This class is a continuation of the first class, Absolute Beginner Guitar 1. In the first class, we mainly dealt with our left hand and how to change chords efficiently. In this class, we focus on the right hand to establish a good strumming and picking habit. If you have trouble knowing when to strum an upstroke or downstroke, this is the course for you. I also walking you through some beginner picking techniques and patterns.
✅ Learn new strumming and picking patterns
✅ Be able to write their own strumming patterns
✅ Develop a good sense of rhythm when playing the guitar
Who is this class for?
This class is designed for absolute beginners. Mark sets this class up so that you are establishing a good foundation for your strumming hand which carries forward when you continue learning more about the guitar. Not only that, Mark places a strong emphasis on rhythm so you in turn are also developing a good sense of time and form when playing music.
Mark is a professional working guitar player who has been playing guitar for 13 years. He graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2017 and has been working as a full-time musician ever since. He has performed at several venues and events in Los Angeles, for example, Palm Springs Fashion Week 2018, Hotel Cafe, and bars from 2017-2018. He currently resides in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia where he actively teaches and gigs on a regular basis.
1) Do I really need this course to learn how to strum?
If you are a beginner, this course will build a solid foundation to your strumming so that you don’t need to spend more time in the future correcting bad habits. You will be developing good habits from the start.
2) Why is learning how to strum or pick important?
Learning how to strum is important because it gives you more options on how you want your guitar playing to sound when you are playing it. This course teaches you to work on rhythm and technique so you will sound good when you play the guitar with good time and technique.
3) I already can strum on the guitar, do I still need this course?
Well, it comes down to how you feel when you play guitar. If you have difficulty or discomfort strumming, most likely you have developed bad habits that are hindering your progress on the instrument. So this course will greatly benefit you by correcting your mistakes.