Watch the Calypso online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Acoustic Guitar 8: Advanced Techniques

Calypso - Technique #28 is a video guitar lesson presented by Muriel Anderson and is sourced from 50 Right-Hand Techniques You Must Know.


This is an easy strum that gives a different, lively feel to accompany songs.

Try it with different songs that you wouldn't think of as calypso. This and the rhumba slap strum (next) are two of the first right hand patterns I learned when I started guitar at age eight.