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Four Famous Core `Ukulele Strums - Pattern One

The number one, most famous strumming, a.k.a. rhythmic pattern used on a stumming instrument.

PUBLISHED: Jan 29, 2013 UPDATED: Jan 29, 2013 • VIEWS: 12 • LESSON CODE: UL126-LII11

Instruments: ukulele Subjects: beginnerstrums

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Four Famous Core `Ukulele Strums - Pattern One

For ukulele there are four core, basic strums that will get you started. This is the first of the four core patterns.

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As the strumming stroke can be either down or up. To sync your strumming with the pulse of the music, the strongest or loudest stoke will be perceived as the pulse or downbeats. Using the down stroke on the downbeats reinforces this connection.

The left and right hand on the ukulele don't always follow direction. You might need it use verbal commands for the strumming hand to follow directions and sync with the pulse of a four beat pattern. Simply say down for the down stroke and up for the up stroke. D is down and U is up.

The standard rhythmic notation for this pattern in 4/4 time is eight eighth notes, two groups of four each in a four beat measure or bar fo music:

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Four Famous Core `Ukulele Strums - Pattern - Pattern Two • Updated: Jan 31, 2013

For ukulele and guitar there are four core, basic strums that will get you started. This is the second of the four core patterns.

Four Famous Core `Ukulele Strums - Pattern - Pattern Three • Updated: Jan 31, 2013

For ukulele there are four core, basic strums that will get you started. This is the third of the four core patterns.

Four Famous Core `Ukulele Strums - Pattern - Pattern Four • Updated: Jan 31, 2013

For ukulele there are four core, basic strums that will get you started. This is the fourth of the four core patterns.

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