Alternating Bass Strum Exercise [open chords]

Adding individual bass notes to your chord progressions adds a lot of excitement. It can “level up” your chord pattern in a lot of cases. Think about Folsom Prison Blues by Johnny Cash as a good example.

This exercise will run through the open chords with their alternating bass notes. This is not just a good exercise. It also shows you the common alternating bass notes for the open chords.



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Comments on Alternating Bass Strum Exercise [open chords]

  1. Grant says:

    I appreciate the explanation of 1,3,5 and using that to see why each string is used for the alternating base notes.

    1. Tomas says:

      I’m glad you liked this Grant.

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