The Strumming Simplified package includes four complete theory/technique lessons with 60 parts total.
Lesson 1: Strumming Simplified Volume 1
Strumming Simplified is a series of lessons designed to give the guitar student all the fundamentals they need to become a solid rhythm player. Tools & Techniques features instruction on using a pick, or your fingers to strum, pointers on changing chords, and some beginning strumming patterns. We recommend you consult the lesson A Chord Companion for information on fingering the common chords used on the guitar
Lesson 2: Strumming Simplified Volume 2
This is the continuation of Volume 1.
Lesson 3: Chord Companion
A Chord Companion is a series of lessons showing and demonstrating how to play all the chords commonly used on the guitar.
There are two sets of four lessons; the first set deals with open chords and the second set goes over barre chords. This is the 1st lesson in our new series- The Complete Rhythm Guitarist.
Lesson 4: Practice Partner
Strumming Volumes 1 and 2 are part of a series of lessons designed to give the guitar student all the fundamentals they need to become a solid rhythm guitar player. This lesson, Practice Partner Volume 1, includes strum-along exercises of the patterns explained in Strumming Volume 1. We recommend you consult the lesson A Chord Companion for information on fingering the common chords used on the guitar, as well as Fundamentals VII – Chords In A Major Key to understand the references to chords by number rather than name. Each of the five exercises presents one strumming pattern playing through a chord progression in five different keys. The keys used are those that are most common among acoustic guitar players- A, C, D, E, and G, with the addition of a couple in minor keys. They are graded in terms of tempo and number of chords used as well. The numbering of an exercise indicates a rhythmic patter followed by the key it is in. For example, exercise 4D would be the Ballad Pattern in the key of D, while 4E would be the same pattern in the key of E. A guide to the patterns used for each exercise follows.