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    Default Different strumming patterns for I'm Yours

    I've gotten very good at playing I'm yours by Jason Mraz. I'm using a D U D D U D pattern. It sounds kind of, eh. I was wondering what strumming patterns you guys use for this song or others. Any help is appreciated. Thanks guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Titan56 View Post
    I've gotten very good at playing I'm yours by Jason Mraz. I'm using a D U D D U D pattern. It sounds kind of, eh. I was wondering what strumming patterns you guys use for this song or others. Any help is appreciated. Thanks guys!
    Some people strum with their fingers and some with their wrists. I strum with the heart and my heart is a bit mercurial. So I basically do whatever I want to do. I do find myself doing a lot of up-strumming and chunking. I like the DDUUDU and clave rhythm. A great resource for under $20 is Li'l Rev's book, Essential Strums and Strokes For the Ukulele. It doesn't give you strum patterns, but it does go into right-hand stuff like finger rolls and triplets to beef up any existing strumming pattern

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    I think DUD DUD is basically good but it needs a little chunking thrown into the mix. Try palm muting so it sounds more like (d)(u)D (d)(u)D

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    "I'm Yours" has a reggae feel to it. With reggae, typically the strong beats in the bar are 2 and 4, so a starting-point for the strum pattern could be --D---D-
    Those beats are best clipped short, so a muting technique helps too - either chunk strum or fret-hand (or left-hand) damping for example. Personally I do that strum with chords a little up the neck so I can damp them with my fret hand.

    A youtube search for "Reggae ukulele strums" should come up with some useful ideas for that song.

    hth

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