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`Ukulele Strums and The Modular Phonetic Rhythm System

PUBLISHED: Mar 12, 2013 UPDATED: Mar 12, 2013 • VIEWS: 28 • LESSON CODE: UL126-MPR

Instruments: ukulele guitar mandolin Subjects: beginneradvancedintermediaterhythmstrums

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`Ukulele Strums and The Modular Phonetic Rhythm System

Strums are Inseparably Linked to Rhythm

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Any strum can be broken down to its Modular Phonetic rhythmic syllables. Modular Phonetic Rhythm, by Chuck Anderson is a system for learning rhythm. It teaches rhythm phonetically - just as language does.

Remember Strums ARE Rhythm!!!.

I've used the Modular Phonetic System system with hundreds of private ukulele and guitar students with 100% success

The Modular Phonetic Rhythm system is what can be used for learning your strums. Learning to create and to recognize these rhythmic syllables. You’ll soon hear the rhythms with your eyes and recognize them by ear.

The Modular Phonetic Rhythm system is organized into four levels depending on the how the beat is sub-divided.

Level I

Level I in the Modular Phonetic system is where the beat is not sub-divided. This level contains four rhythmic syllables.

Level II

In Level II the rhythmic syllables are two beats each and contain six rhythmic syllables.

Level II

In Level III there are eight rhythmic syllables that are one, two or four beats each.

Level IV

In Level IV the rhythmic syllables are one beat each and contains six rhythmic syllables.

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Rhythm and Strums Level II Rhythmic Pairs - Lesson One • Updated: Nov 14, 2016

Modular Phonetic Level II Rhythmic Syllable 1 of 6 and 2 of 6.

Rhythm and Strums Level II Rhythmic Pairs - Lesson Two • Updated: Apr 26, 2016

Modular Phonetic Level II Rhythmic Syllable 3 of 6.

Rhythm and Strums Level II Rhythmic Pairs - Lesson Three • Updated: Nov 18, 2017

Modular Phonetic Level II Rhythmic Syllable 4 of 6

Rhythm is inseparably linked to strums

Strumming requires a specific set of skills. They are:

  • Memorization of chords
  • The ability to switch chords smoothly and
  • The ability to choose and execute a suitable rhythmic strum.

This is where these series of lessons will help.

Rhythm and Strums Level II Rhythmic Pairs - Lesson Five • Updated: Apr 26, 2016

Modular Phonetic Level II Rhythmic Syllable 6 of 6.

Rhythm and Strums Level II Rhythmic Pairs - Lesson Four • Updated: Apr 26, 2016

Modular Phonetic Level II Rhythmic Syllable 5 of 6.

Rhythm is inseparably linked to strums.

Strumming requires a specific set of skills. They are:

  • Memorization of chords
  • The ability to switch chords smoothly and
  • The ability to choose and execute a suitable rhythmic strum. This is where these series of lessons will help.

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