Learning Time Signatures in Strumming

author: joetormala date: 06/09/2014 category: for beginners
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Learning Time Signatures in Strumming
Time signature simply means the counts required to be played in each chord before changing to the next chord. The / represents a downward strum across the strings in the given chords below.

For example, a 4 / 4 Count with applicable chords would be played to the 1, 2, 3, 4, count (equals the times you strum) in the chords listed:
C }C }G }C }
//// //// //// ////
1234 1234 1234 1234
A 3 / 4 Count with applicable chords would be played to the 1, 2, and 3 count (equals the times you strum) in the chords listed:
D }D }C }D 
/// /// /// ///
123 123 123 123
A 2 /4 Count with applicable chords would be played to the 1 and 2 count (equals the times you strum) in the chords listed:
G }G }C }G 
// // // //
12 12 12 12
A 6 / 8 Count with applicable chords would be played to the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 count (equals the times you strum) in the chords listed:
C ]C }D }C
////// ////// ////// //////
123456 123456 123456 123456
As with everything related to guitar - practice makes perfect. You can find time signature at the top of most tabulated music for any given song. Knowing time signature will help you develop the rhythm to your favorite songs.
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