The classic “Bo Diddley Beat” is a must know guitar technique. It’s a brilliant combination of strumming chords, and muting strings. It’s fairly complicated, so I would highly recommend checking out the song.

Bo Diddley is widely considered to be one of the creators of rock n roll. Without Bo, who knows what music would be like today.

Here’s one of the best things about guitar. By learning one strum pattern and a few chords, you learn tons of new songs. In this lesson we are going to be nailing down Bo Diddley’s “Who Do You Love,” U2’s “Desire” and George Michaels “Faith”. Bo Diddley is obviously the creator of this technique, and Faith aas well as Desire are both great examples of what people have done with the “Bo Diddley Beat!”

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Awesome Strumming Patterns Bo Diddley Rhythm lesson

0:36 Intro
1:21 Getting a feel for the Rhythm
2:47 U2’s Desire
6:20 George Michael’s Faith
14:05 Who Do You Love

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Will Ripley & Mike B from Campfire Guitar Star