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Strumming Patterns

Strumming Patterns 

There are many different patterns you could play. How do you know where to start with strumming? Listen to songs where you can clearly hear strumming patterns. Part of what you hear you will internalize. Watch a video of someone strumming a guitar and now you will visualize it. Try clapping out the rhythm. It takes time to get comfortable strumming patterns efficiently, but with further practice you’ll be strumming your favorite songs in no time.

Try this as an example..below I’ve taken two chords and divided them up into 2 measures. Each one will be given a downward stroke. Strum the guitar on each beat in a downward motion.  Repeat this as necessary.

G                      D
/    /    /    /        /    /    /    /

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December 5, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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