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Strumming  //  Flynn Cohen


In the Strumming for Jigs and Reels lesson, Flynn teaches the D5 chord, which is used during the examples provided below.

TopStrumming Overview (3 min 08 sec)

In this lesson, Flynn teaches us the D5 chord, which is unique to dropped D tuning, in preparation for the right-hand strumming patterns for jigs and reels taught in the next two lessons.

TopStrumming Patterns – Reels (3 min 56 sec)

There are 2 different rhythmic strumming patterns. One for jigs and and one for reels. Here, we follow the Down, Up, Down, Up strumming pattern for the reel. Flynn also talk about types of picks hand placement, accents and overall strumming mechanics.

TopStrumming Patterns – Jigs (4 min 19 sec)

The rhythm for the jigs has 2 consecutive down strokes, which makes it counter-intuitive, but gives it a unique sound. The pattern is Down, Up, Down, Down, Up Down, Down, Up, Down, Down, Up Down, and is in 6/8 time and has 2 beats in each measure.