Carter-Style Guitar Basics: The Fundamentals of Carter-Style Guitar

As guitarist for the Carter Family, Maybelle Carter pioneered the boom-chuck approach to rhythm guitar. Download this helpful guide to become familiar with the most basic elements of the style.

  • Learn how to pluck a single root note on beat one of a measure and follow it with the other notes of a chord on the subsequent beats.
  • Master this exercise (and more) in the keys of G, C, and D.
  • Includes 6 minutes of video.

By David Surette