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How to count these 4/4 strumming pattern in 4 beats? Also tell me how to count 2/4 ,3/4,5/8 and 7/8 strumming patterns

D udud udud du

DD UUDD DU

D DU UDU

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    If you're not struggling to play these beats in time, then you don't need to count them - just play them. If you are struggling to play them in time, then counting won't help unless you know which beat each stroke ('d' or 'u') lands on. Do you know which beat each stroke coincides with? It's not really clear from D udud udud du what the timing pattern is. – topo Reinstate Monica May 6 '18 at 10:27
  • What's not working about counting 1-2-3-4, 1-2, 1-2-3, 1-&-2-&-3, and 1-&-2-&-3-&-4, respectively? – Todd Wilcox May 6 '18 at 11:17
  • @Todd - you don't seriously count odd meter that way...?! – The Chaz 2.0 May 6 '18 at 19:20
  • @TheChaz2.0 Yes. Why wouldn't I count it the way it feels? Examples: "March of Pigs" - 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 etc. And "The Ocean" - 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 | 1 etc. – Todd Wilcox May 7 '18 at 1:41
  • I am not familiar with what upper and lower letters indicate. Sheet music would be better. Are these quarter vs eighth note duration? Without more info it's not possible to express these in "4 beats". – ggcg May 24 '18 at 14:26

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