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(@jkaulback)
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I am trying to learn Wonderwall by Oasis. The chords are pretty easy, but I can't get the strumming pattern.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks,

Jason


   
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(@tabmow)
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Hi Jason,
I use this pattern for wonderwall:
UDUDD

It's easy and sounds like the song.


   
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(@ronaldh)
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the strumming pattern is tricky for beginners. The song only sounds like the song if you get it right. The correct rhythm e.g. for the intro is:
  Em7                 G                                                          Dsus4                      A7sus4  
| e e e s s s s e e s s | s s e e s s s e s s s s s |

s = sixteenth (semiquaver), e = eigth (quaver)

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(@noel-iu)
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Maybe if you hear a clear guitar to the song it goes easy...
Try downloading some acoustics...
I made a tribute of it, because I love it...
you'll find it here
http://www.freewebs.com/noel-iu/guitarmp3s.htm

I use this strumming pattern...

. Today is gonna be the day
d  d    D   U  D   U   D   U    D     (one movement per silable)
that there gonna throw it back to you
D      U     D   U      D   U   D    D   U-U U-D-U-D-U

Maybe it is a bit confusing... black ones are stronger

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http://noel-iu.dmusic.com/


   
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(@i_suck)
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Here is the strumming pattern I use:

EM7: D U D (but this needs to have the rhythm of a DDD)
G: UDUDD
Dsus4: DUDD
A7sus4: DUUUDUDU

Just make sure you do the first D U D with a down, slight pause, up, slight pause, down, slight pause.  Listen to the song.  You can hear it very clearly.

For the rest of it strum freely. It sounds almost perfect to me.  I spent an entire day trying to get it perfect.

Adam
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(@matteo)
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hey I finally managed to listen to the song and here is my guess: the song is clearly based on sixteen notes so any pattern including sixteen would work fine with it

bb ddu for evary half measure (or each chord if yopu prefer)

but also bb ddu dub ddu for every measure

To my ears the original pattern should be

Em 7

dd ddu

G

ddu ddu

D

ddu ddu

A

dd ddu

Matteo


   
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(@sophisticated-beggar)
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This is how my music teacher has it tabbed as:

Em7
DUDDU

G
UDDDU

Dsus4
DUDDD

A7sus4
UUUDUDU

If anyone needs it I can copy the actual timing .... I think.
Having the pauses in the right place is just as importent as the correct strum pattern.

As for this being an easy song, yes it is as apart from a 'D/F#' in the pre-chorus, pinky and ring stay the 3rd frets of high E and B strings.

But then again, I think that keeping these fingers pressed on the same notes for a lengh of time without changing chords can start to hurt until I get used to it.

The only other chords is a Cadd9 which starts the 11th bar and a Em straight after the D/F#

Bar25:-

There are many things that I would like to say to you...but I don't know how

Cadd9-------------Dsus4-----------------G-------D/F#----Em------G............................A7sus4


   
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(@sophisticated-beggar)
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Em7

E---3 - pinky
B---3 - ring
G-open
D--2 - middle
A--2 - first
E-open

G

E---3 - pinky
B---3 - ring
G-open
D-open
A-2 - first
E---3 - middle

Dsus4

E---3 - pinky
B---3 - ring
G--2 - first
D-open
A-not played
E-not played

A7sus4

E---3 - pinky
B---3 - ring
G-open
D--2 - first
A-open
E-not played

Cadd9

E---3 - pinky
B---3 - ring
G-open
D--2 - first
A---3 - middle
E-not played


   
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(@b0ttleneck)
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Check this site, has a couple strumming patterns and even video.

http://www.guitar.gg/wonderwall.html

A lot of good information on that guys site too


   
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(@catalina3899)
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This is a great site. Helped me out quite a bit for Wonderwall and Sultans of Swing (man I love that song)

http://www.guitar.gg/wonderwall.html

jim


   
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