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Rhythm Basics | Figure Out ANY Strumming Pattern by EAR!

Jun 01, 2021
four How did it seem strange to you? Because I added an extra one. It shouldn't have been too difficult. This should be one. two and three four, so you have two pairs of eighth notes in that one. This type of

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ic dictation is a really fantastic way to learn how to do this and it's one of the things you get if you start practicing clapping now again on the other. website, there are many resources for this, including an exercise page. I definitely recommend that you go and print and write on it because there's definitely something about the actual physical writing of this stuff that really helps, so go check it out and it's a free download. on the website just walk up and grab it, okay, we'll do one more and then since you insist, okay, here we go, so two, three, four, one, two, three, four, one, two, three, Four, how was that one?
rhythm basics figure out any strumming pattern by ear
Well, that was one, two and three. and four or a quarter note octave octave octave note note, okay, it appears on the screen here for you to review. Make sure you did it right. If you're having trouble writing this clearly, download part of the free document. that I have the free manuscript that you can get from my website and just practice writing a little bit. All of these things are about practicing the first time you do it. Your notes may look a little crooked or a little like circles or sometimes you put the stem on the wrong side, don't worry, it will just take a little practice, but if you have a particular problem with some things, then you know a little practice on that very specific thing.
rhythm basics figure out any strumming pattern by ear

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It's probably a good idea, so now it's time to do some guitar stuff. I want you to write it down, but it would be a really good idea to play this stuff too to play, grab your guitar and grab a pen. and paper there to write it, but I also try to play it on the guitar, now the

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of one, two and three and four almost always take it down, they strum almost always and can take a strum up or a strum down, but for now I would recommend that you keep it as an upward strum, so one and two and three and four and down up down up down one and two and three and four and okay, learn to keep your hand moving.
rhythm basics figure out any strumming pattern by ear
I find it really useful when listening to a

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. If I move my hand to the music, I can feel where the rhythm is and where the ups and downs are a little easier. Look, it's a little trick you might like. Try that too, so the idea here is that you're going to do rhythmic dictation again just like we did with the claps, but with the claps I made a beat, then I stopped, then I made a beat that I stopped and that's not realistic what you hear. In

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s it's very often much more continuous than that, so I'm going to play the same pattern four times.
rhythm basics figure out any strumming pattern by ear
Now, this first time I'm going to say where everyone is just to make sure you're on the right track. I'm not going to do that in the future, okay, I'll do it this first time. Make sure we're all on the same page and you can write it right, but the metronome has 70 beats per minute, two, three. four one two one foreigner how did you find that? You have it written one two and three four one two and three four then black eighth eighth black black one two and three four if you haven't understood it well, skip the video go back a little, make sure you get to the starting point, listen to it again and see if you can

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out where you went wrong because this is pretty basic stuff, if you don't understand it you just need to go over it a few times.
Make sure you get it right if your writing is a little sloppy, don't worry too much, but work on it, you want it to be clean, so do exercise number two now, so this time I'll touch it without saying where it's due. one is so I'm going to play the same pattern over and over again. I'll still give you the bill. We recommend that you count in parallel. Try writing it first. Find out what it is, maybe before you give it. the answer you might also play a few times with your own muted strums. Make sure you can understand it if you understand it the first or second time.
You could play with me for the last couple. Make sure you understood it correctly. If you want to complete it, it's really up to you, I recommend you write it first and get to work on the writing part, so here we go, let me check what I'm doing here today, come on two, three, four , as? If you do it so that one is one, two, three and four, then quarter note, quarter note, octave, octave, octave, then you would have had two pairs of eighth notes, sometimes when you get four eighth notes you will see the four joined by one. bar there at the top, but I wouldn't recommend doing that yet, just keep it in pairs.
I think it's a little safer for now, let's move on to exercise number three, then two, three four, that one, two and three and four quarters. note eight eighth eighth eighth fourth okay, so two pairs of eighth notes there in the middle, that's really probably the most common rhythmic keying that we're going to have, particularly when we mess with it a little bit in the next lesson using a tie becomes in the most common strumming pattern of all time that one let's do one more uh okay dokey two three four here we go that one was one and two and three and four so three pairs of eighth notes and then a quarter note There Lonely at the end, okay , so I hope you get along with it, if you're struggling let me know in the comments.
I'll see what I can do to help you

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it out if you have any questions, remember that the website is always a little bit better for help with your questions and this type of exercise. In fact, all of the exercises in this course are really great things to do with a jam body if you have someone to practice with. regularly you could write a rhythm and then play that rhythm for your friend your friend would have to listen to you write it and play it you would have to recognize if he played it or she played it correctly then you would be able to know oh yeah you did it right you can check his notation make sure that they have written it correctly and help each other if someone does not write things clearly enough.
You know, working with other people I always think makes it a lot more fun, so if I have the opportunity to have an improv partner or a practice partner. It's really cool to do, so now let's get a little more real and see how it goes, so I'm going to play the same thing. Strum pattern for eight measures, but I'm also going to change the chords so that the chord sounds. I'll keep the rhythm the same, but I want you to write the rhythm pattern so it's exactly like this, hey. What is the strumming pattern in this song I'm about to play?
I want you to try writing it. It's considerably harder when the chords change and the notes play because it's a little more distracting, but do it. as best you can, it's not that hard, this is a great first step, we're still left with just 8th notes and quarter notes, so nothing should get too crazy here, let's see how we continue starting with question one, two, three, four, let's ask one, enter for that one is going to be finished on the website, let's go straight to question two, two, three, four foreign, that one wasn't too difficult, let's go straight to number three, two, three, four, foreign.
The part of this you should also remember is that we are trying. just listening to the rhythm so even though I'm playing chords now they're there to distract you I don't really even think about it regardless of what you think about the chords I'm playing or that progression was nice so the progression wasn't all , we didn't like the way it was working, you're just thinking about the beat and trying to write the beat that should be the focus of your attention, so you're learning to erase everything. those other things and just focusing on what's important, which right now is the rhythm of what I'm playing, not the chords, we train our ears to hear the chords all the time, but that shouldn't be the point.
The last one is always good, hey, here we go, two, three, four, there we go, that was the last one. One really interesting thing for me when doing this exercise is that I always want to put variations. This is one of those things where people say what the initial pattern is. For that song, well, it's based on that strain pattern, but there's always variations every four or eight or 16 bars or whatever, it's part of the process, so again, when you transcribe in the real world, you'll find that. there's a pat pattern that you hear and say, oh yeah, it's always the same pattern, but there will be a variation from time to time, okay, that's normal, that's what happens when you're working on a strumming pattern for a song you're looking for, the general type, what's the most consistent strumming pattern in that particular tune, every once in a while you get songs where there's a very, very specific pattern, Wonder Wall by Oasis Springs, coming to mind as something very identifiable . specific strumming pattern that most people want to learn if they're playing that tune and you probably shouldn't try to do it yet because it's pretty complicated and we're trying to keep it nice and simple for now.
I'll be honest, I was hoping to give you some real world examples and go, hey, look, you know your quarter notes and your eighth notes, go and listen to these 10 songs and see if you can figure out what the strong patterns are, but I'm actually finding it very hard to find. songs where the strumming patterns are so straight all the time, so they would be a nice easy introduction. I'm sure I'll find some and as soon as I find them put them on the website so go and check if it's on YouTube check the link in the description if it's already on the website they'll be in the text part from the lesson a little bit below because It would be good if you put this into real world things, so now, the first thing is that I would recommend that you practice a little more clapping or tapping, it is completely up to you to use the pick on the back of your guitar. to play if you want or a pencil on a table or you can clap, you know, be loud and proud if you want, it doesn't really matter, on the website there is a page of rhythms to practice exactly that, so just look at it. and you practice counting by counting really important part and you literally look at the page go one two and three four one and two three four one two three four one and two and three four whatever just sitting there and clapping you would be surprised how much it helps the fact that Are you watching and applauding?
Do you get bored of doing that? Do this two three and four one and two and three four one and two and three four one two three and four you're still getting that same practice and you're also training your hand up to move consistently, which is fantastic practice. You see a lot of different benefits from playing beats, definitely transcribing stuff from one of your friends is good if you're alone. Using your phone's recorder works great, just press record, play a pattern over and over again several times, maybe record ten different patterns and then play them again randomly after a few days so you forget what they are and then see if you can write them down, practicing your writing skills is definitely something I would like you to work on before the next lesson so you can write these things down with confidence.
There are lots of fun things in the next lesson. I'm going to look at a little thing called timing once you know how to put on your tie, it opens up almost all of the most common strumming patterns, but before you get there, make sure you have a solid foundation here, make sure you know. your whole note your white your quarter note and your octave that you can write them that you put your tails on the right side that you can do the rhythmic dictation of clapping or tapping that you can do it from the off strum and the strum where you have some rhythm if you have the chance to do it with your cool friend if you haven't done it, it'll be fine and make sure you've done it at least I don't know a dozen times or clapped or strummed the sheet you can read on the website; those things are really very important, it's much better to build a solid foundation and build on it than to be in a hurry to move on to the next thing and then I always feel like it's a little shaky, that's not a great method, so I really hope you enjoyed this first session today and feel a sense of accomplishment as you progress.
It feels kind of steep. Going up when you start with rhythmic dictation and understanding how rhythm works, it seems pretty scary, but it's not that long, so it's like the first few weeks of this type of practice, it's like, oh God, will I be able to do it? This is really difficult. I can't write it or don't you know? Maybe the rhythm isn't for me. I don't know. I'm dysrhythmic or whatever you know it's not like that it's just practice so you just want to stay slow and steady win the race here just keep adding a little practice every day if the first time you just They get three right. then the next day maybe you get four right, the next day you get six right, and so on, so keep going even if it's a little difficult, the benefits of doing this are real, they're really big.
It will transform the way you play You will no longer have to ask people what the rhythm pattern is for that song You will be able to do it yourself You will be able to write your own rhythms in your tablatures There are many benefits just when you Hear things,you will internalize the rhythm better. It's really, it's a lot more important than it seems on the surface. I can assure you, so I really hope you stay with me and join me for the next one. lesson if you are on YouTube. I really appreciate you hitting the subscribe button and don't forget to hit the bell if you want to be notified when a new lesson comes out, as always you can give me a like and let me know in the comments how you get on with this lesson.
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