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When you think of great strumming on the guitar, Creedence Clearwater Revival is a clear winner. Many of their classic songs utilize some important strumming techniques as well. So in this lesson, we’re going to have some fun by using a few of CCR’s most popular songs to learn some important strumming techniques.
The first song we’ll look at is “Have You Ever Seen The Rain”. With this tune, we’ll dive into a basic 8th-note strumming pattern. We’ll also be experimenting with accents and the all-important constant strumming technique!
The second song is “Proud Mary”. Here, we’ll incorporate some muted strums into an 8th-note strumming pattern. Rhythm guitar is often used to harmonize what’s happening on the drums. That’s a big tip for figuring out and coming up with strumming patterns for songs.
The third and final song we’ll look at is “Bad Moon Rising”. This is a great example of a song where you don’t use the constant strumming technique throughout the whole thing. We’ll also be using muting and a few small riffs between chord changes as well.
Playing real music is the whole reason we play guitar, so don’t be afraid to take a break from your exercises and use one or two of these songs in your daily practice routine.
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