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by matteo
May 6th, 2010, 11:47 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: songbook with strumming patterns
Replies: 29
Views: 14525

Re: songbook with strumming patterns

matteo ? (I think was his name) had a BIG list of songs that he worked out the strumming patterns for that he was handing out AGES ago, I lost mine in the big PC crash of '07 and never got them back..... Anyone have a copy ? Cheers Keith hi mate i remember! well i do also throw the file because i'm...
by matteo
May 6th, 2010, 11:20 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: --> Share things you've learned about guitar
Replies: 381
Views: 161093

Re: What you've learned about guitar (including my 800 days)

well i've teaching myself guitar for some 5 years. After a few years when i learnt mostly acoustic guitar (strumming and a bit of fingerpicking), i followed my original passion and dedicated to heavy metal. I also played as rhythm guitarist with a band for almost a year. Now that i'm trying to progr...
by matteo
October 27th, 2009, 5:48 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Another newbie question (strumming and bpm)
Replies: 6
Views: 2398

Re: Another newbie question (strumming and bpm)

Ok I'm learning my strumming and chord changes, when I'm looking at a song I understand when it says 4/4 its 4 beats per measure but how are you supposed to know the strumming pattern and how fast or slow, like if I'm trying to learn to the metronome how fast or slow the beats per min should be on....
by matteo
October 27th, 2009, 5:32 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: PALM MUTES/ GUITAR SETUP
Replies: 1
Views: 700

Re: PALM MUTES/ GUITAR SETUP

hi mate the most important thing to get a good contrast between full chords and muted ones is your hand!!! seriously it all depends on your hand position not on your amps. Having said so, here are a few ideas you could try: a) set your gain quite high b) for the clean strokes play full power chords ...
by matteo
August 29th, 2009, 9:42 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Timing Question
Replies: 10
Views: 1149

Re: Timing Question

I've got some basic timing questions. If I'm doing a basic rhythm pattern in say a D-C-G progression, how close does it have to follow the bassline and it's progression. Say the bass kicks in with this: (P means a string pluck) D C G 1&2&3&4&1&2&3&4&1&2&3&4 P P P I can do the rhythm the same. But, ...
by matteo
August 29th, 2009, 2:03 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Open power chords?
Replies: 10
Views: 4565

Re: Open power chords?

hi mark any different fingering gives different sound so you can choose the one you prefer in order of the sound you wish to obtain. iron Maiden often use the simple fifth chords (root plus fifth) like F (1,3,x,x,x,x) or G (3,5,x,x,x,x), D (x,5,7,x,x,x) E (x,7,9,x,x,x) (i.e. in Run to the hills or N...
by matteo
August 28th, 2009, 10:57 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Open power chords?
Replies: 10
Views: 4565

Re: Open power chords?

Check out these open chord lessons + diagrams: Guitar Lessons - Open Chords hi mate if i understood correctly Mark ii requested about open power chords fingerings, not open chords's ones as Nuno pointed out any power chord could also be played closed with index on the root and ring (or pinky) on th...
by matteo
August 28th, 2009, 3:21 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Open power chords?
Replies: 10
Views: 4565

Re: Open power chords?

hi mate those chords are commonly used by Ac/dc. To play open g power chord you should fret like this

E = 3
A = x
D = open
G = open
B = 3
e = x (also 3)

the other chords (e,a,d) are simply played like this
e chord:

E = open
A = 2

a chord:

A = open
D = 2


d chord

D = open
g = 2


cheers

Matteo
by matteo
August 19th, 2009, 2:48 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Ways of figuring out strumming patterns?
Replies: 18
Views: 17106

Re: Ways of figuring out strumming patterns?

hi mate you should be able to determine the time signature by yourself because, in this field, assumptions are not always correct. To answer your question: yes many songs are in 4/4 while 3/4 (the so-called waltz-time) or odd time signatures are quite rare but a lot of songs are based on triplets an...
by matteo
July 28th, 2009, 6:56 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Breaking old bad habits and forming new good ones
Replies: 10
Views: 1467

Re: Breaking old bad habits and forming new good ones

hi mate ehm i do not have audio (i'm at work) so i can only see the images but it seems he's playing du mute udu mute udu mute etc. (the same pattern i suggested) regarding the mutes i see his playing with open chords but let me assure you it is a lot easier to mute with bar chords since you have no...
by matteo
July 27th, 2009, 11:00 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Breaking old bad habits and forming new good ones
Replies: 10
Views: 1467

Re: Breaking old bad habits and forming new good ones

hi mate the strummin pattern you found in the video lesson it seems quite strange because in alternate picking you follow each downstroke with an upstroke so that if you're playing in a quaver feel (like in Proud mary), it is almost impossible to play that way, unless the pattern is referred to two ...
by matteo
July 27th, 2009, 7:16 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Breaking old bad habits and forming new good ones
Replies: 10
Views: 1467

Re: Breaking old bad habits and forming new good ones

The quick strumming! thread got me thinking. . For example, as I've posted in the past, something that's bugged me is the verse rhythm for Proud Mary. Sure, you can do it a million ways, not the least of which is a straight D U D U ad infinitum (or ad nauseum). And there are others, but the one I l...
by matteo
July 27th, 2009, 7:06 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Written strumming patterns
Replies: 10
Views: 3581

Re: Written strumming patterns

hi mate first thing: do not focus on written patterns but try to understand them by listening to the song. Secondarily always remember that, even if you can not understand the guitar pattern, as long as you can replicate drums rhythm, your pattern, even if not exactly the same of the original record...
by matteo
July 2nd, 2009, 2:38 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Ways of figuring out strumming patterns?
Replies: 18
Views: 17106

Re: Ways of figuring out strumming patterns?

hi mate to me the key is to learn rhythms. I try to explain myself better: to learn a strumming pattern is an elusive and unseful, if not wrong, concept. What it really matters is to understand and being able top play the differnt rhythms you can find in a song. When you can do it you can surely sta...
by matteo
June 11th, 2009, 10:58 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: --> Share things you've learned about guitar
Replies: 381
Views: 161093

Re: What you've learned about guitar (including my 800 days)

Matteo, What I meant was unlike strumming an acoustic guitar where you might use a pattern of D/D/u/Du for many songs I havn't found many electric/rock/metal where you would use patterns like thta alot. Sure there are passages must likely the chorus where you might do that but it seems every song i...