What are bars and beats?
Beat- the regular pulse throughout
Bar- 4 beats, to a count of 1, 2, 3, 4
Tempo (aka bpm)- the speed of this count
Strumming Pattern Intro - Spreads
This is where we strum once per bar on beat 1. The chord should ring out for the rest of the bar. This is a great place to start when learning any new song as it gives you chance to learn the chord changes. Plus- many real songs actually start like this!