Learn Famous Guitar Strum Patterns

Our new free lesson, Famous Strum Patterns 2, will teach you how to play the strum patterns and chord progressions of four popular songs. We’ll start with Wild Horses by The Rolling Stones. This is a classic acoustic guitar ballad and should be pretty straightforward for you to play. Next, we’ll get a little funkier with the rhythmic strumming of Sitting, Wishing, Waiting by Jack Johnson. Tequila Sunrise by the Eagles will incorporate a Spanish flair in the strum pattern. Finally, we’ll learn a country strum to go with Follow Your Arrow by Kacey Musgraves.

Once you feel comfortable playing along with the video, try applying these strum patterns to your original chord progressions. You can also check out lesson 1 to learn four more songs.


Work on Your Country Guitar Bends

Our new free lesson by Jody Worrell will show you a lick with some precise bending techniques. Being able to mute strings and control the sound is an integral part of creating the classic clean country tone. This Bending Country Lick is played over a backing track of A7-E7-A7. Jody will teach you how to play the lick and then trade it back and forth with you against the rhythm track.

Learn How to Play Swing Blues

Our new free blues guitar lesson by Jody Worrell will teach you how to play a lick with a swinging feel to it. In the video, Jody will show you how you can take a standard blues lick and substitute a slide for a bend. When you add in some tempo and note choices, you end up with a jazzy, swinging lick. It’s a different sound to add to your arsenal

Blues Swing Lick

Learn a Country Lick Using Ringing Notes

Our new free lesson will teach you how to play a Cascading Country Guitar Lick. This original lick by Jody Worrell uses a series of ringing notes to create a textbook country sound. Jody will guide you through playing the lick with note by note instruction. You have several options when it comes to right hand technique. You can use just a pick, hybrid picking, or go with just fingers. After you learn the lick and get the tone you want, we’ll practice against the jam track to work on timing.


Learn to Play Like Albert King

Our Albert King Style Lick is a new free lesson that will teach you a guitar lick in the style of a blues legend. Albert’s bends were his calling card and we’ll tackle a few in the middle of this fun lick. Jody will walk you note by note through the lick explaining the techniques that will help you develop the right tone. Once you have the lick down, practice along with Jody and the backing track to work on your timing.