There are many common guitar strum patterns that are important to have in your rhythm guitar tool box. But if you can master the exercise in this video guitar lesson, your strumming will drastically improve.
The video below is a lesson from my Rhythm Guitar Mastery Course. Be sure and check it out if you want to take your strumming skills to the next level.
Guitar Strumming Exercise
(Video Guitar Lesson)
Random Missing Exercise for Guitar Strums
So a huge idea in learning how to strum on the guitar is keeping your right hand and arm moving consistently down and up at all times.
So here is an importance guitar strumming exercise to practice to help you get this idea under control.
1. Start by strumming all 8th notes down and up. Keep your right hand moving consistently down and up. Don’t worry about counting, or knowing what beat you are on, just keep moving.
2. Now start to randomly miss the strings for some of those 8th notes. At first just make it completely random. Miss the strings multiple times if you want, but just make sure you keep your right arm moving constantly down and up. The tendency for many people is to stop their arm…..keep it going!
3. Once you have the idea of missing the strings randomly, start to miss the strings based on what you want to hear. Strum when you want to hear something, and miss when you don’t. If you can get comfortable with this exercise you will have made a big step in getting your guitar strumming under control.
Keeping your right hand constantly moving down and up is truly the master key to guitar strumming.
Now there are all kinds of tips and tricks to improve your rhythm guitar playing and strumming skills. And that’s what my Rhythm Guitar Mastery course is all about.
Not only will you learn guitar strumming exercises like this one, but all kinds of common strumming patterns as well. The course also helps you build your vocabulary of essential guitar chords, and gives you a very easy step-by-step system for understand rhythms once and for all.
Rhythm Guitar Mastery – A comprehensive video guitar course that systematically builds your vocabulary of essential Guitar Chords and gives you the secrets of Strumming Like a Pro with a detailed system for Mastering Rhythms.