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Strumming Pattern 4/4 - DEMO

This is the 3rd pattern on page 36. I call this "The all-purpose 4/4 strumming pattern."

Strumming Pattern 3/4 - DEMO

This is the last strumming pattern on page 36. I call it "the all-purpose 3/4 strumming pattern.

Blackbird intro and Verse - DEMO

Here we go. This is the verse and intro to Blackbird by The Beatles.

Listen to the original by The Beatles.

Dust in the Wind Intro - Demo

Finally!! Here is a video of the intro to Dust in the Wind (slowed down).

Tequila Sunrise Strum Pattern (Demo)

Don't you hate when you can play the strumming pattern in class and then forget when you get home?  Here's the strumming pattern for Tequila Sunrise.  Hope it helps!

How Much Should I Practice?? (Tip)

I get asked this question all the time.  At first you're probably fine with 15  to 20 minutes of focused practice 3 to 4 times a week plus attending a one hour a week guitar class.  As you learn more material you will want to increase the time and frequency of your practice.  
I also get asked, "If I haven't practiced, should I still come to my class (or lesson)?"  You better!!  If you attend my classes long enough you will figure out that I like to listen to you play more than I like lecturing.  Class time is a great time for practice and learning.

Celebrate America 2009

Please mark your calendars.  There will be no evening group classes the week of June 29. 
I will be rehearsing for this years Celebrate America.  You're all invited.  It will be held on July 3rd at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View.  It is a free event (just pay for parking).  Family activities will start at 4pm and the mainstage performance and laser show will start at 8pm.
Here I am breathing a sigh of relief after performing Mason William's "Classical Gas" at last year's performance.