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Watch the Staccato Pop online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Acoustic Guitar on the Go

Staccato Pop is a video guitar lesson presented by Vicki Genfan and is sourced from 30 Strumming Patterns You MUST Know

I'm using F#m-G#m-A-G#m - all on the first 4 strings. This is the riff from Billy Jean, but try it on any chord progression. What makes it pop is the combination of chicken scratch and the accents on the up-beats. Notice that I'm using all down strokes. You can use an up stroke for the up-beats if you like. Just make sure you're attack is right on.

(Note: In the video I called the first chord Fm instead of F#m - my bad!)