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(17 replies, posted in Acoustic)

thanks smile

very useful thread

Thank you for posting!

Ive found this thread very useful as I have problems with strumming patterns.

Thanks

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(4 replies, posted in Acoustic)

the only thing I can think of is-

make sure its plugged into the input part on the amp rather than the headphone part.

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(20 replies, posted in Acoustic)

Ive been playing the guitar for over a month but am still having probelms with strumming. Most beginner guitar books focus on chord change which I feel im comfortable with its strumming thats the problem particular strumming up the guitar.

I strum without a pick and I tend to miss the bass notes when strumming upwards. Im usure which part of the finger is best for the strumming upwards technique. I try to use the back of my fingernails but tend to twist my wrist to use my soft fingertips. Is this a bad habit or can you strum this way? It seems impossible to use the back of your fingernails when strumming upwards!

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(19 replies, posted in Acoustic)

thanks for your support and guidance

much appricated

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(19 replies, posted in Acoustic)

Kahuna wrote:

Kendo,

With the chords you know, you can probably play over 500 songs with them alone.   Try to add the E chord to your arsenal, and you'll expand that number even further!

If you like Jimmy Buffet, there are several songs you can play with these chords. 

Good Luck!

Kendo86 wrote:

G, D, Eminor, Aminor, A, C

Are the ones Im comfortable with so far. I know some more but I cant remember them and arent as comfortable with them.

Im looking more for a song that has easy strumming (no upstrokes or changing rhythm)

thanks for the encouragement but its the strumming that im finding difficult and working out the rhythm of the strumming from listening to the song. If it isnt constant slow strumming then I miss strings etc.

Any ideas of very very easy beginner songs?

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(19 replies, posted in Acoustic)

G, D, Eminor, Aminor, A, C

Are the ones Im comfortable with so far. I know some more but I cant remember them and arent as comfortable with them.

Im looking more for a song that has easy strumming (no upstrokes or changing rhythm)

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(19 replies, posted in Acoustic)

thanks very much for your replies.

I will check the songs and the songbooks out.

Im looking for very very easy songs though so Im not sure I will be able to play some of the suggestions.

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(19 replies, posted in Acoustic)

Im a complete beginner to playing the guitar (first picked up a guitar a week ago).

I want to know some good songs to start off with that dont rely heavy on difficult chords and fast rhythmic strumming.

Any help would be much appriciated.

Thank you