‘Rude’ is a reggae inspired pop tune with chords strummed on beats 2 and 4. Muting between the chord hits is important for this style of music, because it gives the strums a more percussive quality. Keeping a steady tempo is also important. The performance video was recorded at 135 bpm; I’d recommend practicing slowly with a metronome before attempting the full tempo,then working your way up gradually. Another difficulty may stem from a few stretches with the pinky finger. Work up to these stretches gradually to prevent injury.
Part 1 – Performance