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Chords Leve l 2
Bandwa gon Mu s i c S t ud i o s
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THE ONE BEAT CHORD
Quite often a one beat chord will occur in
songs. This one count chord is usually found
either on count 4 or count 2.
There are two approaches to strumming the
one beat chord.
1. You can either just keep using the strum
pattern you have been using and make the one
beat chord fit in where it belongs. This will not
highlight the one beat chord too much - which
in many songs is what is needed of the one beat
chord.
2. Other times though the one beat chord has
to stand out - so we give it a one count strum
and probably also accent it a little bit. Try
these exercises, which are both in 4/4 and 3/4.
4/4 EXAMPLES - ONE COUNT CHORD ON
COUNT 4.
Rock Strum Number 3. (Firstly normal and
secondly with one count strum.)
4/4 EXAMPLES - ONE COUNT CHORD ON
COUNT 2.
Rock Strum Number 3. (Firstly normal and
secondly with one count strum.)
G C D C
G C D C
C
G C D G C D
G C D G C D