Lesson 4 - Strumming On The Beat

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

Next Up: Lesson 5 - 8th All Down Strumming

Well done! Let's jump into the next lesson of the course.