Overview
Strumming in 3/4 has the same basic principles has in 4/4, strum down on the numbers (1 2 3) and up on the and's (+'s)! For 6/8, just double 'em and you'll be good. The way I number them (Rhythm 1, Rhythm 2, etc.) are just a way to ensure we're talking about the same strumming pattern. Be sure to keep the numbers consistent!

Rhythm 1
d d d
1 2 3

Rhythm 2
d u d u d u
1 + 2 + 3 +

Rhythm 3
d d u d u
1 2 + 3 +

Rhythm 4
d d u d
1 2 + 3

Rhythm 5
d u d u
1 (2) + 3 +

Rhythm 6
u d d u
(1) + 2 3 +

Rhythm 7
u u d
(1) + (2) + 3

Rhythm 8
d d u d u d d u
1 2 + 3 (1) + 2 3 +

Rhythm 9
d u d u u u d
1 (2) + 3 + (1) + (2) + 3

Rhythm 10
B d u d u u d u d
1 2 + 3 + (1) + 2 + 3

-Related Lesson-


0:25 – Rhythms – Strumming the Guitar | BO 5/10
4:20 – Playing Open Chords | BO 4/10

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