The 3/4 Strum

Essential Guitar Strums Course
– with Mark McKenzie Part 9

“Learn The Strum Used in the Most Recognizable Song on Earth”

Like the 6/8 strum, the 3/4 strum is based on a time signature. The 3/4 time signature.

The most recognizable example of 3/4 is ‘Happy Birthday to You’. The 3/4 time signature is mostly used in Waltzes but can be found in modern Rock, Pop and Blues also:

  • Diamonds and Gold – Tom Waits
  • The Carny – Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
  • Manic Depression – Jimi Hendrix



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