In this tutorial, we look at how to determine the best way to count rhythms in a piece of guitar music.Continue reading
In this tutorial, we will look at what rhythm guitar players need to know about eighth note rests.Continue reading
Now that you are familiar with the basics of counting, strumming and tapping your foot in time with eighth notes, we can turn our attention to some fun chord progressions that use eighth notes.Continue reading
How to Strum Eighth Note Patterns
For whole notes, half notes and quarter notes, the down-stroke is usually used.
To play eighth notes, we will use a combination of down-strokes and up-strokes.Continue reading
In this tutorial, we will look at how to play the popular Scottish folk song called the “Thistle of Scotland” as a chord-melody.Continue reading
When you play rhythm guitar, some of the most common rhythms you will encounter use eighth notes.
In this tutorial we begin our look at the basics of eighth notes.Continue reading
In our previous tutorial, we looked at how whole note, half note and quarter note rests are notated.
Now it’s time to apply your new knowledge to chord progressions. We are also going to cover how to mute strings so you get a nice clean sound.
For this example, we are going to use A, D and E major chords.Continue reading