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(@hjalte81)
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Hi all...
I have this song i really would like to play. But I cant figure out the strumming pattern.

This is what I think it should be, but it does not sound right: (DuDDDu)

I have created a .mp3 file of the song (it is "Rejsesangen" by "Drengene Fra angora") but couse of legal issues I can only upload the first 10-20 seconds.

http://rapidshare.de/files/34741150/Rejsesangen_2.mp3.html

The chords should be: C, am, G

Hope anyone can help.


   
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 lars
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Hi Hjalte
Haven't listened to your song yet - just wanted to say welcome to GN - why don't you listen to the song, get a feel for it and play whatever feels right. I've never been good at thinking out and writing down strumming patterns but I think I'm quite OK at strumming if you see the difference.

I'm in denmark too for the time being - Ã…rhus.

LaRS

...only thing I know how to do is to keep on keepin' on...

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(@anonymous)
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it's xxxxxooxoxooxxoo. 5 16th notes, an 8th rest a 16th note, a 16th rest a 16th note, an 8th rest, two sixteenth notes (sometimes 3) and then an 8th rest (or 16th rest).

to play it, get a steady rhythm going. play the 1st 5 strums, then mute an upstroke and a down downstroke, play the up, mute down, play up, mute down and up, play down up (sometimes a third down, but that might be a mistake), then mute the remaining. repeat.


   
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(@hjalte81)
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OMG. Thats sick. And very advanced.

Thank you very much. You are very good at this :-)


   
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(@anonymous)
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it's not hard. just do it slow enough that you get it right at first, then speed up. you're just playing a constant up-and-down strum, but muffling certain beats.


   
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(@matteo)
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OMG. Thats sick. And very advanced.

Thank you very much. You are very good at this :-)

Hi mate

you don't need to play the exact pattern to make it sound good. To get the feel of the song you could also play some simpler patterns lke

dd/ddu/dd/ddu

which is an excellent pattern for all the songs with 16notes beat resolution. Of course once you'd get the bulk of the song down you could try something a bit more complex

Cheers

Matteo


   
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(@hjalte81)
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you don't need to play the exact pattern to make it sound good. To get the feel of the song you could also play some simpler patterns lke

dd/ddu/dd/ddu

Thanks... Does / mean muted downstroke?


   
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(@anonymous)
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listen, just learn the actual rhythm. you might as well. m=mute d=down u=up dudu dmmu mumm dumm
it's easy if you just think about which ones to mute. it's a completely straightforward up-&-down strum pattern. he just mutes certain strums. starts with 5 strums:
---- -mm- m-mm --mm
don't think about it in groups of 4's. i just wrote it that way to make it easier to read.


   
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(@hjalte81)
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---- -mm- m-mm --mm

Okey. Think I understand now.
One more Q: Is this song 4/4 or 4/16 or what is it?


   
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(@anonymous)
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4/4, but each beat is divided into 16th notes.


   
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