Improve strumming by Foot Tapping

It really helps if you develop the habit of tapping your foot whenever you listen to any music. This will help you feel a beat naturally, rather than having to count it.

At this level, we’re going for strumming patterns more complex than just playing on the beat. You should therefore tap your foot on the beat to really internalise the rhythm and make it automatic that you play in time.

Step 1

Tap while playing on the beat down strums

Strumming Stage 1

Foot                   Foot                Foot                    Foot

Step 2

Tap your foot on the beat while playing either of the strumming patterns at this level, or any that you know. This is particularly beneficial along to a metronome or the drumbeats provided in lesson 2.

8th-Strumming

Foot             Foot               Foot                Foot