Watch the All Along the Strum Patterns online guitar lesson by Rich Maloof from Guitar 201: Breakthroughs

Our chords are the same throughout this example (Bm – A – G) but the feel shifts when we change the strum pattern. When you find a strumming feel you like, whether it's one of these or something different, try it with different chord progressions. This will add to your rhythm vocabulary and also support what we've covered earlier about chord flow.