Twist & Shout (Part 2)
♦ Become familiar with varying up and down strumming strokes
♦ Master the right hand technique
♦ Play the full chord progression smoothly and in tempo
Now that you have the chord changes down let’s move to the right hand strumming technique for Twist & Shout.
Look at the chart below. Notice that there are two chord changes per measure.
Also note that there are varying and alternating stroke patterns. This may look a little complicated at first but when we break it down you will see how easy it really is.
Notice in the first measure that we do 2 down strokes on the C and then a quick down-up-down on the F.
In the second measure we do 2 successive up strokes then a down stroke on the G chord followed by a quick "down-up-down" stroke on the F chord.