Easy Acoustic Progression is a free guitar lesson for acoustic guitar by Peter Vogl. You will learn how to play the chord progression featured on Track 17 (G Ballad) of the Let's Jam! Unplugged CD. Peter will start by teaching you how to play the chords and then move on to the strum pattern. You will then have the opportunity to practice along with a rhythm track. This progression (G, D, Am) and strum pattern are similar to Knockin on Heaven's Door by Bob Dylan. Check out our Most Common Strum Pattern premium lesson to learn more about playing rhythm guitar.
Let's start by reviewing the chords used in this song
Here is the strum pattern that we will use.
After you've mastered these strum patterns try playing along with Track 17(G Ballad) of the Let's Jam! Unplugged CD.
Lesson 7: The Most Common Strum Pattern by Peter Vogl will teach you a strum pattern that has been used in thousands of popular songs. Peter will also cover a new chord and progressions. You will learn how to play chords like a D/F# which is when you add an F# note to a D chord. Peter has included exercises and tips to help you play and switch chords smoothly, efficiently, and in time. The download features a Quicktime video and a .pdf with chord charts and strumming patterns.