If you’re hearing strumming patterns in your head that we haven’t hit on yet …
…you’ll probably find them here.
Syncopating sixteenth rhythms is very common and used in many styles of music.
The best way to achieve a natural rhythm is to practice playing straight sixteenths and while subdividing with your strumming hand, decide which strums to skip or to play.
This will also place a natural accent on these strums. Here’s an example of how you can break down your sixteenth note strumming into syllables:
1-ee-and-ah 2-ee-and-ah 3-ee-and-ah 4-ee-and-ah
Numbers and “ands” will always be downstrokes.
“ee’s” and “ah’s” will always be upstrokes.
Once you become comfortable knowing which strokes are placed on which syllables, you’ll be fine!
Try out these examples with an E chord to work on your strumming:
1-ee-and 2-ee-and 3-ee-and-ah ee ah
1 ah 2-ee 3 and 4-ee-and-ah
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