Watch the Simple Reggae online guitar lesson by Vicki Genfan from 30 Strumming Patterns You MUST Know
This reggae strum can be juxtaposed in almost any genre of music and sound great. I'm using Fm and Bm chords using only the top 4 strings. The subtle accent or leaning on the first (down beat) of the first two strums gives this pattern its signature sound and feel.
We also get a chance to practice our chicken scratch in this pattern.