Lesson 6 - 8th Strumming with Down and Ups

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Here we cover how to play 8th strumming with a down and up strumming motion, which has to be done in a particular way.

Pattern 3 8ths D U

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Set tempo to 80bpm (start slower if you need to), hit 'Loop', and jam along! 

Recap - Why ‘all downs’ or ‘downs and ups’ with 8th strumming?

  • 8ths 'all down' strumming is appropriate for slower songs (60 to 100 bpm)
  • 8ths 'down & up' strumming is appropriate for faster tempo songs (100 to 150bpm +)
  • Songs with this strumming include;

    Have A Nice Day - Stereophonics

    Cheerleader - OMI

    Songbird - Oasis

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