Introduction To Strumming & The Tik Tok Pattern – Lesson 11 Brian Haner Sr. In this lesson, we’ll get you started with simple strumming patterns and introduce you to the “Tik Tok” motion. Syn’s Tips This is the foundation of Strumming. These basic patterns are fundamental in developing a great groove or Feel. Share with us in the "Lesson Comments" section below some other Strumming patterns you have come up with or have learned from some of your favorite songs.