Welcome to the Rhythm Guitar Quick-Start Series. These lessons are ideal for guitarists that want establish a solid foundation for playing rhythm guitar. The ideas and concepts covered here are essential for guitarists interested in playing popular songs, jamming with friends, or even performing live music. It doesn’t matter if you play acoustic guitar or electric guitar – the lessons apply equally to both.
If you are brand new to playing the guitar it’s recommended that you go through the Beginner Guitar Quick-Start Series before jumping into these videos. Those beginner guitar lessons cover some important basics that will prepare you for the information covered in this rhythm series.
If you are ready to learn how to play rhythm guitar go ahead and start with the first lesson. As with all of our quick-start series it’s recommended that you go through the lessons in the order they are presented. You’ll learn how to play power chords, how to use power chords, how to play bar chords, major bar chord shapes, minor bar chord shapes, common chord progressions, how to play open chords, essential strumming patterns, how to develop timing and feel, and dynamic strumming tips.