In playing a 3/4 guitar riff, one has to count 1-2-3 and
use this count as a guide when strumming the guitar. In
practicing the 3/4 guitar strumming, one can use the
chord pattern: D- A7- G.
This is a variation of the
4/4 chord pattern D-A-G-A. Again, this pattern is
recommended because of the playability of the chords.
This allows the player to be able to concentrate on
strumming and chord formation simultaneously without
prioritizing one above the other.
The strokes in practicing
the 3/4 strumming pattern can be varied, depending on
the player's preferences. He can practice the pattern
using only downward strokes, or upwards strokes or he
can use both alternately to get the feel of the guitar.
The traditional song "Down
in the Valley" can be used by beginners to practice
strumming the guitar with a 3/4 time. Another song which
could be used in 3/4 strumming is the song "Time is on
my Side" by Jerry Ragovoy.