What’s The Problem?

Several instruments playing to create the rhythm.
May not be a guitar rhythm that’s dominate

Often the rhythm of a song is created by a combination of the drums, bass and rhythm instrument like guitar. To come up with a rhythm that works on acoustic guitar you’ll need to use a rhythm pattern that best gives the feel of the song. This often means simplifying the basic groove.

Listen to the entire rhythm of the song (bass, drums and guitar) and coming up with a basic pattern that creates the same groove on acoustic guitar.


Learn to play a library of strum patterns
Listen for the groove
Experiment with different patterns