#1
ok i am trying to learn guitar with the progressive beginner guitar book and iam lost on lesson 2. the small piece i am trying it play is in 4/4 and has two measures. the first measure starts with a half note set at open B fallowed by two quarter notes set on C than D. the first measure also has a G (for G chord) above the half note. the next measure is four 8th notes going D, C, B, A. this second measure has a D7 (for D7th chore) above the first 8th note of the measure.


this is how the tab portion of the book is wrote.

------------------------------|-------------------------------|
-----0----------1-----3-----|----3-----1-----0------------|
------------------------------|------------------------2-----|
------------------------------|-------------------------------|
------------------------------|-------------------------------|
------------------------------|-------------------------------|

also at the top of the mage is a box that says rythum pattern half note strum

V---V---
1 2 3 4

the thing i cant figure out is if i am strumming chords the whole time or if i am strumming the chords then playing the indovidual notes fallowed by another strum.

i am also not sure what string to strum from, if G chord starts at 6th string, why does it tell me to strike the open B string. this is assuming iam reading the book right.

i find this book confusing.

the piece is from Ode To Joy.
Last edited by ghost1986 at Aug 8, 2009,
#2
You don't play the chords and the notes together. Typically, one person would play the chords, and another would play the individual notes. You might call these a "rythmn" and "lead" player.
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You don't play the chords and the notes together. Typically, one person would play the chords, and another would play the individual notes. You might call these a "rythmn" and "lead" player.
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