Reading guitar charts

Each hatch mark represents one beat. The 4/4 time signature indicates that each measure(the space between the bar lines) includes 4 beats.

Most charts don't specify a particular strum pattern. In the next few pages I'll show you how to get started. An easy way to strum the chart below would be one downstrum for each beat.

Roll over the chart to see the visual rhythm animation.
Click the chart to hear the pattern.