3 Strumming Patterns for a 4/4 Common Time Song

Hey Rockers, 

Here is the second episode in a series of Guitar Exercises - short videos to help you improve your technique from an amateur to a more advanced guitar player.

This episode focuses on 3 Strumming Patterns you can use whilst playing your guitar chords in 4/4 time. 4/4 is a time signature where the musician counts 4 crotchet beats to a bar.

Strumming patterns (alternate picking):

  • Down Down-Up-Down-Up-Down-Up
  • Down Down-Up  Up-Down-Up
  • Down Down   Up-Down-Up