Learning to strum on what we call the "off-beat" is the number one way to improve the rhythm, feel and timing of most learner guitarists. When played simply, it is very associated with the reggae style. However, if you can learn this strumming pattern, the improvement in your strumming and rhythm will be felt in all areas of your guitar playing!
NEW interactive TAB!
Set tempo to 70bpm (start slower if you need to), hit 'Loop', and jam along!
On mobile, double tap TAB to loop and click the 'cog' symbol to set bpm.
Songs using this strumming pattern include;
Natural Mystic - Bob Marley
Keep On Movin' - Bob Marley
The Lazy Song - Bruno Mars
View a low res version of Andy's Strumming family tree PDF, which is your overall progress guide as well as provides song suggestions for each rhythm covered.
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