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!
Strumming Pattern 1 - 4th Strumming (On the Beat)
The goal is to play this strumming with the chord sequence below; a bar of E and a bar of A!
For What Its Worth - Buffalo Springfield
Love Me Do - The Beatles
Achy Breaky Heart - Billy Rae Cyrus
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