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Grade 6-12

How to Play Guitar: Strumming Patterns, Lesson 2

by Soon Il Higashino | Music

8 Lessons 45:58
  1. 1. Introduction: Two Strumming Patterns! 1:24
  2. 2. First Strumming Pattern 12:21
  3. 3. Accents 6:48
  4. 4. Let's Practice with More Chords! 2:32
  5. 5. Let's Play Hey Soul Sister by Train 10:46
  6. 6. Second Strumming Pattern 7:21
  7. 7. Let's Play A Thousand Years by Christina Perri 4:09
  8. 8. Conclusion 0:37

Grade 6-12


About the course

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play guitar? Didn't know where to start learning? "How to Play Guitar" is a series of guitar lessons that may help you with that! Strumming patterns Lesson 2 teaches two new useful strumming patterns: we'll learn these patterns and then learn how to play songs like Hey Soul Sister by Train and A Thousand Years by Christina Perri to practice them. We'll learn about accents and how we can use them when we strum to add more variety and flavor into our strumming. Let's have fun learning how to strum the guitar in different ways! :)


  • Guitar
  • Instrument
  • Music
  • Song
  • Strumming


Princeton University

I tutored students K-12 throughout high school in math and reading for 2 and a half years. I encouraged students to become self-learners and learn how to use tools they've been taught to solve any kind of problems they come across. I have taught small-group (1-3 college students) guitar lessons in college and have provided personalized advice and help to various individual guitar learners throughout high school and college.

Are you looking for new creative forms of self-expression through the arts and music? My courses focus on providing tools that can allow you to use music and art as your own creative outlets to express yourself with! I am currently focusing on teaching various music lessons, including guitar and singing, and hope to teach some lessons in drawing in the near future. I'm also passionate about the environment and studied civil and environmental engineering in college, and I hope to teach lessons about the environment in future courses as well.

I began tutoring students K-12 while in high school. I was very inspired to see the students learning how to become self-learners and beginning to use the tools they'd been taught to solve any kind of problems they came across. Over the past 12 years, I've taught myself how to play guitar and draw as ways of expressing myself creatively. I began giving personalized advice or support to my friends learning the guitar from high school and onwards. In college, I began offering small-group (1-3 people) guitar lessons to the student groups I performed guitar in. Teaching my peers the tools they needed to play guitar and watching them improve for themselves encouraged me to want to teach guitar to a wider audience. To me, music has been such an essential part of how I express myself and my emotions, and I want to help others in their journey of finding outlets for their own unique and wonderful creativity.

Through my courses, I strive to make learning a new creative activity, such as learning a musical instrument, more approachable by providing various exercises and multiple ways to practice the same technique to reinforce learning. I strive to teach with a positive and fun attitude to help engage Gooroo students in the challenging yet rewarding journey of learning!

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