Steve Falter

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Strumming Patterns & Exercises

Guitar Instructor Steve Falter teaches you 7 basic strumming patterns and 3 exercises using quarter and eight notes. Learning these patterns will help learn new songs faster and easier.

7 basic strumming patterns and 3 exercises using quarter and eight notes. Learning these patterns will help learn new songs faster and easier.

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Nice

I am a student and I want to become an artist, therefore I love to play guitar all the time. This website is full of information related to guitar and I have got a lot of tips from here related to guitar learning. The topic of this post is very useful for me which is about Strumming Patterns & Exercises.

One chord is fine. Two chords

One chord is fine. Two chords are pushing it. thanks  for this video Steve.

One chord is fine. Two chords

Thanks for the feedback, charmy.

It's all a matter of what level your playing is at. I start my students with one chord, to get familiar with the strumming patterns and, when they're ready we do them with a 4 chord progression.

Just take it one step at a time,

Steve

Muting

Hi, Steve.

Could you please throw some light on the concept and technique of muting? I'm not sure I understand it properly.

Thanks.

AR.

Muting

Hi, AR.

There are two kinds of muting and both involve silencing strings. For rhythm guitar, muting lets you add a different feel to your music, making it sound stacato (choppy) or a little spooky, like in my solo version of Bob Dylan's "Gotta Serve Somebody". For lead guitar, muting keeps unwanted strings from being heard, usually helpful when playing faster leads. I have a short video on Palm Muting for Rhythm Guitar on my web site, just scroll down towards the bottom. Hope this helps!

Steve

RE: Muting

Thanks a lot, Steve. I loved the video on palm muting. My playing has been sounding a little momotonous to me, so maybe introducing palm muting might just liven things up a bit by adding another dimension to it. :)

How do you mute individual strings, while playing lead guitar?