2 Week ‘Kick Start’ Beginner Guitar Course
– with Mark McKenzie Part 3
“Learn How To Read Strumming Notation”
Probably the most popular method of notating strumming patterns is to use the characters D, U and . – these symbols are used to show a down strum, an up strum, and a miss.
Here’s an example of a strum notated in this way:
D . D U D . D U
In plain English this would be ‘down miss down up down miss down up’.
Watch the video to see how we actually put into practice on the guitar.