Learn to play Pumped Up Kicks by Foster The People on the ukulele. ↓ SONGBOOK, STRUM PATTERNS, & SOCIAL ↓ SONGBOOK My songbook includes the chords, lyrics, and strum patterns for every song that I teach on my channel, each displayed on a single page. Get it here: https://fourchordsimple.com/songbook/ CHORDS In all of my hundreds of tutorial videos, I stick to just four basic chords: C Am F G | | | | | | | | | | ∙ | | | | | | | | | ∙ | | | ∙ | | | | ∙ | ∙ | | | ∙ | | | | | | | | | | ∙ | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | I teach you these four chords in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sAvAULVoDU I teach you how to quickly transition between these chords in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyVqUwm5G_A My songbook contains hundreds of songs based on just these same four simple chords. Get it here: https://fourchordsimple.com/songbook/ STRUMMING PATTERNS In an effort to keep things simple and avoid overwhelming beginners, I don’t put the strumming patterns in my videos. If you are just getting started, I’d recommend sticking with a simple downstrum once per chord. After learning a few songs, having some fun, and gaining confidence, feel free to expand from there, but there’s no need to go overboard. To this day, I stick with just three simple strum patterns that create enough variety to avoid sounding monotonous: 1. Downstrum Strum Pattern (↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ). I use this strum pattern for the mellower parts of songs. It can be done at a low-intensity with one strum per chord/measure (↓ ), at a medium-intensity with two strums per measure (↓ ↓ ), or at a high-intensity with four strums per measure (↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ). 2. Upstrum Strum Pattern ( ↑ ↑ ↑ ↑). I use this strum pattern for happy, carefree songs that remind me of reggae like any song from Bob Marley. 3. Upbeat Strum Pattern (↓ ↓↑ ↑↓↑). I use this strum pattern during the high-energy parts of a song. If a chord lasts for more than one measure, I’ll carry out the ↑↓↑ part of the strum pattern until I switch to the next chord (↓ ↓↑ ↑↓↑ ↑↓↑ ↑↓↑...). If a chord only lasts for half a measure, I’ll cut the strum pattern in half (↓ ↓↑). And if a chord lasts for a single measure, I will play it in the standard fashion (↓ ↓↑ ↑↓↑). I really do stick to just these three strumming patterns in my hundreds of tutorial videos. I teach and demonstrate each strumming pattern in-depth in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJ_QUrs8qas Please feel free to use whatever strum patterns you’d like as you learn the songs on my channel, but if you are interested in replicating the strumming patterns I use, I’ve carefully written them out for each song with the lyrics and chords in my songbook. Get it here: https://fourchordsimple.com/songbook/ SUPPORT ME Like this video. It means a lot. Leave a comment with feedback (positive or constructive). I’m always looking to improve. Subscribe to my channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzi_tnbs7vBsKu5_P1FMFwQ Check out more of my tutorial videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqwxZMN7UpI&list=PLT97Jki_qDIngxBqiccsTTGUriONsKoXw Share this video or my channel on social media or by emailing it to a friend using the links found just below the video. Record yourself singing one of the songs I teach on my channel, and I'll give you a $50 Amazon gift card! More details can be found here: https://forms.gle/sBkeU4y8W1GQhd8F8 Follow me on social media using the links farther down. Buy one of my ukuleles using the links below, and I’ll receive a small commission from Amazon. Download my songbook and make a donation of any amount: https://fourchordsimple.com/songbook/ MY UKULELES After dinking around on a beginner ukulele for a little while, I finally upgraded to a Kala ukulele, and I noticed a huge improvement in the sound quality of my playing. Kala is the most popular brand of ukulele, and their ukuleles all have great ratings on Amazon. Here are the ukuleles that I use in my videos: My Soprano Ukulele: https://amzn.to/3d98MpO The soprano is the smallest and most common size of ukulele. It is great for players with small hands, and it is great for travelling. My Tenor Ukulele: https://amzn.to/2B7awC1 A tenor ukulele is just a bigger version of a soprano ukulele, which makes it better for performing since it projects sound farther. It is great for players with big hands or players who want to get into fingerpicking. FOLLOW ME Subscribe to my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzi_tnbs7vBsKu5_P1FMFwQ Like me on Facebook: https://www.Facebook.com/FourChordSimple Follow me on Instagram: https://www.Instagram.com/FourChordSimple Join my mailing list for first access to my newest tutorial every weekend: http://eepurl.com/g2JlEH THANK YOU! Thanks SO much for supporting me! I hope you enjoy my videos!
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