Watch the Country Rhythm Grooves online guitar lesson by Denny Sarokin from Songwriter's Guide to Great Guitar

This kicks off our Classic Rhythm Grooves section, where we’ll analyze the basic up and down strum beats for popular styles of music. This will really help you tune into the “pocket” of your favorite records, and give you some great grooves to write your own songs over!

First up - country grooves, including country-pop(“Take It Easy”), country-shuffle(“I Love A Rainy Night”), country-swing (“Jambalaya”), and bluegrass.

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