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Beginner Strumming Lesson 6

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The Exercise

Let’s take whole notes, half notes, quarter notes, and jumble them all into one exercise. Do you get confused or lost following along? Recap if you need to. A whole note gets four beats, a half note gets two beats, and a quarter note gets one beat. It’s a simple concept, but sometimes our hands don’t do what we tell them to do. That’s why we practice!

Chords Used

You should be able to play C and G chords by memory now, so I won’t post them up here again.

We’ve used the D chord only once, so here it is again:

Open D The Five Basic Chord Shapes