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Strum Pattern 2 Like A Snare Drum

 

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In this strum pattern, we'll use the fret hand muting technique on the 2 and 4 counts. These counts are known as "the backbeat" and function just like a snare drum on a drum kit. Muting the strum on these counts give your strumming a rhythmic edge and locks you in with the other members of the group. If you're playing solo, it creates the illusion of a drum kit in your strumming. In either scenario it's a highly effective technique. Give it a try and get in the groove!
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