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Boom Chick Strumming #3

 

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Key of A:

A D E

1 4 5

E is the 5 chord in the key of A, also known as the dominant chord. When you get this one you'll know all of the primary chords in the key of A, and their boom chick strumming patterns.

Keep counting along when you practice each chord, and the final lesson will be a piece of cake for you. Remember when we count a number we pick the string, when you hear the word "and" you strum the other strings.

Again this is using only downstrokes with the pick, here is the pattern for the E chord. On 1 you pick the 6th (big E) string, on "and" you move the pick across the bottom 5 strings. On 2 you pick the 5th (A) string, on "and" move the pick across the bottom 4 strings.

By now you should be getting comfortable with these boom chick strumming patterns, but don't be too tough on yourself if you miss something. I've heard it said that we are our own worst critic, but we all learn from our mistakes.
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