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APP - FAQs & Support => Beginner Song APP - Video Lesson Specific Questions => APP - Beginner Song Course => Topic started by: olgagoffin on March 31, 2019, 02:03:29 pm

Title: Stage 1 Trying to strum four beats per bar
Post by: olgagoffin on March 31, 2019, 02:03:29 pm
I’m working my way through Stage 1 and I’ve watched the last video in this stage where Justin says to play the songs again but to strum four times per bar.
It’s quite tricky to get the beat right! The app does the “pop” animation for the chord on the first beat but then I need to do three more rhythmic strums before the next chord.
Is there a way to have metronome beats on while playing? I’ve got a metronome app (not Justin’s) but it won’t work together with another app.
Thank you!
Title: Re: Stage 1 Trying to strum four beats per bar
Post by: KeepingAwake on March 31, 2019, 02:16:39 pm
I haven't been in the app lately, but doesn't the app have backing tracks in it? Those should have something playing rhythm. Maybe start the song without playing your guitar, find the beat, get your foot tapping to that, and then try playing the song with the 4 strums per bar?
Title: Re: Stage 1 Trying to strum four beats per bar
Post by: MsTerra on March 31, 2019, 09:54:36 pm
Check the settings in the app to make sure that you've got at least drums and bass turned on for the backing tracks for the songs. Having a rhythm section going will give you a beat to play along to more easily.
Title: Re: Stage 1 Trying to strum four beats per bar
Post by: Iceman on September 04, 2019, 10:48:35 pm
I have just bought the app too and am struggling with this too, the reply above doesn’t help as there are no settings to turn on or off the drums, so I guess they are on anyway?
Title: Re: Stage 1 Trying to strum four beats per bar
Post by: FourChords App on October 02, 2019, 10:19:29 am
Thank you guys for the discussion. Slowing down the song play tempo by scrolling down on the screen display may help you to catch the pace of each beat with strumming.
When you watch the strumming pattern, do you notice a white line going from the left side to the right side of the screen? The time it takes for the line to go from one side to the other encompasses one strumming pattern. When you play the song, do you see that the same line is there as well, going to one side to the other? This line is exactly the same one you saw when learning the strumming pattern, so you should follow it and strum at the same pace of the strumming pattern tab (you should play the full pattern within the time the line takes to go from one side to the other). Does this help?