Watch the Folk Hip online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Beginner Guitar Explorations

Lesson Source: Vicki Genfan's 30 Strumming Patterns You MUST Know

I'm using a D - A - C - G progression. This pattern has a cool hip-hop, laid back feel and can easily be used in folk, rock, or pop. Check if you are anchoring your right hand in order to have more control in hitting the single bass notes. Whether you are or not, just take the time to practice slowly so you can gain accuracy without adding any extra tension in your right hand.

Practice changing chords just a bit early in order to get to the next chord in time. In this pattern, that means the last eighth note in the measure may be played more like a chicken scratch than actual notes.