Lesson 4 - Strumming On The Beat

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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

strum 3





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)                                                                                                                   

strum 4






NEW interactive TAB!

Strumming Pattern 1 - 4th Strumming (On the Beat)    

Set tempo to 80bpm (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.

Strumming Pattern 1 with chords E and A

Set tempo to 80bpm (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.

 

Song examples;

Click to go to full tutorials for each song!

For What Its Worth - Buffalo Springfield

Love Me Do - The Beatles

Achy Breaky Heart - Billy Rae Cyrus

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