Strumming patterns

20 most useful strumming patterns you can use to play thousands of different songs on your uke.

You'll find on this page 20 strumming patterns in 4/4 time signature for beginners and intermediate players. They all come with a sound sample, traditional and alternative rhythm notations.

To properly understand how to read our strumming patterns below, please read this lesson first: Learn how to strum.

Don't forget that you can replace the Rests by chunks to get a more percussive sound.

Strumming pattern #1 : d-d-d-d
Strumming pattern #1

Strumming pattern #2 : du-du-du-du
Strumming pattern #2

Strumming pattern #3 : d-du-d-du
Strumming pattern #3

Strumming pattern #4 : d-d-du-du
Strumming pattern #4

Strumming pattern #5 : d-du-du-du
Strumming pattern #5

Strumming pattern #6 : d-d-du-d
Strumming pattern #6

Strumming pattern #7 : du-d-du-d
Strumming pattern #7

Strumming pattern #8 : d-du-u-d
Strumming pattern #8

Strumming pattern #10 : d-du-u-du
Strumming pattern #10

Strumming pattern #11 : xu-xu-xu-xu
Strumming pattern #11

Strumming pattern #12 : du-xu-du-xu
Strumming pattern #12

Strumming pattern #13 : d-du-xu-du
Strumming pattern #13

Strumming pattern #14 : du-u-d-du
Strumming pattern #14

Strumming pattern #15 : du-xu-xu-du
Strumming pattern #15

Strumming pattern #16 : du-du-u-du
Strumming pattern #16

Strumming pattern #17 : du-xu-xu-xu
Strumming pattern #17

Strumming pattern #18 : d-d-xu-xu
Strumming pattern #18

Strumming pattern #19 : d-d-xu-du
Strumming pattern #19

Strumming pattern #20 : d-D-u-du
Strumming pattern #20

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