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Quarter Note Strum
Chords and music are organized into bars or measures with the most common number of beats per bar or measure being four. One of the most basic strumming patterns and the foundation for ALL future strumming is the Quarter Note Strum.
As the name implies this strumming pattern is one quarter note per beat. For songs in common 4/4 time where there are four beats per measure or bar. This is one down stroke per beat.
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These are the ukulele lessons that every ukulele player just starting out a bit seasoned should take a look at.
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Building Your Core Strums for Ukulele
Rhythm is in-separately linked to strums. Using the Modular Phonetic Rhythm System developed by Chuck Anderson this series of lessons start with the core four strums all ukulele players use and throughly digs in to the many variations possible.
As rhythm are in-separately linked with strums these lessons are suitable for any stringed instrument like guitar, banjo and mandolin capable of playing chords.
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One of the most basic strumming patterns you can do, and the foundation for ALL future strumming, a.k.a rhythmic patterns where the underlying beat is quarter note based - is the Quarter Note Strum.
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