hey can anyone suggest a good 4/4 time strumming pattern? One that you particulary like maybe?
down-up-muted strum-up-down-up-muted strum....then repeat that...check out "stuck in the middle with you" to hear this in action, though it is fairly common in a few different songs.

down-up-mutedstrum-up-mutedstrum-up-mutedstrum-up....repeat. Each stroke (muted or otherwise) is either on the beat or on the and of a beat.
Listen to Jack Johnson's Flake, Rodeo Clowns, or Bubbly Toes. It has my favorite strum pattern.
lottso triplets i like
<\\\SuBLiME\\\> ~ ~ ~~

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The White Stripes' "300 mile per hour torrential outpoor blues" has a SICK acoustic strum pattern...