Muted Shuffle Strum Pattern

Posted on 13. Mar, 2013 by in Uncategorized

Check out the free three-day trial going on at riffninja.com.  If you sign up for it, it’s all about triplets, blues and shuffle stuff. This lesson is a taste of what will be in free trial, and will cover what a muted shuffle strum is. This guitar lesson focuses on the shuffle pattern. A shuffle is […]

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Triplet Strum Patterns

Posted on 11. Mar, 2013 by in Uncategorized

Check out the free three-day trial going on at riffninja.com. This lesson is a taste of what will be in free trial. This lesson is about the triplet strum. The definition of triplet is three equal pulses in the time span of a quarter note (one beat). For eighth notes, you have two pulses per beat, […]

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Beginner Strumming Patterns for Guitar

Posted on 22. Feb, 2013 by in Uncategorized

This is mostly a lesson for beginners, and those struggling with their strumming patterns. This lesson will provide some hints as to how to get a better strum. This lesson will use four chords. It’s good to use just a few simple chords and get a good tone out of those chords with your pick. […]

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Combining Guitar Strum Patterns to Make Things Interesting

Posted on 20. Feb, 2013 by in Uncategorized

Here’s a taste of what you will learn on the strumming course found through riffninja.com/strumming. This lesson will show you how to beef things up and how to combine a quarter and an eighth strum to make your strum patterns more interesting. This lesson will use the chords G, D, and Am. It’ll be two bars of […]

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How to Improve Your Strumming

Posted on 16. Feb, 2013 by in Uncategorized

One way to improve your strumming is to add a bass note or root note to a chord progression. It can embellish your playing, and add more character. This lesson won’t go into detail about some complex inversions, and will stick to the bass notes. The chord progression that will be used here is C, […]

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Guitar Strumming & Moving Bass Lines

Posted on 13. Feb, 2013 by in Uncategorized

This lesson is about speed and strumming, and it is just a taste of the whole lesson that is available on riffninja.com, where there is a free three-day trial available before signing up. This lesson will focus on how to incorporate a moving bass line using four chords: C, F, G, and Am. C, F, […]

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How Tempo Affects Strum Speed

Posted on 05. Feb, 2013 by in Uncategorized

This lesson is about speed and strumming, and it is a just a taste of the whole lesson that is available on riffninja.com, where there is a free three-day trial available before signing up. Just because you are playing fast does not mean that the speed of the song is fast. The speed is affected […]

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Beginner Strumming Lesson: Understanding Quarters and Eighths

Posted on 25. Jan, 2013 by in Uncategorized

Here’s a taste of what you will learn on the strumming course found through riffninja.com/strumming. This lesson is a comparison of quarter and eighths. Once you know a few basic things this will become a lot more clear. Rule number one is tempo. If you don’t know what tempo is, it’s the speed of music, […]

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Guitar Strumming For Beginners

Posted on 24. Jan, 2013 by in Uncategorized

This lesson is a lesson on guitar strumming for beginners, and it is really just a taste of the whole lesson that is available at the Riff Ninja Academy, where there is a free three-day trial available before signing up. A lot of beginners and intermediates really lack in their count, and don’t understand fractioning […]

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Strumming – The Missing Step

Posted on 17. Dec, 2012 by in Uncategorized

So many well-intentioned guitar players begin their journey with the guitar by first learning some chords. That’s an excellent start, and really, you can’t do much until you at least have a firm grasp on the basic chords. Often times at this point they’ll start learning a few songs, and depending on how motivated they […]

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