Rock Strum Jam Along

2 Week ‘Kick Start’ Beginner Guitar Course
– with Mark McKenzie Part 15

“Jam Along With The Rock Strum Backing Track”

It’s time to consolidate all the new skills you’ve learned. To do that, we’re going to get you jamming along with me in a backing track.

Guitar is all about confidence and that only comes from mastering each skill step-by-step. These jam tracks will help you do that.



  1. Peter busier

    Because of your privacy settings I am unable to open video lessons

    1. Jon Coursey Post author

      Hi Peter, is this video still not playing for you? It seems a few people had this issue happen at the same time and I’m wondering if the player was down for a time. Videos are playing fine here. Let me know. Thanks.

  2. Erich

    Hi Mark,
    How do I thank thee for all this marvellous stuff. Its all been there donkey years, I know, but the way you put it to us makes you the Instructor par excellence!! Thank You!!

    I have one small suggestion, if I may to help some of those who have difficulty with English in its many accents. Could you, especially when you are giving us a chord progression to be pencilled down, also have the chord names printed onscreen as you say them? Just a suggestion.


    Erich Leonhard.

  3. Helen Rutherford

    Hi Mark, just wanted to say thank you for your lessons. I’ve enjoyed the lesssons and learning to play the guitar. Looking for to progressing onto some other lessons. Thank you, Helen

  4. Chris

    Hi Mark, finding it a bit tough keeping right arm rhythm and changing chords on time any advice. Really enjoying what your teaching so far

  5. chris

    Thanks, Mark. Darned good and well conducted lessons. Picked up loads.

  6. Luis José Fajardo

    Very good lessons. Simply great!… Thankyou so much.

  7. Randy Slack

    Thanks so much mark for your lessons and youtube I have been getting comfortable in playing and my progress is really gaining .

  8. Tas

    Hi Mark,
    I have been enjoying your lessons and learning more than I could possibly do on my own. I have a question. My finger tips are getting harder but still sore. Also my arm gets sore too. I want to practice every day should I push thru or give it a break? Also I tend to get stuck at a level without much improvement but don’t want to add more things to learn until I get the lesson down right.
    Thank you.

    1. Mark McKenzie

      Hi Tas, great questions! Here’s my short answers: Should you push through? Yes, if you can, then absolutely. Should you practice every day? Yes, if you can do so and still enjoy it – then do that. Should you worry about getting it perfect before moving ahead? That depends – if you can’t play the thing you’re learning right now, AT ALL, then you need to put in some more practice hours on it. If you can play it, but not perfectly, and you feel like learning more… you can definitely start adding other things to your playing. The key thing is that you’re playing, using all your skills as often as possible, and reinforcing them. I’ve written a few articles on the blog about all these questions. You can find them here:,,, Good-luck!

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