A tie goes great with a smart suit. It is also used in music when we do not play on a main beat. This strumming is another variation on '8th down and up strumming' from Level 2, here’s a reminder of that:
If you haven’t covered how to miss out strums yet, see Level 3 strumming as you’ll need to know that before attempting this. This is harder as we are missing out beat 3. It is also the MOST COMMON STRUMMING PATTERN. It is used in the songs Sweet Child O Mine, She Sells Sanctuary, I’m A Believer and Good Golly Miss Molly (from Level 5), Hey Brother from (Level 6), And Dock Of The Bay and Saw Her Standing There from Level 7. Told you it was common!
The important thing is to keep your hand moving the same as your normal 8th strumming. If there’s a pause at any point, it will go wrong. This can be tough but you will get it! If you really struggle, you’ll want to master your Level 3 strumming before attempting this.
If you struggle with the strumming pattern above, make sure you can do this one first as the hand motion is the same!