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Bossa Nova Ukulele Strumming Pattern Tutorial

by Terry

Something interesting for all ukulele lovers! Uke Like The Pros brings you a cool tutorial for those ready to learn a Brazilian style rhythm. In this lesson, you will learn how to strum a Bossa Nova pattern.

I know learning fingerstyle ukulele is hard as a beginner. But don’t worry! I’m going to show you the easiest way to strum this Bossa Nova rhythm using the index finger. Be sure to follow fingerings that I give you in the lesson.

Typically, the Bossa Nova pattern will use an alternating bass pattern but this really only sounds good if you have a low G on the 4th string. What I have done in this lesson is arrange it so it sounds good on any low or high G tenor, soprano or concert ukulele.

Another cool technique is to play the rhythm staccato (short) to help give it an authentic sound.

So, try to catch all the points discussed in the tutorial and once you master the Bossa Nova strumming you can apply this rhythm to any chord progression you like.
Hope you like the tutorial!

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