Ukulele For Dummies
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When you find yourself stuck for a ukulele strumming pattern, the Swiss Army Knife strum is a good one to rely on. It's named after the Swiss Army Knife because its useful for so many different songs. Plus, you can play it fast or slow.

In tab, the Swiss Army Knife strum looks like this:


A few elements make this strumming pattern more interesting than some others. The first is obvious when you write out what you’re actually strumming: down, down-up, up-down. Yep, you’ve got two up strums together. So after the first up strum, you need to move your hand down without hitting the strings.

If you’re counting, you have to count: “one, two, and three and four.” But you have to remember not to strum on the three.

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