(20 replies, posted in Acoustic)

Thanks for the info guys. Grouptherapy is an awesome website. If I could afford it I would totally do it. That's exactly what I'm looking for.
I've spent hours and hours on youtube. I can't find much that I'm looking for. Sometimes I can put together the info from 2 or 3 different videos.
If everyone would put the strum pattern on the chord sheets I wouldn't have this problem.

For Deja Vu, I'm looking for how to strum the bridge part.

Thanks again!!!

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(20 replies, posted in Acoustic)

Hi all,

Thanks for all your input and encouragement.
Here's an example of what I'm looking at. John Fogerty Deja Vu. It's an awesome song, came out a couple years ago. Anyway, I have listened to it about 40 times and I can't figure out the solo part. I'm watching the youtube video, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkazf7znllQ It's acoustic, solo, and not that fast. If I can't get this little easy part, then how am I supposed to figure out a whole song?
Oh, and I don't have an IPOD.

Another thing, in the "absolute beginner" books on Chordie, there are a lot of songs with B and F chords. I don't know about anyone else, but if this is absolute beginner, then I might just give up. I know everone learns differently, but come on. After 6-9 months I can just now play Stand by Me & Mad World. Now I'm working on Last Kiss, Brown Eyed Girl, & Have You Ever Seen the Rain. The F is gonna take some time I think.

Thanks gang.

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(0 replies, posted in Song requests)

Hi all!

I 'm looking for strum patterns to Troubled Land & Our Country by John Mellencamp.
Also Deja Vu by John fogerty.

Thanks in advance!

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(20 replies, posted in Acoustic)

Thanks for everyone's input.

I've seen Justinguitar, he is a very good teacher. Siggi Mertens is on youtube also, and he's great too.
That's what I'm looknig for. Someone that just shows me how it's done. I learn better that way. It's like riding a bike. You can't learn to steer, pedal, and balance all at once. You have to learn one at a time. That's why I would rather have someone tell me what a strum pattern is to a certain song. If I can see a video to show me how to strum a song, then I can just focus on making it sound good. Not having to deal with making up a strum pattern also.  That's how I've learned so far. Problem is, I can't find videos on the songs I want to learn.

This is a good video on Google video about strum patterns.
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid … 1482366891

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(20 replies, posted in Acoustic)

Hello all,

I searched this forum for strumming patterns and alot of them had the same advice. It was to listen to and "feel" the music and try to get the pattern or just make it up.
As a beginner, which all the people looking for strum patterns were, I can tell you that is not an easy task.
First off, the original song usually doesn't sound anaything like an acoustic version you want to play.
Second, I cannot, for the life of me, hear a pattern in a song. How can you pick out a guitar strum amidst a lead and rhythm guitar, bass, and drums?
Third, we as beginners can't tell if something sounds right because we can't play well enough to say if it sounds like it should.
Lastly, we want to sound like the song sounds. It encourages us if we get it to sound good.We don't want to make stuff up. 
I have been using youtube alot. I find video lessons that show the strum patterns. They are invaluable! So far I am working on 5 songs. I can tell that I'm getting better, but have hit a wall. I want to try more songs, but not knowing the strum patterns leaves me dry.
It would be awesome if we could start a forum for posting strum patterns. We could ask and someone could post it. Good idea?????

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