Add a Drum-Like Percussive Rhythm to Strumming

Add a Drum-Like Percussive Rhythm to Strumming

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Move beyond chucking with this unique and creative way to add a drum inspired percussive rhythm to your ukulele playing. This technique is flat-out cool, but more than that, it can be extremely useful; especially if you are looking to jazz up simple chord progressions that you strum and sing on top of.

Like any technique, this one will require a bit of practice. But trust me, it looks harder than it really is. At the end of the day, all it is, is a simple pattern that you have to memorize and synchronize both hands to. With that said, make sure you have a thorough understanding of rhythmic notation as it applies to playing eighth notes. This will help tremendously with getting the timing down and understanding the hits.

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