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      Best Ukulele Strumming Pattern to Learn a New Song

      Strumming patterns are the bread and butter of playing ukulele.

      And they can also make or break you.

      “If only I could figure out the strumming pattern to this song.”

      What if I told you there isn’t a magic strumming pattern for a song? What if the best pattern is the one you come up with?

      In order to come up with the right strumming pattern, you start by using what I consider my favorite strumming pattern of all time. As someone who’s played ukulele for over 25 years, this is still my go-to pattern whenever I’m first learning a new song. And I suggest you do the same!

      But I’m warning you…

      This pattern is super easy.

      Because of that, a lot of people overlook it, but that would be a mistake.

      I explore all this and more in the video.

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