The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #37337   Message #520426
Posted By: John P
03-Aug-01 - 11:16 AM
Thread Name: Help playing Irish rhythm guitar
Subject: RE: Help playing Irish rhythm guitar
Jeff,
I try to avoid getting stuck in any particular strummng pattern. Learn them all and have them all available to stick in where appropriate. Each tune, and each measure of each tune will have its own requirements for rhythmic accompaniment. That said, there are some patterns I use more than others, starting with the two you mentioned:

duddud
d-dudu
dududu
dudd-u
d-ud-u
d-dd-d
d--dud

Stringing these together in a variety of ways will make the rhythm fit the tune, or create any other feel you want.

John Peekstok