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The Jack Johnson Style

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Jack Johnson's strength as a rhythm guitarist lends well to his singer-songwriter style. In this example, the focus is on strumming with the right hand and hitting the guitar on beats 2 and 4.

It is also crucial to use all bar chord voicings, with the root on the low E string. The strumming occurs with the tips of the fingers, strumming back and forth across the strings along with the wrist hitting the body of the guitar. This combination of techniques played in the key of G creates a strong progression that lends itself well to the acoustic rock style.

A similar technique can be heard in Jack Johnson's song, "Upside Down."

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The Jack Johnson Style