Guitar Strumming Patterns
for electric and acoustic guitar
Learning basic open chords is a good starting point in playing accompaniment to many songs, and with mastering a number of guitar strumming patterns from this lesson you'll be able to get your rhythm going much far and turn even simple chord progressions into sounding great accompaniment.
You don't necessarily need to learn all of them just pick up the ones you like and use them in your playing.
But remember: it's always very important to strum or pick the strings rhythmically correct and stable, you can use your foot to beat pulsation that will support the rhythm or use metronome or drum machine for it.
To create a beat with your foot use following counting:
1 – the foot knocks the floor. And - the foot lifts up,
2 – the foot knocks the floor. And - the foot lifts up,
3 – the foot knocks the floor. And - the foot lifts up,
4 – the foot knocks the floor. And - the foot lifts up
after the "4 - AND" switch back to "1 - AND - 2 - AND", and so on...
More Advanced Guitar Strumming Patterns
In the long strumming diagrams I included patterns which are two bars in length. That's why the count is repeated twice.
Note that some strums here are really short.
For easy remembering this pattern, see the sequence: 2 strums, 1 muted strum and again 2 strums, 1 muted strum, all the time, but in the end of the second bar play one extra muted strum.
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