View Full Version : reading strumming patterns?

08-04-2011, 10:41 AM
hiya lads/ladies :)
i have been lurking on this site and have finally thought of somthing that i cant seem to find on here to ask as i have been scouring the net with no joy so wondering if any of you can help me?

i had a book bought for me called the ukulele playlist (blue book) now i know as i have only been playin a month or so that this book may well be a bit too advanced for me (i have no instrument experiance at all) but i would like to know how to read the strum patterns contained in this book,

for example most of them look kinda like this - ////|////|////| etc with some of the slashed joined at the top (real sorry i dont know the proper terminoogy) i cant work out if they are up/downs/mutes or none of the above? :(
can anyone help please

BadLands Bart
08-04-2011, 11:00 AM
The ones you posted look like a simple down strum. There are 4 down strums per measure.

08-04-2011, 11:44 AM
ok so what does a up stroke or a mute look like? they all just mostly seem to look like that or joined together at the top (again truley sry for lack of correct terms)

08-04-2011, 12:21 PM
Does something like this help you?


08-05-2011, 07:49 AM
yes it does mate and thank you very much :)