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flailingfingers
03-16-2015, 04:58 PM
In the article 'Vox Populi" in the Spring 2015 edition of UKULELE magazine, Victoria mentions her interest in uke rhythms and strumming techniques. She particularly refers to the "two-and-four backbeat rhythm". I'd like to know about this and strumming techniques in general. Suggestions/ help?

Hippie Dribble
03-16-2015, 05:10 PM
Actually very simple and probably the most commonly used percussive rhythm technique around, especially in more modern stuff.

Excellent short-intro here:

http://www.acousticguitar.com/How-To/Play-Scratch-Rhythms-on-the-Backbeat

flailingfingers
03-16-2015, 05:27 PM
Actually very simple and probably the most commonly used percussive rhythm technique around, especially in more modern stuff.

Excellent short-intro here:

http://www.acousticguitar.com/How-To/Play-Scratch-Rhythms-on-the-Backbeat

Very cool. Thanks HD. I've been doing something like that but had no name for it.

sukie
03-16-2015, 05:38 PM
Why not just peruse Ukulele Underground? They have tons of stuff. That's kinda what this place is all about. Watch Aldrine's videos. He has made them for a reason. Have fun. He is an excellent teacher.

Ukejenny
03-16-2015, 05:48 PM
boom-chuck-boom-chuck

The chucks are on beats 2 and 4, like how you clap along with a song. Hence the funny little meme, "Friends don't let friends clap on 1 and 3".

flailingfingers
03-17-2015, 03:30 AM
Thanks Uke jenny. I realize that this is the simple stuff I've been doing since I started playing. Just that Victoria's wording had me confused.

tooney
03-29-2015, 03:44 AM
Thanks to all of you for this! I was just reading the same article and logged on to learn more about it.