Strum Patterns

To make effective use of the strum patterns, they should be practiced with a metronome. This will assist you in keeping proper timing and rhythm. Set the metronome at 100 Beats Per Minute (BPM) or lower if need be, then ensure all the DOWN strums happen in conjunction with the beeps or tick of the metronome. UP strums happen between the beeps or ticks. The object of the practice is to be as consistent as possible with the beats of the metronome.