Missing out down strums in a rhythm is much harder than missing out up strums. I have one strange problem though.. you know your “if you can say it you can play it”, well I can play some patterns pretty fast when I get the feeling but my problem is I lose the connection between counting and strumming in the speed, so I don`t know which beat I’m on and therefore if I should already change the chord or no. When you do this, try hitting the strings as you do (on beats 2 and 4). However, learning to finger pick someone said I needed to learn single notes.
Even better, get a metronome to keep time for you! This simple pattern is the most basic, and can be strummed to whole notes, half notes, quarter notes, or even eighth and 16th notes.
This was just what I was looking for as my strumming was all over the place your video was the motivation I needed here in my beginners stage of playing the ukulele!!
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Most ukulele strumming patterns are made up of really simple elements. James.
If you miss out a down strum (or more than two strums on the trot), it’s sometimes a good idea to us the ‘ghost strum’. 1, 2, 3 and 4), make your downward strums fall on beats 1 and 3, like this: Until you get onto very complicated strumming styles, keeping the downward strums on these beats will help you keep in time and avoid that awkward situation where everyone else is strumming down when you’re strumming up!
Personally I never really know which pattern I’m playing unless I analyse afterwards, but I know some people really need a strumming pattern to guide them through a song.
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I’m not entirely sure what you mean when you say a chord chart with 4 or 5 single notes? The patterns I’ve given you here are just to spice up your playing a little, feel free to experiment with them – try them on songs you don’t think they’ll fit into, you might be surprised.
I do not read music but what I mean is I know chords are made up of 2 or more notes. Hopefully you'll find it a useful resource and will learn some new patterns and chords to try out. Try your hand at some advanced ukulele strumming techniques, https://ukulelego.com/articles/get-to-know-your-ukulele-fretboard/, Can’t Help Falling in Love by Twenty One Pilots Ukulele Lesson, Changing Fingering For Faster Chord Changes. Tap your foot on the beat and start slowly and steadily with these rhythms. Think of it as improvising! I would have liked you to strum the patterns a bit longer so I could see & hear at the same time. Susan. 4/4 Strumming Patterns. This entitles you to our fantastic newsletters with useful ukulele tips and special offers. I haven’t noted any songs alongside these patterns as I think you should let your ear guide you as to which you think works with the song you’re playing – also don’t feel limited to playing one throughout a whole song.