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16th Note Strumming Pattern

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Now it's time to play through our practice tune up to speed with the backing track. As always, you're more than welcome to just watch and listen a couple of times before you start playing along yourself.

I hope you've had fun with this new groove and strumming pattern. I'm guessing that at least 90% of the songs you'll play in the future will have 4/4 beats with either 8th note or 16th note subdivisions, so you can already consider yourself quite prepared when it comes to strumming patterns. Especially since you also know how to strum in ¾ . The first step is of course to learn the mechanics of all of it, but the next step once you've managed that is to make it all feel good. Make it groove! Even when you're playing chords and even if you have a drummer you still have to consider yourself a rhythm instrument.
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