6 Strumming Tips for the Acoustic Guitar

The acoustic guitar is a wonderfully complex instrument with countless harmonic and rhythmic variables that can affect the overall mix of your band. Having played with over 30 worship teams in the past year, there is perhaps no greater musical dysfunction than the overplaying acoustic guitar player. If you play acoustic guitar in the worship band this video is for you:


My name is Mike O’Brien and I am passionate about teaching and mentoring through music. My calling is to use my experience as a producer, worship leader, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist to come alongside musicians, helping them more fully worship God with their instrument and lives. Find out more how I can help your worship leaders and teams HERE.





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2 thoughts on “6 Strumming Tips for the Acoustic Guitar

  1. Hi Mike,
    I don’t think we’ve ever met, but we have a mutual friend, Kim Gentes. He posted this video on his FB page and it really helped me. I am a very basic, small group only, worship leader who had never taken any guitar lessons. Loved your instruction on strumming. BTW…Kim (and Jordan) lead worship for my home group. Kim and I have worked together for about 28 years, or so…planting a church and doing life.