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(@j-rock)
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It's funny that all the sites you go to give you chords but no strumming pattern. I think that I would have better luck figuring out the chords on my own. Could someone help me with the strumming patterns to Bob Seger's - Night Moves and Morrison's - Brown Eyed Girl. Also sometimes the tabs say " just use a free or loose strumming pattern, what does that mean?

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(@j-rock)
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I figured out some of Night Moves G - d dud dud F - ????? C - dud dud. I obviously still need help.

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(@darkmage)
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I'm using the following strumming pattern for 'Brown Eyed Girl':

D . D U . U D

It works for me.

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(@thejackal)
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G=D D.U.D D.U.D D.U F=U.D.U C=D D.U.D D.U.D D.U F=U.D.U G= you are now back at the beginning.

Hope this helps you man.

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 Bull
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http://www.grouptherapy.guernsey.net/strumming.html

This is a web post i got off of here- Bull


   
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(@rodders)
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Hey Bull, thats a really helpful site. One of those you have to bookmark.
Cheers.

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 Pig
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http://www.grouptherapy.guernsey.net/strumming.html

This is a web post i got off of here- Bull

Thanks! That site is sooo helpful!


   
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(@dogsbody)
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Bull,

This is brilliant, I've just listened to the ``Back To You'' pattern really useful as I am trying to get Bryan Adam's songs cracked.
Its now on my favourites list

Thank you.

Chris

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(@j-rock)
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When you get the strumming pattern for a song is it constant right from start to finish?

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(@rexlander)
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In many cases the strumming pattern may change during the song, for example the verses may have a slighlty different variation then the chorus.
When I first started playing I was also concerned about playing the 'correct' strumming pattern, but after a while learned that there is a lot of room for variation and the song will still sound like it should, especially if you sing (well, not with my singing). Try experimenting with different patterns, and do not limit yourself to full chords. Strumming partial chords and throwing in some other voicings of the chord can really produce some interesting variations to the song. Make the song your own rather then just reproducing someone else's.

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(@blazedphool)
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OMG thanks a million....love this site....

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