Strumming Archives - Riff Ninja Academy

Tag Archives for " Strumming "

Applied Strumming 4: Triplets

This is the third in a series of lessons that all tie together, spanning several different skill categories. In this one we’re looking at applying a triplet strum pattern to a jam track which is based off a traditional 12 bar in E. Don’t forget to download a copy of the jam track used in this lesson.

Jam Track
(Right click the links below and save to your computer)

The Rest of the Series:

  1. Quarters and Eighths
  2. Adding 16ths
  3. Dotted 8ths
  4. Triplets

Applied Strumming 3: Dotted 8th

This is the third in a series of lessons that all tie together, spanning several different skill categories. In this one we’re looking at applying a dotted 8th strum pattern to a jam track which is based off the progression for Simple Man. Don’t forget to download a copy of the jam track used in this lesson.

The progression is a very simple one:  C   G   Am

Jam Track
(Right click the links below and save to your computer)

The Rest of the Series:

  1. Quarters and Eighths
  2. Adding 16ths
  3. Dotted 8ths
  4. Triplets

Applied Strumming 2: Adding 16ths

This is the second in a series of lessons that will all tie together, spanning several different skill categories. Don’t forget to download a copy of the jam track used in this lesson.

In this lesson, we’ll be working with a chord progression from Don’t Think Twice – here are the changes in a very simple format:

Jam Track
(Right click the links below and save to your computer)

The Rest of the Series:

  1. Quarters and Eighths
  2. Adding 16ths
  3. Dotted 8ths
  4. Triplets

Applied Strumming 1: Quarters & Eighths

This is the first of a series of lessons that will all tie together, spanning several different skill categories. Being the first in the series, this lesson is aimed at beginner strummers. We’re going to be working with a few different progressions with the goal of helping you dial in your strumming to the beat of the song. To help this, we have a couple of simple jam tracks available at the bottom of this page.

In this lesson, we’ll be working with two chord progressions – here are the changes in a very simple format:

Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door: G / D / Am / G / D / C

With or Without You: D / A / Bm / G

Jam Tracks
(Right click the links below and save to your computer)

The Rest of the Series:

  1. Quarters and Eighths
  2. Adding 16ths
  3. Dotted 8ths
  4. Triplets

Essentials of Strumming – Part 1

This is part 1 of 2 in the Essentials of Strumming & Rhythm course.

Return to main course page.

Chapter Times In This Section

00:00:00 Introduction
00:08:12 Stick Notation and Counting
00:32:47 Rhythm Fractioning
00:41:28 Strum Choices A
00:49:38 Strum Choices B
00:57:51 Strum Choices C
01:08:31 Strum Choices D
01:17:25 I-V-IV Theory Lesson
01:26:59 Chord Progression: Old School Rock and Roll
01:33:09 Bonus Strum
01:39:27 Chord Progression: Texas Flood
01:46:58 Chord Progression: Pride and Joy
01:50:41 Chord Progression: The Last Time

Essentials of Strumming – Part 2

This is part 2 of 2 in the Essentials of Strumming & Rhythm course.

Return to main course page.

Chapter Times In This Section

00:00:00 Chord Bass Notes Related to I-IV-V
00:17:30 E Minor and C Major Diatonic Scales Theory Lesson
00:22:25 A Minor and C Major Diatonic Scales Theory Lesson
00:27:13 E Minor, G Major, A Minor and C Major: Diatonic Scales Examples
00:39:19 Chord Progression: Octopus’s Garden
00:56:20 Chord Progression: Old School Rock and Roll Option 1 and 2
01:07:03 Chord Progression: La Bamba
01:16:17 Chord Progression: The Last Time

Strumming Patterns for Triplet and Shuffle

Adding some triplet and shuffle patterns to your rhythm is a great way to spice up your guitar playing and break away from more regular and even strumming patterns. It will be important to starting counting these rhythms correctly from the start.

Login