Groovy Guitar Strums for Music Therapists – Part 1

Are you looking to add some variety to your guitar playing? Look no further!

Watch here and see if you are inspired to pick up your guitar and try some groovy new strum patterns…

Music Therapy Strum ~ “Rainstorm is Brewing” by Mahleah Benson

Upbeat Music Therapy Strum ~ “Days of the Week” by Amy Kalas Buser

Slap Strum ~ “It’s Always More Fun” (adapted) by Amy Kalas Buser

Upbeat Slap Strum ~ “I Am an Elephant” by Amy Kalas Buser

Rock Strum ~ “Uh Oh It’s Time to Go” (adapted) by Amy Kalas Buser

Be sure to comment and let me know how it goes!

If you’d like sheet music hop on over to the SONGS page of the Wholesome Harmonies website.

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Stay tuned for Part 2 where I’ll cover some fingerstyle techniques!

Comments (6)

  • Megan

    This is amazingly helpful! I can’t tell you how many times I get stuck in the same strum pattern. I always want some other options to mix things up a bit.

    Thanks for some great ideas! Can’t wait to put them to use!!

    • Amy

      Thank you Megan!
      I was the same way, believe me…the “music therapy strum” (as it’s so creatively called) was pretty much all I used there for a while! Part 2 will have some more ideas, as well. Thanks for the feedback – I appreciate it so much!

      Amy 🙂


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