how do we read strumming patterns?

Discussion in 'Beginner's Q&A Forum' started by jain_dude, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. jain_dude

    jain_dude New Member

    for eg i found these strumming patterns 4 roobaroo

    ddu ddu dudu

    i understand what u and d mean but wais with those space and underscore?

    Roobaroo ..RDB

    1....^^v^^v^V==== for A chord
    2....V--^v^v^===== for D chord

    how do i play this?


    1 1 12 12 12

    wat r 1 and 2

    kindly help.......
  2. hamzairshad

    hamzairshad New Member

    d stands for downstroke and u stands for upstroke
  3. jain_dude

    jain_dude New Member

    i no that but wat about the others??
  4. sukrut

    sukrut God Guitarist

    those others are either brakes (where u dont let the chord ring) or a gap (time)......
  5. wackybrained~

    wackybrained~ New Member

    these stands for

    D,^,1 --------> Down strum

    U,v,2 ----------> Up strum
  6. jithinjohn123

    jithinjohn123 New Member

    I think _ stands for a pause

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