STRUMMING PATTERN #1 — A, C, E MINOR, G
Now that we have some more chords in our pocket, let’s apply the strumming patterns from a previous blog post to create some awesome new chord progressions for you to practice. As always, start slow with your metronome, and slowly increase the tempo as you get comfortable with the chords.
“The brain can only hold so much new information before it says “enough.” Scientists have studied the changes that occur to the brain when a person learns something new. They’ve found it takes a while for the brain to recover before it can process new information. So limit yourself to one hour a day on anything that is new or especially challenging.” - Joe Satriani
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With new chords in our pocket, let’s apply some strumming patterns.
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