Express Guitar - The Ultimate Guitar Learning Kit

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Guitar Lessons: Beginner

Learn the best strumming patterns for virtually any slow song.




What is the best strumming style to use when playing slow songs (50 beats per minute or less), like for example, some religious songs sang in church? I don't seem to have a problem playing songs which go 60 bpm or over, but on slower songs, I seem to have a problem getting a sense of any rhythm at all. Would using triplets help me to keep in step with the beat for very slow songs? Any other styles?


Yes, eight note triplets are a good idea if appropriate for the song.

A good idea is simply one strum on the first beat and let the chord ring for the rest of the bar.

Finger picking (arpeggio style) can be effect, again it depends on the piece.

In summary *less is more*, leave those beautiful spaces in the music, it let's the music breathe.



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