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Boom Chick Strumming Patterns For Open Chords

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Key of D


1 4 5

This is a 3 chord progression using the strumming pattern from the previous lesson. We will be using the 1, 4, and 5 chords out of the key of D. We are using open chords for this, not barre chords.

We'll play 1 measure of the 1 chord, or the D chord. 1 measure of the 4 chord, or the G chord. Go back to the 1 chord, for 1 measure. Then to the 5 chord, or the A chord.

I'm counting along in this, so try to play along. Remember we start on the count of 1, and the measures end on "e & a".

When you start changing chords, remember to play the bass/root on 1. On the count of 2 play the bass/5th, and switch every time you count a number.

This is another strumming pattern you should recognize when you hear it, and now you know how they're doing it.

Lesson Info
Instructor J.D. Jarrell
Boom Chick Strumming Patterns For Open Chords