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Boom-Chick Strumming Barre Chords #1


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Instead of open chords this time we're using a barre chord, and playing 16th notes.

We are also using both up,and down strokes with the picking hand. Play the root note on the 6th string, on the count of 1. The motion of bringing your pick back up even counts as a note, and it's called a ghost note. Then on the word "and" you strum the strings with a down stroke. On "a" strum the strings with an up stroke, Try to get all the strings on the down stroke, and try to catch the first four strings when coming back up. Do the same on 2 and a, 3 and a, 4 and a.

It wont be hard to do if you start slowly, but you will have to get used to this too. It's also very useful doing this with barre chords, the strum is the same no matter which barre chord you are playing.

I'm counting along in this one too, start on the count of one, and remember the measure ends on 4 and a.
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