Strumming Patterns & Ties Part Two
In the previous lesson we looked at what exactly a tie does as well as the use of syncopation. In this lesson I have a couple of tied strumming patterns for you to check out.
I would suggest that you learn these new strumming patterns and then contrast them with the same patterns that don’t use the ties. That way you will be able to get a better perspective by comparing the different rhythms to each other.
Make a note of your favorite sounding strumming patterns so that you can quickly and easily refer back to them.
Strumming Pattern 01
This pattern is the same as strumming pattern 03 we’ve looked at before except here we don’t play beat 4. In our learn acoustic guitar course we talk more about anticipation which adds yet another level to your playing. In order to use this try switching to the new chord on the “AND” of 4. It gives things a little boost which is pretty cool!
Strumming Pattern 02
Here we have a mirror image of strumming pattern 1 on this page leaving out beat 2.
Strumming Pattern 03
This time we’re leaving out beat 3. You might notice that these 4 eight notes are grouped differently to the 4 eight notes in the previous 2 rhythms. Strumming Patterns 1 and 2 had 1 grouping of 4 notes and Strumming Pattern 3 had 2 groupings of 2 notes. Same amount of notes but a different way of writing them down. The reason for this is…
The Imaginary Barline
There’s an imaginary barline between beats 2 and 3 which should never be crossed with a beam. Seriously it’s an actual rule in music theory!
Just so you know why they look different!
Click here for more tied strumming patterns.