Money (That's what I want) strum pattern on B7 and A7


stevelaba
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01/30/2023 9:34 pm

Hi, can someone tell me the best strum pattern to use when playing this song on the B7 and A7 chords when they first appear in the song.


The instuctor is going a bit too fast for me to pick up on what he is doing.


Thanks


steve 


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ChristopherSchlegel
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01/31/2023 12:00 am

At about 0:52 of the performance video you can see his strumming hand.


https://www.guitartricks.com/lesson/14107


Looks like he's playing the first 4 1/8th notes as quick downstrums, then the next series of 1/8th notes as up, down, then a quicker down & up on the final 2 1/16th notes.  Looks like the same pattern on the B7 & the A7.


I'd probably do alternate strumming throughout to make it more efficient.  But I think any way you can make those chord strums happen is fine. 


Hope that helps!


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03/16/2023 4:57 am

Sure! For the song "Money (That's what I want)" and specifically for the B7 and A7 chords, a common strum pattern to use would be a simple down-up strum, accentuating the first beat of each measure. You can try something like:


Down (on the first beat) - Down-Up (on the second and third beats)


For a more advanced option, you could also try incorporating some palm muting or syncopation into your strumming to give it some extra groove. But as a beginner, sticking to a simple down-up pattern should work just fine. Practice it slowly at first, and gradually increase your speed as you get comfortable with the chords and rhythm.


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06/24/2023 6:18 pm
#2 Originally Posted by: ChristopherSchlegel

At about 0:52 of the performance video you can see his strumming hand.


https://www.guitartricks.com/lesson/14107


Looks like he's playing the first 4 1/8th notes as quick downstrums, then the next series of 1/8th notes as up, down, then a quicker down & up on the final 2 1/16th notes.  Looks like the same pattern on the B7 & the A7.


I'd probably do alternate strumming throughout to make it more efficient.  But I think any way you can make those chord strums happen is fine. 


Hope that helps!

Thank you for this


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06/26/2023 4:27 pm
#4 Originally Posted by: stevelaba

Thank you for this

You're welcome!


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02/28/2024 3:51 am

When playing the song on the B7 and A7 chords, a common and effective guitar pattern to use is the "boom-chick" pattern.


 


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