A Major Groove is a free rhythm guitar lesson for acoustic guitar by Peter Vogl. You will learn how to play the chord progression featured on Track 2 of the Let's Jam! Unplugged CD. Some of these chords are a bit exotic and will broaden your chord vocabulary. Peter will also cover a strum pattern that has a unique feel to it. To broaden your skills even further, check out the Intermediate Acoustic Special.
Let's start by reviewing the chords used in this song (Printable Tab)
Here is the first strum pattern that we will use.
Now here is the second pattern that we will play for this song.
After you've mastered these strum patterns try playing along with Track 2 (A Major Groove) of the Let's Jam! Unplugged CD.
The Intermediate Acoustic Special by Peter Vogl and Jody Worrell is a collection of downloadable Quicktime video lessons for acoustic guitar. This lesson package is designed for guitar players who feel comfortable with basic strumming of common chords and are ready to advance. The tips and exotic chords contained in these lessons will help you create a fuller and more interesting sound when playing rhythm. These are the same techniques and chords you have heard your favorite artists use for years. Also included in the package are two lessons on using a guitar capo. Learning how to play with a capo allows you stand out when performing with other guitarists. Each lesson contains a .pdf with chord charts showing all of the chords used. The included lessons are Color Chords, E Color Chords, Em Color Chords, Open Chord Secrets, Capo Rhythm, and Capo Licks. This lesson package contains over two hours of video instruction.