The Ultimate Strumming Pattern (Part 4)
On this episode Ukulele Webcam Sessions, Matt brings you the fourth and final installment of his Ultimate Strumming Pattern series. So far, he's covered Accents, Chunking, and Sweeps. If you missed Parts 1-3 be sure to catch up first, because Matt combines all of these techniques to build his Voltron of a strumming pattern. But first, Matt introduces the final technique of this series: the ghost note. He explains what ghost notes are and how to play them. He also shares a trick to playing the technique.
Matt covers ghost notes for down-strums, but they can also be applied to picking melodies and playing up-strums. To see how Aldrine uses ghost notes to fill out a melody, check out this Ghost Notes - Uke Minutes. Watch this A-String Ghost Notes - Uke Minutes if you want to play the technique on an up-strum. And if you want to bring even more variation to your ghost note game, watch Muted Ghost Notes - Uke Minutes.
Have fun with all of these techniques, and be sure to experiment with your own ultimate strumming pattern! If you want to learn more about accents, chunking, sweeps, or ghost notes, as well a ton of different strumming patterns that utilize these techniques, be sure to check out Matt's Ultimate Ukulele Strumming Course!