Welcome to a new Q and A. For this one, we have Assaf Levavy from LickNRiff.
I don’t follow many YouTube channels but when Assaf puts up a new video I usually take notice. He has plenty of great arrangements which are not only interesting but original too.
He teaches everything to do with fingerstyle and fingerstyle arrangements, as well as improvisation, advanced techniques, advanced theory and cool composition ideas and tools. Check out his channel HERE.
His channel is great for intermediate and beyond guitarists and if you are one of these I think you will love his lessons.
A lot of his lessons take students down different rabbit holes than what I see from other YouTube tutors, especially for those looking to get deep down and dirty with some new ideas.
Anyway, here is the Q and A.
I’ve said it many times before, but I will say it again. I’m not a huge fan of when guitarists play a song and use just one strum pattern throughout the whole song.
It’s okay when starting out or learning the song but as soon as you are comfortable, start adding more strum patterns, variations and strum fills for a much more powerful effect. Today, I’ll show you how to seamlessly combine different strum patterns to create a piece of music that is exciting and vibrant.
I have a rule that I enforce on myself and which I encourage students to adhere to. That rule is, for every 10 hours I practice, I must spend at least 1 hour jamming with others.
Jamming with others is not only good for your musical soul, but will make you a better all round guitarist, and it feels damn great too.