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Now let's check out how to strum your way through a chord anticipation like the one we explored in the previous lesson. Let's find a way to keep strumming our way through it!

Start out by using our all 8th downstrokes strumming pattern. Now we'll change chords on the 'and of 2', meaning right after we've counted the number 2. Again it's extremely important that you verbalize all of this.
Otherwise you won't know if you're getting it right!

Musically, try to notice how much more exciting this sounds than if we switch chords on beat 3. There's nothing wrong with that, but it's a world away from how it sounds when we use the anticipation trick.

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