8 Essential Strumming Patterns Page 3

Pattern 3

This pattern uses two tied note combinations therefore as you would expect the created upbeat adds a lot of interest to the rhythm.

You will notice that we have three upbeats in succession, so take this slowly at first and count out the rhythm using the 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & syllables.

Strum pattern 3

Pattern 4

Only one tie in this one. Remember to hold the pick lightly - in fact it might be a good idea to try different diameter picks. Say from .75mm through to 1mm.

Strum pattern 4


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