Watch the Creating A Simple Practice Loop online guitar lesson by Robbie Calvo from Creative Looping Handbook

Practice begins with simple ideas first. If you're new to looping, taking a simple one chord vamp will be the best place to start so you won't have to worry about complex chord changes. All you'll need to focus on is creating interesting loops that are one measure in length. Think about tempo and rhythmic feel, the chord voicing you will use, and any potential overdubs. Rehearse these parts if you need to before committing them to your recorded loop. Next, we'll take a look at creating a simple loop with a scratch rhythm guide in a shuffle feel.