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Lesson 5 – Classic Country & Bluegrass Rhythm Guitar Course
In the previous lessons of this course, I taught you several important strumming techniques that’ll make your rhythm guitar playing sound country and bluegrass. We covered the basics in lesson one of this series, and then we worked our way up to some fairly complex country bluegrass rhythm in later lessons.
In this guitar lesson, I’m going to show you seven different strumming patterns that will make your playing sound even more country. I’ll break down each strumming pattern in detail and then we’ll practice our country strumming over the classic country song “Write This Down” by George Strait.
What makes a strumming pattern sound country? In this guitar course, I’ll show you! Check out the course outline at
Visit to learn common bluegrass flatpicking guitar licks to use at your next bluegrass jam. All licks come with tablature and you can use them with several different bluegrass songs. These flatpicking licks can be used to improvise over bluegrass songs like Man of Constant Sorrow, Wildwood Flower, Red Haired Boy, Salt Creek, Gold Rush, Cripple Creek, Cherokee Shuffle, etc.