I have been deliberately staying on Module 5 for quite a while to work on strumming patterns and chord changes, but just decided to move on to Module 6. I really feel my strumming is improving.
I haven’t had too many problems with the 4/4 time signature and I am now comfortable with a few different strumming patterns, including old faithful. I also just looked at the 6:8 time signature explained in Module 6 and tried out a song in this time signature and it was Ok (well, for a first try !!)
I play along to songs on the app. As I only knew the chords A, Am, C, D, Dm, E, Em, I was looking for songs on the app that would just use some of these chords. In a couple of songs, I came across a strumming pattern that confused me and I cannot nail it. Nor can I tap my foot at the right time in this strumming pattern. On the app, you can find it on We Back by Jason Aldean, but I’ve seen it in a couple of other songs using these chords. In the app, the strumming pattern diagram shows 1D e +D a 2D eU + aU 3D eU +D a 4D e +D aU.
With what I learned so far in Grade 1 , there were no “e’s” or “a’s” in the strumming patterns and so now I’m completely confused. Is it that I have just stumbled across a strumming pattern that will come later in the course, and I shouldn’t worry about it? What time signature is this?
Any help very welcome.