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(@caucau)
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in "wish you were here" lesson i see the rhythmic pattern in the begining and i play it but how do i know which is an upstroke and which is a downstroke?, i know its a silly question but i just dont know how tell if its upstroke or downstroke , please help me.

the lesson : https://www.guitarnoise.com/article.php?id=409


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I haven't tried to play the song, but I'd be inclined to start by playing all the lone chords (those not joined to anything by a bar) as down strokes.
The chords joined by the bars at the top would be considered as 4 chord strokes, starting with down - so down up down up. As the third position is not filled (the note at the second position is twice as long to make up), I would "dummy" a down stroke and play down up up.

I've just played the MP3 from the lesson and David Hodge plays it the same way.

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its sound great...


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Matt has a question:
Hi all

I am practising David's lesson a lot. However it seems that the tab for the section from Em7 to A7sus4 doesn't match the mp3 (or for that matter the text description of what David is doing).

The text says "Here we go from strumming the Em7 to playing a run of four notes which will end on A, the root of our A7sus4. "

But I can only see that a run of three notes ending on 2nd fret A string. Surely after this he is playing the open A string before partial strumming?

Am i misunderstanding or is this just a mistake in the tab?

By the way, terrific lesson!! As always....

Cheers

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Matt,
I'll ask David to take a look at your question.
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rjwatsoniii posts the following:
David,

I wish you were there when I first tried to learn this song.

I have been playing for about 17 years.

Just following the upstroke/downstrokes helped me make this song sound better.

I think I was always just trying to fudge the strokes.

Thanks again.

Rich

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In Davids lesson when switching from the C to Am he strums the C a few times then does a run on the 3rd fret A string to the 2nd fret A string and on to the Am. This is pleasing to my ear. What other runs can you do? Is he using part of a scale? If so which one? Here's the tab

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so when i do the verse strumming, I'll do

d duud dud(change) so I change chord on the last down, but when I hear Dave's lesson, it's songs more as

d duud duud(change) on the last d, so which is it?


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I'd say play it as you hear it.

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so when i do the verse strumming, I'll do

d duud dud(change) so I change chord on the last down, but when I hear Dave's lesson, it's songs more as

d duud duud(change) on the last d, so which is it?
Thats the way I play it. The last down in your pattern is the first strum of the next chord. So each chord is D DU UD DU. The last up is kind of a cheat to give you time to get to the next chord so just catch the 2 or 3 treble strings.

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thank you Nils for both your comment and your warm greeting


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ragdoll asks:
What example is the first part of the pink floyd how I wish song in the lesson for beginner songs? It seems as though the the first few examples were just practice, which one is the real deal? Smile

Thanks ragdoll

Oktay responds:
If I remember correctly they are variations, (partial strummings, single notes etc) you can pick whichever one you would like or mix and match.

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I don't understand oktay, variations? Which ones the begining???

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I don't understand oktay, variations? Which ones the begining???

They are in the lesson. Each verse and chorus has options on how to play it like straight strumming or some single notes added for flavor. And the sections of the song are also in order in the lesson. The straight strumming is good when you are playing with someone else and they are playing the melody and the mixed version are good when you play alone.

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