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#1 2012-12-12 03:24:25

Amii
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Registered: 2012-12-12
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Strumming Pattern

I'm getting really confused with how the strumming pattern works an everything...please help?

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#2 2012-12-12 04:55:17

beamer
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Re: Strumming Pattern

that is something that has always been a hard one for me also, I just go with what feels good.  playing along with a song on youtube helps, you can watch and see what the performer is doing. Maybe this will help also https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UhdwnsckJ8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gl4jkbBAkc8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4yCETVijKc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ct5n366aeTQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wr-yRZ706yc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=298jekPUUGI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6c8O045t6k

well the last 4 are reqlly cool and I just found them while looking for your stuff. ENJOY


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#3 2012-12-12 06:43:17

zguitar
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Re: Strumming Pattern

Welcome Amii,

It sounds like you are new to guitar, so we'll start there. Pick a song that you want to play and check for a lesson on youtube. For example let's look at Last Kiss by Pearl Jam.

Here is a vid lesson(from an awesome teacher I might add)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijv063fRC-k

Strum we use is DDU UDU or 12& &4&. You would play this whole pattern for each chord.

DDU UDU    DDU UDU    DDU UDU    DDU UDU
G               Em             C               D

Here's another vid I found helpful:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Q7rspb0MpI

Remember that there is no 1 strumming pattern that is correct for a given song. Variations are what make things cool. 

Post back if you need more help


Keep Rockin!!!!!!!!!!!

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#4 2012-12-12 10:00:46

Roger Guppy
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Re: Strumming Pattern

There is also some help in this 'Sticky': http://www.chordie.com/forum/viewtopic. … 462#p66462

Roger


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#5 2012-12-13 12:39:35

Wakey638
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Re: Strumming Pattern

Ah, now I find this sort of thing very helpful, cheers.

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