Intermediate Practice Sessions

These intermediate practice sessions will get you started on more advanced soloing techniques and more diverse strumming patterns and rhythm ideas. Use the videos as part of your daily practice routine and commit to really focusing during the session. Dedicated practice is the best way to improve.


The 12 Bar Blues is one of the most famous guitar chord progressions. In this practice session, Peter Vogl will show you how to play it with a swing feel. As you watch the video, pay attention to your right hand technique and make sure you are playing the strum pattern correctly. This one is a bit fast, so you may have to work on it several times to play everything cleanly and in time.

Lesson Guide:

2:11 — Strum Pattern

3:09 — Exercise 1

6:21 — Exercise 2