What are strumming patterns?
Strumming patterns help keep up with the rhythm of the song.
The BMP (Beats Per Minute) shows how fast your strokes should be.
For some chord tabs, you can find the strumming patterns below the chord diagrams.
Note: Strumming patterns are not present in all tabs but we are gradually adding them.
Symbols in the strumming patterns
Here are the symbols you can see in the strumming patterns:
Many prefer to continue the hand movements without actually plucking the strings in order to keep the rhythm going.
Strumming pattern example
The strumming pattern has a beat rate of 160, and it goes like this:
downstroke, rest, downstroke, accented upstroke, rest, upstroke, muted downstroke, upstroke.
And then it repeats from the beginning without a pause at the end.
Play the strumming patterns
If you have trouble understanding the visual patterns, you can press the Play button on our website and hear the way it should sound with open strings.