#1
I know alot of you guys are music writers and I've been wondering. How do you guys come up with creative strumming patterns?
#2
Simple. You have something cool in your head playing, you take your guitar and you strum that way. I don't understand what else there could be to it?
#3
I don't know. I guess I've heard too much mainstream music to be creative anymore.
#4
Quote by AussiePage
I don't know. I guess I've heard too much mainstream music to be creative anymore.

That's the usual diagnosis for hipsters.
#5
Haha. What I mean is, I've been listening to mainstream rock mu much, whenever I try to thing of cool chord progressions or strumming patterns, it always ends up being eerily simmilar to a song I already know, or just terrible.
#6
I just strum however I feel. Maybe I'm doing it wrong. I've never really liked to follow a strumming pattern unless I'm playing in an ensemble.
#7
I take the beat measure, example 4/4 = 4x4=16 divide by holy number = 7 in this case i would like to cut my holy number in half so 3.5 = roughly 4 times i will do a down strum on each chord and .571428 i will do a upward strum on almost 4 strings barely picking that 4th string.

If i wana get even more creative i will take the amount of chords multiply by 9 and of course divide by holy number again. which is in increments of 7.

i hope this helps