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(@popeye70809)
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Ok, this song is labled easy song to play but i can't seem to get the strumming rythm down. I love this song and know it by heart but can't seem to get it. Any tips on strumming this song would be great.

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(@dogbite)
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downstroke, with a slight damping using the palm. get the chaga going on the strong 4/4 beat.
it is a basic rok tempo from the old days.

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(@trguitar)
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It's the classic back beat with the emphasis on the 3.

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(@wes-inman)
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You have to break each quarter note into triplets. They are called eighth note triplets, but they are not truly eighth notes. But don't let that worry you. :D


1 2 3 2 2 3 3 2 3 4 2 3 1 2 3 2 2 3 3 …
/ / / / / / / / / / / / / …

You play on the 1st and 3rd beat of each triplet. You will get a shuffle type rhythm, I like to call it a boogie.

If you counted out loud it would be:

One, three Two, three Three, three Four, three One, three Two, three Three, three Four, etc...

You put accent or emphasis on the highlighted beats.

Experiment with this a little. You will soon recognize this famous shuffle and it will be easy for you after that.

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(@vccky)
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Been trying to get that song down for a while now. I wouldn't really agree with labelling it as 'easy' though. I think it's a song that you mostly have to 'feel', whatever that means. :D

But Wes_Inman might be on to something, I'll try it. :D


   
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(@popeye70809)
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thanks for the tip, however maybe i have bitten off more than i can chew for now. I am going to move on to another song. probably margaritaville , just thought i would update the good people at GN. again thanks for the tips.

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