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8Strummer

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iPhone / iPad
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  • Education
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A RHYTHM GUITAR PRIMER:

Keep that pick hand moving in time, until it becomes second nature.

A VITAL RESOURCE FOR PRACTISING AND IMPROVING RHYTHM GUITAR SKILLS:

Practise strumming complex rhythm patterns and get your timing perfect!

A USEFUL SONGWRITING TOOL:

Find the perfect groove for your next song!

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Strumming in 8ths is:

* 4 down-strums on the numbered beats
* 4 up-strums on the 'ands':

1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & = down, up, down, up, down, up, down, up.

Strumming in 16ths is:

* 8 down-strums on the numbered beats and the 'ands'
* 8 up-strums on the in-betweens:

1 e & a 2 e & a 3 e & a 4 e & a = down, up, down, up, etc...

IMPORTANT: Always keep your strumming hand moving up and down evenly - including rest strokes.

• Practice with a click and one of 27 chord shapes.
• Save your favourite patterns
• Shake to randomise the pattern
• Different notation types
• Muted and ringing chords

Designed and produced in collaboration with guitarist and tutor Simon Nelson