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Watch the Eighth Note Strums & Variation online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Learn Guitar 1: First Steps for Beginners (FREE)

Building the foundation of your rhythm is a matter of adding strums and different note values as you go. Here we'll take a look at the all-important eighth note strum. This will be really crucial to all the rhythms you do going forward so make sure you take the time to get this down. The "Up" strum is where a lot of cool accents come in so you'll find it starts to get more fun here!