mastery Phase 1
What Rhythm Guitar Mastery Students are Saying
“You make it so easy to understand and learn and you don’t leave anything out, that I can tell anyway . I also love how you give helpful tips. Example: how to bend your index finger when barre-ing the A-chord….stuff like that can make all the difference.”
Tawni – Forest View, IL
Hey, my name is Shawn Bradshaw. I’m the founder of Cyberfret.com, and your guitar teacher for The Rhythm Guitar Mastery Phase 1 course.
Besides teaching hundreds of thousands of students from around the world on Cyberfret.com since 1999.
I’ve also taught over a thousand private guitar students over the last 25+ years.
My students have toured the world, played in Broadway shows, and even appeared on David Letterman…
And I can’t leave out the picture of me receiving my Bachelor of Music degree from Berklee College of Music.
Here’s me with 9 time Grammy Award winner Bonnie Raitt. Sportin’ the oh so cool early 90′s mullet of course.
And while my college music education definitely helped me. It’s really my experience of teaching thousands of other guitar players just like you..that is going to help you.
Building a Vocabulary of Useful Chords
is Essential as a Guitar Player
We’ll get back to strumming in a second…
…but let’s take a look at another important part of the rhythm guitar equation.
And that’s chords.
Why Learn Chords? Because they’re a core part of playing songs. You’ll find the same common chords and progressions keep coming up over and over.
So learn them once, and you’ll be able to instantly play new songs that contain them.
But learning and remembering chords can be difficult unless you have an organized way to practice and review them.
This course also covers the most fundamental guitar chords you’re going to need to play all kinds of songs. Basic Major and Minor chords as well as Power Chords, Barre Chords, and Dominant 7th Chords.
With each new chord you learn, you’re given multiple chord progressions to practice so you can embed them in your fingers and brain. Jam Tracks are also provided to help with timing, and make things fun.
The chords you’ll learn in Rhythm Guitar Mastery Phase 1 will tie directly in with all of the strumming ideas you will be learning.
Chords and Strumming Go Hand in Hand…
…and this course will take you by the hand, leading you down the shortest path to get you to where you want to go.
Understanding guitar strumming means understanding rhythms…and not just as words in a text book. But as an out there in the real world skill.
Want to Know the Secret
of Understanding Rhythms?…
Besides chords, rhythms are the other key piece of the puzzle. Even though there are an infinite number of rhythmic combinations in music..they can be broken down into just a few common patterns that can be connected together like Legos.
Once you have your collection of Legos, you can easily build anything you need.
This course gives you these small rhythmic building blocks in a systematic way. So before you know it rhythm confusion is a thing of the past.
It also contains a complete library of guitar strumming patterns. So gone are the days of being stuck in a strumming rut.
Combine together chords with rhythms and you can literally play thousands of songs.
What Rhythm Guitar Mastery Students are Saying
“I am enjoying the course. The video, print, and topics are very well done and educational. I especially like how the rhythm patterns are shown in music terms and not just a bunch of D’s and U’s like most instruction courses.”
Kevin – Williamsville, NY
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So what is the Rhythm Guitar Mastery Phase 1 course all about?
The Rhythm Guitar Mastery Phase 1 course contains…
- 14 different chapters with 12 1/2 hours of video guitar lessons
- a 236 page detailed instruction manual
- 150 MP3 Jam Tracks (2 hours)
Below is a breakdown of what you’ll learn.
Chapter 1: Getting Started
If you’re new to the guitar this first chapter will get you up in running quickly.
- Learn the basic parts of both an electric and acoustic guitar.
- Learn multiple common way to hold the guitar both in a sitting and standing position so you can avoid some common nasty wrist pain.
- Learn the best way to hold a pick…so it doesn’t go flying across the room or end up inside your acoustic guitar.
- Learn good basic left hand fretting technique so you can easily play notes and chords avoiding pain.
- Learn how to tune the guitar by ear, and with an electronic tuner.
- Learn how to read guitar chord charts, and learn your first really easy chord.
- Learn the fundamentals of music like what a staff is, measures, and learn your first rhythms…quarter notes and half notes.
- Learn how to read Guitar Tablature so you can start playing all kinds of cool guitar riffs right away.
- Get your fingers into shape with a must know finger exercise so you can build the strength and stamina necessary to play different chords and songs.
Chapter 2: Basic Open Position Major & Minor Chords
This is another primer chapter for beginning guitar players.
- Learn 9 of the most basic open position chords (Em, C, G, D, Am, E, A, Dm and F)
- Learn the best chord fingerings for the easiest chord transitions.
- You’ll learn 3 must know chord troubleshooting tips to help you get a nice clean sound with your chords.
- Learn how to do “pinky push-ups” to help strengthen your 4th finger so you can easily play chords that use it.
- Play 20 chord progressions along with 60 jam tracks in different styles to help you master these 9 basic chord forms.
- Continue to systematically build your rhythm vocabulary by learning about dotted half notes, whole notes, 4/4 and 3/4 time signatures.
- Learn 2 undercover exercises to help you learn how to switch between chords quickly.
Chapter 3: Getting More Rhythmic – Strumming Basics
The first 2 chapters cover some must know fundamentals, but the meat of the Rhythm Guitar Mastery Phase 1 course starts in Chapter 3.
Chapter 3 is packed full with the basics of strumming. Once you learn these guitar strumming basics you will be able to play all kinds of songs quickly and easily.
- Continue building your rhythmic arsenal by learning about 8th notes, dotted quarter notes, ties, 8th note triplets, swing 8th notes, and accents.
- Learn six essential 2 beat 8th note strum building blocks. You’ll be surprised how much music is derived from these 6 easy to learn patterns.
- Learn 15 eighth note strum patterns in 4/4 time using both straight and swing 8th notes.
- Learn 6 eighth note strum patterns in 3/4 time using both straight and swing 8th notes.
- All guitar strum patterns are written using traditional rhythmic strum notation, and include exactly where to strum down and up. So anyone can easily learn these guitar strums even without understanding how to read music.
- Play along with 24 great sounding jam tracks to make practice fun, and help you master your new guitar strums.
- Start playing real music with songs in the styles of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Nirvana, America, Jewel, Semisonic, and the Cranberries.
- Easily apply what you learn to playing songs from the bands and artists you love.
- Learn the secret trick to being able to transition between chords quickly when strumming. (Yes, this is very rarely taught. WARNING: If you don’t learn this you are DOOMED to never being able to smoothly strum and switch between chords).
- Learn how to practice with a metronome so you can develop a good sense of time.
- Learn a guitar strumming exercise that will help you play any strum you want by ear.
Sample Video – Learn the Basics of Guitar Strumming Right Now…
Chapter 4: Misfit Open Position Major and Minor Chords
In this chapter you’re going to learn some extra basic major and minor chords that were not covered in Chapter 2.
- Learn a special form of a G chord and 5 other easy cool sounding guitar chords that you can instantly combine to create your own songs. These are the Money Chords. Many hits have been written using this magic set of chords.
- Learn other forms of A & C.
- Learn the Jimmy Page F Chord.
- Learn how to play an open position Cm, Fm and Gm chord.
- Learn a little Bob Seger rhythm guitar strumming…Night Moves style.
- Learn 36 easier alternative fingerings for some of the more difficult major and minor chord forms. If your fingers are not cooperating with you yet, these 36 chord forms will be a life saver when playing songs as a beginner.
Chapter 5: String Muting & Rests
- Learn how to stop unwanted strings from sounding in your chords using 3 different string muting techniques.
- Learn about rests, which is silence in music. You’ll learn about quarter rests, half rests, dotted half rests, whole rests, and 8th rests. You will learn how to stop the strings using both your right and left hands.
- Learn six 2 beat guitar strum building blocks that use rests.
- Put your 8th rest knowledge to the test by jamming in the style of the Clash.
Chapter 6: Power Chords
Are you ready to ROCK! OK, Power Chords are used in more than rock music, but they are “THE ROCK GUITAR CHORD”.
- Learn about movable chord forms.
- Learn the 9 essential 2 & 3 string Power Chord forms.
- Learn 2 exercises that will help you move between different power chord forms quickly.
- Learn an essential power chord transition technique. If you don’t learn this one, you will always wonder how the pros move between power chords without pausing.
- Put your power chords into practice by playing in the styles of The Beatles, Blue Oyster Cult, AC/DC, Blink 182, & Bush.
- Learn about a very important rhythm guitar technique called Palm Muting.
- Learn a type of power chord with an altered bass note that gives a much more thick and even “menacing” sound.
- Learn an essential guitar technique called a slide, and apply it to movable power chords.
- Learn 7 open position Power Chords.
- Practice your power chords with all kinds chord progressions and jam tracks.
Chapter 7: Getting to Know the Names of the Notes
Learning the names of the notes on the neck of the guitar is key to knowing where to play certain chord forms. This chapter gives you all the short cuts to learning the neck.
- Master the names of the notes on the 5th and 6th strings in a short period of time so you can easily use power chords and other movable chord forms.
- Learn how to use fret markers so you can easily navigate the neck of the guitar.
- Learn about Sharps & Flats
- Learn how to line up Movable Chord Forms with the notes on the neck of the guitar so you can quickly go to the chords you need.
- Learn an easy trick to help you quickly find the names the notes on the 4th, 3rd and 2nd strings.
Chapter 8: Major & Minor Barre Chords
Many new guitar players curse these chords, but not you after learning the material in this chapter.
- Learn movable major and minor “Barre Chords”.
- Practice your Barre Chords by playing songs in the style of Eric Clapton, Green Day, and The Kingsmen
- Master playing Barre Chords with 11 chord progression and 22 jam tracks.
- Learn how to build up strength in your left hand to help make Barre Chords much easier.
Sample Video – Learn a Barre Chord Right Now…
Chapter 9: Dominant 7th Chords
Dominant 7th chords are very common in Blues, Country and Rock music.
- Learn 11 basic open position Dominant 7th chord forms.
- Learn 5 must know movable Dominant 7th chord forms.
- Practice with 28 chord progressions with jam tracks to help you master these Dominant 7th chord forms.
- Play a 12 Bar Blues in A with a cool jam track
Chapter 10: Boom Chick Strums
This chapter is dedicated to a guitar strumming style that is used a lot in Bluegrass, Traditional Country and Folk music…and Rock that is influenced by those styles.
- Learn the basic “Boom Chick” Strum in 4/4 and 3/4 time.
- Learn how to use alternating bass notes to add interest to your guitar strums. A complete library of alternate bass choices is included to get you up and running fast.
- Practice your “Boom Chick” guitar strums by playing songs in the style of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and James Taylor.
- Learn how to add some more rhythmic spice to your Boom Chick Strums by adding 8th notes.
- Learn how to play bass note runs (walk-ups and walk-downs) so you can add movement and interest to your guitar strums.
- There is a library of 32 done for you bass runs that you can easily plug right into your guitar strumming.
- Learn how to play hammer-ons and pull-offs and apply them to boom chick strums.
- Learn 15 of the coolest hammer-on guitar strumming patterns.
Chapter 11: Percussive Strums – Anticipations
- Learn how to add percussive sounds into your guitar strums to add a new dimension to your playing.
- Learn how to play Back Beat Strum Patterns to imitate the sound of playing with a drummer.
- Learn how to use anticipations or pushes to give your guitar strums rhythmic emphasis.
Chapter 12: 16th Notes
- Continue to build your rhythmic vocabulary by learning about 16th notes and dotted 8th notes.
- Learn six essential 1 beat rhythmic building blocks that use 16th notes.
- Multiply your 16th note guitar strumming by learning 36 two beat strum patterns with ties.
- Learn how to play the 5 most common 4/4 16th note guitar strumming patterns that are used in thousands of songs.
- Learn about 16th note push strums so you can add momentum to your guitar strums when switching between chords.
- Expand your 16th note strumming arsenal by adding percussive guitar strums.
- Learn the most essential metal rhythm guitar strum called “the gallop”.
- Put your 16th note guitar strums into practice by playing songs in the styles of Led Zeppelin, Jack Johnson, Heart and Iron Maiden.
Chapter 13: Triplets
- Continue building your rhythmic vocabulary by learning about 8th note triplets, quarter note triplets and 16th note triplets.
- Learn 14 triplet rhythmic blocks.
- Learn how to combine swing 8th notes & 8th note triplets
- Put your triplets into practice by playing songs in the styles of Metallica, and Green Day.
What Rhythm Guitar Mastery Students are Saying
“Your rhythm guitar course is great and touching on subjects that people stay away from like 6/8 strumming.”
Steve – Holden, MO
Chapter 14: Time Signatures
If you’ve ever been confused about time signatures, this chapter will put that behind you. Fully understand all about time signatures once and for all.
- Learn the basics of how time signatures work. This is where most courses end, but this is just the beginning.
- Learn about Cut Time, and a quick and easy “cheat” that will have you playing in cut time without learning anything new.
- Understand what simple time signatures are.
- Learn how to decode the sometimes confusing subject of Compound Time Signatures. Learn how to play in 3/8, 6/8, 9/8 & 12/8 time easily.
- Learn 21 Compound Time Signature Rhythmic Guitar Strumming building blocks
- Learn 4 of the most common building blocks that will help you get by in any 6/8 or 12/8 strumming situation.
- Practice your 6/8 strum patterns with a song in the style of the Moody Blues.
- Learn all about simple and compound odd times signatures (5/4, 7/4, 5/8, 7/8 and 11/8). If you like bands like Tool, Dream Theater, Rush, Kansas, Radiohead, or Coheed and Cambria. Learning about odd time signatures is a must.
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Rhythm Guitar Mastery Phase 1 Course Materials…
So now you know what I’m going to teach you, but here is a list of the STUFF you will get with your course.
12 1/2 hours of Video Guitar Lessons
The core of this course is over 12 1/2 hours of detailed video guitar lessons.
I shot the videos for this course with 4 separate cameras. One in the center, one on my right hand, one on my left hand and the 4th is what I call the “Blimp Cam”.
The “Blimp Cam” is a camera over my right shoulder looking down on my left hand. This is exactly what you would see when looking down at your own hand.
Right Hand Close Ups
Left Hand Close Ups
Over the Shoulder Shots
Split Screen Shots
Why 4 cameras? Because I knew it would help you learn the material faster. You will be right there in the front row
, and looking right over my shoulder in the optimal place every step of the way.
I’ve also included all of the examples, exercises and chord charts up on the screen. So you can see what I’m playing on the guitar, and the notation all at the same time.
On Screen Notation
On Screen Chord Charts
Downloadable Videos & DVDs Available
The videos are available both in a digital download format, and on optional DVDs that will be shipped to you.
The video download files are in .m4v (h.264) format for all you geeks out there They are playable on your computer with Apple’s Quicktime Player or iTunes. (Both Free) These videos are playable on both a Windows PC and a Mac.
These video files can also be played with no conversion necessary on your iPod, iPhone or iPad. (no discrimination…they do work on Android devices as well)
Chapter markers are included to quickly jump to different topics in a video.
What to watch the Videos on your TV?
No problem. There is a physical version of the course available that has 9 NTSC Region Free DVDs.
The physical version of the course also contains a Data DVD (for Computer Use Only) with all of the videos in .m4v format as well. So you can have the best of both worlds and watch the course on your TV, and on your electronic gizmo of choice.
236 Page Detailed Instruction Manual (PDF & Printed Version Available)
The 236 page instruction manual is packed with step-by-step written guitar instruction. This book covers all of the material in detail and stands on it’s own to help you learn the topics…even without watching the videos.
This book is packed with chord charts, music examples, rhythm building blocks, full guitar strum patterns, pictures of my hands from the front and above…and much more.
Bonus: Kindle Friendly Manual
Specially formatted Kindle friendly PDF files are also included for each chapter so you can take the manuals anywhere, and even plop your Kindle up on a music stand for easy practice.
Print Friendly Chapter PDFs
There are specially formatted PDF files with just the exercises that you might want to printed out for practice. The text explanations are left out of these files to save you some ink (Note: A printed version of the manual is available)
Jam along with a Band – 150 MP3 Jam Tracks
Get jammin’ with over 2 hours of play-a-long fun. There is no better way to help get the material under your fingers than making real music with other instruments backing you.
Give a listen to the samples below.
Software Metronome (PC & Mac Compatible)
A metronome is an essential tool that improves your timing and builds your speed and control. Besides practicing with the Jam Track MP3′s, you will want to practice with this metronome.
A Guide to Playing Songs on the Guitar
(PDF & Kindle, Nook, and Sony Reader compatible files)
The Rhythm Guitar Mastery Phase 1 course gives you the vocabulary and tools to play songs. This book is going to give you a ton of resources to help you play songs from the bands and artists you love.
From learning songs from printed music and tablature, to learning by ear. And discover the secret insider sources for the best free music on the Internet.
Save Hundreds Over Taking Private Guitar Lessons
I teach private guitar lessons, so I’m not going to tell you this course replaces studying with a good private guitar teacher. But I will tell you this. You will get more information in this course than you would if you spent thousands of dollars with a private teacher.
The 12 1/2 hours of lessons alone would cost you $625 at $50 per hour!!
And with private lessons you don’t have the ability to look over your guitar teacher’s shoulder when you need to the most…when you are at home practicing the material.
A private guitar teacher’s chicken scratches on a scrap of paper will not guide you in the same way this detailed and organized home study guitar course will.
What Rhythm Guitar Mastery Students are Saying
“I bought your Rhythm Mastery Course a little over a week ago and I just wanted to let you know it was the best money I have ever spent while learning the guitar.
It has been a struggle learning guitar even with having a teacher. I can’t even begin to tell you how much money I have spent while trying to learn guitar. I have bought books, courses,and weekly lessons with an instructor. I came across your program by accident and decided to try it.
In just one week you have improved my playing immensely. Not only is the program very easy to follow but you are an amazing teacher.
You answered questions that I have had since the beginning and no other instructor could answer.
Thank you so much,”
Michelle Hill – League City, TX
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