There are a few basic strumming patterns in this song, and all come out of the Funk/Soul vocabulary. It’s absolutely key to remember to keep your strokes in a strict up and down groove or it will get really hard to stay in time. The first thing it’s good to do is warn up with just simple up-and-down muted strokes at both 8th and 16th note beats. You’ll also want to accent 2 and 4. The goal tempo for this is 120. All strokes are muted.