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8 Essential Strumming Patterns Page 4

Pattern 7

The patterns on this page are both three beat patterns.

The time signature at the beginning of the music tells us there are three quarter notes per bar therefore instead of eight eighth notes to each bar we now have only six.

Still use our counting method set out in earlier lessons and keep the right hand playing eight note patterns.

Strum pattern 37

Pattern 8

Another pattern in three beats to the bar.

Music in three to the bar is not as common as four beat rhythms but it does add an interesting feel to a song and it's well worth the effort to master.

Strum pattern 8

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