Important Strumming Patterns – Lesson 19 Brian Haner Sr. In this lesson we show you how to play some of most common strumming patterns you will run across in popular songs. Syn’s Tips Incorporate all of your chords when practicing these patterns. Try writing some chord progressions yourselves from the chords you already know but be creative and change chords on different beats. Don’t get stuck always changing chords at the beginning of a measure. Practice what’s hard, not just what’s easy! Hang out with is in the "Lesson Comments" section below and show us some cool Chord Progressions!