Strumming Pattern 3 - 8ths Down and Ups

Pattern 3 8ths D U

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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