Topic: Newbie on rhythm
I had a sorta epiphany on strumming, keeping rhythm, being able to really play a song reasonably well. I have done all the online lessons. And the most often asked question is about strum patterns. Wrong question and usually wrong answer. Say 4/4 ddu upu 6 strums or 7 or 5 or whatever. No lesson goes into how to maintain 4/4 when using any odd strum pattern. I didn't really realize it until I tried a few songs in 3/4 and found out I really didn't grasp timing/rhythm (dumbster). Just a word to other new (to guitar) folk. Strum pattern ddu upside down doesn't matter Make sure you start off getting the right number of strums or absence of a strum to get the beat of the song (music) in the correct time.You may add whatever you wish between the beat but you are essentially doing close to what a drummer is doing, keeping time.